Thursday, March 24, 2011

Atlanta Shop Hop Day One

Shop Hop! A glorious day in Atlanta! It just doesn't get much better than this! 



It has been many years since I was able to attend the Atlanta Shop Hop on a Thursday morning, Day One. Our day began in Marietta, northwest Atlanta. My SIL Janice who is not  a quilter joined me on Shop Hop. She is making girlie playclothes for her granddaughter. Between us, we have five sons. It sure is fun to look at fabric for girls.

Our first stop was at Little Quilts.   LQ was transformed into a Bee Hive for the Tour of Homes. The shop was swarming with "worker bees" led by the Queen Bee, Mary Ellen, owner of Little Quilts.  The shop was 
swarming with quilter friends, like Silver Thimble ladies, Carol and Ann.
lots of neat bee decorations, quilts, fabric.....
a beehive of temptations!

Next stop: Tiny Stitches 
The Queen (shop owner, Maeta)
the "Engagement"
Tea
a cup for coffee lovers like me


a place of royal beauty!
A bonus at Tiny Stitches was visiting with blogger Melinda of Melinda Quits, Etc who works at the shop.

I'm out of time for tonight. More tomorrow......

12 comments:

Pat said...

Fun...and I went to BOTH of those shops with Pat Wys and Gene Black in February!!!

Gretchen said...

Sounds like BIG fun!! Don't forget to post your goodies:)

grandmarockton said...

sounds like FUN!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sounds like so much fun! Enjoy the hop.

DocSly said...

Your photos are so beautiful and it just emphasizes that each and every quilt shop has its own personality. Have fun!

Diane said...

Are those dogwoods in the third picture down??

mo said...

Hey, Shop Hopper! Isn't retirement great on a day like this?

Mary said...

My two favorite shops...being closer to them will be a plus about temporarily moving back to the area.

Caron said...

That looks like a fun shop hop! Wish I was there, but I won't be in Atlanta until May.

Thelma said...

I am envious of your blooming trees and number of fabulous quilt shops, what a fabulous place to live!

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures. I need to make a trip to GA and see these nice shops for myself.

Brenda said...

We need coffee cups like those!!!