Kelli, Kayla, and I had a day away getaway on Saturday. It wasn’t a fancy day away…We had a couple of goals. We wanted to see some fall foliage. We wanted a casual day…
We stopped at a garage sale and thrift store along the way and here in Prarie de Chein Wisconsin. This little place, Valley Fish and Cheese has awesome treats. We had smoked shrimp here along with cheese curds. It was so yummy.
More amazing color….
But, this was our destination…Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Kelli’s goal was MORE FLOSS!! They had lots.
The shop is well known and wonderful. There are fabrics for quilting and cross-stitch.
I drooled over it all.
When I first started cross-stitching I was into trendy seasonal…not now. I’m moving to the sampler world.
Kayla isn’t a cross-stitcher. She has done it and can but with a baby, her time is put into Jasper and helping Mary and Connie at Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog. She loves looking though.
I’ve thought of stitching these…
Kayla and I both liked this…It’s a cute, primitive, ABC sampler.
I’ve told you all that red is my favorite color. So many of the samplers they had samples of had red in them.
This was my favorite. I ended up buying the pattern.
Everything is soft in color and tone.
What do you think of these two??
So many amazing pieces…
This was my favorite quilt in the shop. I was so tempted to buy the kit but said NO! I have to get my UFOs under control before I buy anything.
See what I mean by soft colors?
It is all on the primitive side but not overly.
Kayla thought it might be a cross between French Country and primitive.
There is so much to see.
It is such a nice shop….
It was a fun visit.
I loved the piece on the left…both the ABC sampler and the little roll that said “Merry Christmas”. Sadly they were a part of a club they had. Of course, I could join…but I resisted the temptation.
I need to save my money for the sewing room makeover.
We were all really good and wore our masks. There were only three other people in the whole store while we shopped and one was the clerk. Everyone was masked up.
If you are interested in anything you saw from Country Sampler, give them a call. You can find their website HERE. You can refer them to this post and I’m sure they will help you find what you need.
You can check out my Flosstube HERE.
We enjoyed an outdoor lunch at the place next door.
Spring Green is a really cute little town. They had a bookstore with a coffee shop.
There was a store next door that said they had yarn so we stopped there too. It was somewhat of what I call a “variety store” from my growing up. They had a little of everything.
We laughed over this…
It’s a mold. You crack the eggs into the eyes. It ends up looking like a dog. How cute. HERE is an Amazon link for them. You can scroll through the pictures there to see how it works.
We had a laugh over these too…Party Ant Party Picks.
There was this silly bottle opener too.
After that, we headed home. Spring Green is about 2 1/2 hours from our house. It was just what we needed…a day together, away from the kids and chatting. The shopping was the bonus.
I love the grandkids but it was wonderful to see the girls on their own too!! I’m sure many of you moms can relate.
We’ll go to Country Sampler another time…it was really a fun trip.