Our little church, Cedar United Methodist, has an Easter tradition of displaying lilies in remembrance of deceased loved ones. This year, the lilies were a beautiful yellow instead of the typical white, and I think they are gorgeous. We brought home the 2 that were dedicated to Bob's father and brother, and now I can admire them each day. And remember the good times we had with those 2 wonderful men. We miss them. I will try to transplant these outdoors when it is a little warmer. Yesterday morning brought a dusting of snow again, I hope that is the last of it. This seems to be the never-ending winter!
Another sign of spring is the appearance of the Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Shop Sampler, with 10 stores highlighted. I have a good collection of these magazines, they are very useful when it comes time for a trip or excursion. There is a shop in this issue that is located in NW Illinois, not such a long drive from here so maybe a destination for an overnight. But I was also pleased to see a store in New Hampshire that I have already visited--Quilted Threads in Henniker. In August, 2007, I travelled with Nancy, Leisl and Maggie to Boston. From there we rented a car and cruised around New Hampshire and Maine for a week, stopping at every quilt shop, yarn shop, antique shop, lighthouse and seafood place that we could possibly fit into those few days. It was an excellent adventure!
This is part of the photo spread and story in the new magazine:
This is my scrapbook picture of the 4 of us outside Quilted Threads and my journal notes about it:
Monday, August 20, 2007
We left the hotel in time to get to Henniker (20 miles away), at 9 am to meet Mary at Quilted Threads. It is usually closed on Monday, but she arranged to meet us and we are really glad she did! Quilted Threads was a beautiful shop, neat and clean. They had Daiwabo fabrics, batiks, good samples, Moda and Lakehouse fabrics, and Block of the Month projects by From My Heart to Your Hands. They have drawn up plans to expand and we met the owner as we were leaving.
Our impression of the store has been verified by the powers that be at BH&G! I think they should just send us around the country to find the best shops!