On Wednesday morning the blacksmith and I were up way early for us. After all, he was the bus driver for 20 of my friends. We were going road tripping to Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Our first stop was our church parking lot where we picked up 12 ladies. Next we went into Jefferson City and picked up 6 at the commuter parking lot. Luckily for the blacksmith one of those was Jim, who would be the co-pilot and male company for the driver.
The final stop for passenger pick up was my friend Mara in Ashland.
Our first stop was the Ben Franklin shop in Macon, Missouri. As you can see by the above picture, the Mizzou fabric was a real attention getter.
As you can tell there was a long line of customers (Ha! All from my bus.) for the cutting table.
Next stop was Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton Missouri. The intermittent rain did not dampen anyone's spirits!
Before heading back on the bus, I enjoyed a little ice cream while seeing what everyone bought in the 4 or 5 shops of Missouri Star Quilt Company.
We then found a guy from the down under to snap a group picture of us. He was teased about coming so far to shop at a quilt store.
We then boarded the bus for home. That is until 2 of the ladies mentioned another quilt store in Brookfield that would be on our way home. So on our way, we played B-I-N-G-O. I had 4 beautiful quilters/sewing necklaces provided by my jewelry maker Angie. The one I liked best said Quilt Diva! There was also some of my home made quilters hand lotion.
This is Hueffmeier's Fine Pines Quilt shop, in Brookfield. Don't let the metal building fool you, it was gorgeous inside! The 2 ladies were so nice and we just didn't want to leave there. They even followed us to the bus and thanked us over and over for stopping by.
We then might have opened 4 or 5 or more, bottles of wine for the trip home.
This was my first try at hosting a bus trip. Already the ladies are asking to go again. Someday that might just happen! It was so much fun. I must say the bus driver was wonderful! I love that guy.
That's our week. It was fantastic. How was yours?
Life is Good!