Monday, November 29, 2010

vacation = fabric binge

My family has yet to catch on that any vacation/travel plans are well choreographed to include strategic stops for fabric adventures.




( Quilt Asylum in Mc Kinney Texas)

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Thanksgiving has become a 'local trip' holiday since no one comes to visit us and we prefer to travel to California to see family when we can make it longer than a week.
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(Sew in Heaven, a lucky unexpected find of Peas and Carrots)
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For the past three years we have found places within about 6 hours drive to spend the week.... the criteria being someplace that is not flat which rules out most of Texas.

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(more from Sew in Heaven, ladybugs and 1974!!!)

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This year we drove north through Oklahoma and east to Arkansas to a lake resort outside of Eureka Springs. Its in the middle of the Ozarks so it was small rolling mountains and we were lakeside which was a nice treat!
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(diva and 12 days panels from Banson Fabric Store)
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I normally plot out a route and a plan, list of potential restaurants, attractions, ect....
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(Country Fabric and Quilts, Hwy 69, OK)

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This year we just had the google map to our destination and a rough idea about Branson, Eureka Springs and golf..... turned out great! We loved Eureka Springs, reminds us of several towns in northern CA.... kinda a cross between Truckee 10 years ago and Ferndale ... on the side of a mountain.

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And I also found some fabric to bring home.

6 comments:

  1. That looks like it was a productive trip. I head to Branson this weekend and plan to visit a few shops, too.

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  2. All road trips should include stops at the local fabric shops! I did that on my last vacation too.

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  3. Hey mrs. Diane!!! guess what?? we've been to Eureka Springs and Branson too!! we had a lot of fun there.

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  4. Well, you certainly found some great fabrics at some quilt shops.
    I like to see if there are shops on our trips too.

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