Monday, November 23, 2009


We are back and we had the time of our life. I want to do it again very soon. Our flight
from Burlington VT to Chicago and on to Madison WI was great. I am not a fan of flying, especially the landings but they went well. Everything was perfect..the flight...the friends and the weather. As soon as we arrived in WI we picked up our rental car and plugged Carmen Garmin in, waited for a satellite which took a bit of patience as Carmen was still in NY and repeatedly gave us directions from my home. That settled and satellite found, we were on our way to our first stop JJ Stitches and CO. in Sun Prairie WI.

Oh my,oh my!! What a beautiful shop. Fabrics and models every where. Julie, the owner was there. What a nice lady. We stayed there about three hours and I could have spent three days. No kidding. I had my camera but there was so much to see I forgot to take many pictures.

These are just a few of the models in the shop. I walked around with my camera in hand and my mouth wide open. I kid you not.

Love these wool pillows.

She had some beautiful ric rac. I love ric rac!!

If you are ever in this area of Wisconsin you have to go to this shop. If you live in this area... you don't know how lucky you are! I will be back soon with pictures of my purchases from JJ's. (because I can't find them right now) As we leave here we are on to Spring Green WI and The Boxwood And Berries Gathering at Country Sampler Quilt Shop.



Carrie P. said...

I know what you mean about spending hours in a shop. There is one quilt shop I could spend hours in too.
Love your photos.

Kaaren said...

And you're going to leave us hanging with just this little tease?

Aaaaw come on, Pat. I'm hanging with bated breath. I can't wait to hear more!!!

I'm in love with those wool pillows. Simply gorgeous.

Oh yes before I forget...welcome home.

Quilt Hollow said...

Welcome back home and good to see you back in blogland!
Those wool pillows are wonderful!!! I'm glad you snagged a photo for us to see them!

tami said...

Our company has a client in Madison and every time I travelled there I would go to JJ Stitches. It is by far one of my all time favorite quilt shops.

Martina said...

Welcome home Pat!
Ohhh I love the wool pillows and ric rac! I look forward to see more pictures of your trip to Madison.

Stina said...

Ohh.. how I have waited for this blogentry... :o) It will be fun to see what you all have been up too.. and oh yes.. I love the wool pillows too.. :o) Tell me more.. tell me more..:o)

julieQ said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful time, I love the shops with wool. Not that I have ever done a woolie project...but someday!

Thimbleanna said...

Well, the trip's started off great already! I've driven through Sun Prairie several times (quite a few years ago) and always wanted to stop, but with hubby and kids in tow, it wasn't really an option. It sounds amazing though!

Judy S. said...

Glad you had fun in my home state, Pat. I can see we need to go back to Madison as we missed this shop last summer...... have a nice Thanksgiving!