Dear husband was unable to make the trip with me so I roped Leslie into the idea. It didn't take much to convince her since I promised a stop or two at a quilt shop.
The (normally) 6.5 hour trip stretched into about 10 hours and the couple of quilt shops turned into ---well, let's just say more than 2.
|We've been to several of the shops along the beaten path--especially between Tulsa and Springfield, MO, so we decided to visit just the ones we hadn't seen before. Here we are at Bittersweet Quilts south of Joplin, MO. Very nice shop.|
|This one is in the heart of Joplin. We enjoyed it, but the name DIDNOT fit the shop! haha|
|This one is located in Lebanon, MO. The ladies there were so friendly to us.|
|We basically shopped our way up Interstate 44.|
|This one is in Rolla, MO and is a yarn/fabric store.|
|We arrived at my sister Greta's house Thursday evening. I made Lora Beth a quilt (of course) for a graduation present. Here's the label. I also gave her my mom's senior class ring and she wore it to graduation.|
|Here's Lora Beth unfolding the quilt. That's her boyfriend Adam with her.|
|The next day Leslie and I took Lora Beth into town (they live out in the country) to buy a dress for graduation. And shoes...very tall shoes....very tall shoes. Okay.|
|Afterwards, we drove back into town for an "after graduation dinner". Here's Lora Beth with Adam. Thanks Greta and Joe for dinner.|
|We left early on Sunday and stopped in Springfield to see Tim's dad and step mom. She has lovely flower beds.|
|Every where we looked in Missouri the peonies, roses and irises were blooming.|
|Linda also has a talent for cooking. Baking to be exact--coconut cake to be specific.|
I'm exhausted from the trip. But so glad I went.