Yesterday, I convinced Husband that driving further out in the Fraser Valley to take part in the "Greendale Country Sampler" would be fun. He was firmly convinced that the only reason I was interested in this excursion was because it would all start with a quilt shop. Hmmmm. He is getting much wiser in his old age! Well, I knew that the quilt shop would be AWESOME but I thought we would have fun with some of the other farm attractions on the self guided tour. Just before 10 am, we pulled into the fabulous Hamel's Fabrics. Hamel's is a wonderful quilt store in the country and one of Canada's biggest online quilt shops, just so you know! The store is located in a carriage house beside their home in the middle of farms. It is lovely and yesterday, they did not disappoint. There were quilts hanging from porches and fences and sales, sales, sales! Have a look...
|look a the points in the border!!!!!!|
|real live cows in the field behind the quilt in the distance....|
Fabulous applique! Husband was sitting in the van admiring the quilts from a distance. He was convinced these quilts were painted. I was able to convince him to get out of the van to look. He was sure he would have to hand in his "man card" because he actually got out of the car at a quilt shop. Funny guy!
So what else did we see? Right next store to Hamel's, we visited Smits and Co.W. Cheese (amazing Gouda! Nevermind the ice cream, popcorn, coffee and cheese fondue they were serving up for the festivities!) then drive to Anita's Organic Grain Milling, a honey farm (we picked Blueberry honey as our favourite and brought some home, tee hee!), an organic herb farm, and a pottery. It was a lot of fun! Notice how the only pictures I took are of the quilt store!
I should mention that Hamel's has a truly great selection of all sorts of wonderful quilting fabric. The have great solids and they are reasonable. Moda Basics are only $7.95 a metre. I picked up a half metre cut of Henna Garden in Turquoise for $2!!!! Ya, crazy!
Have a super day. I am back to work tomorrow! Holidays are almost over... sigh!