These ‘goodies’ were the result of some astute(?) careful(?)…………ok, maybe not exactly, but not entirely planned shopping purchases at my fave quilt shops in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s always fun to see what fabrics are found in other locations. The cowboy/rodeo themes are easily seen, along with the Sturgis biker motifs (since “Fabric Junction” quilt shop, Sturgis, designs an ‘official’ fabric for each year’s rally). Each year I head back to my favorite haunts to see what’s trending. First up was the Bakery Fabrics in Belle Fourche, owned by friend, Annie (see this post for more photos). Hello! Annie!!!!!!!!!
That last piece was a “just cuz” purchase!!!!
Another stop was the Dakota Quilt Company. I had wanted to pick up one of the official fabric ‘license plates’ from this past summer’s country wide shop hop but they were all out…….the response far exceeded many of the shops’ expectations and the end of the shop hop had already passed. I was able to order one, though, so a mailing was possible.
On to the Quilt Connection, Etc in Rapid City. Looking for just the right golden fabric proved to be a challenge. These might just be ok, though!
I was able to pick up one of their license plates (the other fabrics are from the Bakery Fabrics).
I picked up 2 more fat quarters from the Hill City Mercantile quilt shop. They were one of the major sponsors of the quilt show event we attended and gave a coupon for a free fat quarter with each paid admission. Nice! My choices…………..
Each year, when we return at this time, the weather keeps us guessing. One year ago, we arrived to 90F+ temps only to wake up the next morning to find snow!!!!! Check out this post!!!!!!! This time was very different. A few weeks ago, Belle Fourche (and nearby areas) had been hit with a record breaking hail storm that dumped enough ice pellets that snow plows were necessary to clear the streets. Trees were stripped of leaves and toppled. Just outside our motel room is a grassy patio area with a crabapple tree that gives lovely shade and by this time, normally is ending its summer season. Not this year!!!! It was in Springtime bloom!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, that’s DH in the background in our favorite reading spot!
Have an awesome weekend, Friends………