Our ladies did a great job of keeping Miss Martha hoppin’ today! I was worried that she wouldn’t be able to keep up, especially after having been out last night at her 56th high school reunion, but she was fired up and hit the ground a runnin’ when she got here.
It was fun to hear where everyone had been already and what they’d bought. It was also fun when someone who didn’t know about the hop dropped in and we were able to surprise them with a sale, a freebie, a ticket for a prize, and a flyer to take with them so they could visit the other shops. We were thrilled to meet several new people and see some of those as well who had visited in the past but not recently. The day passed all too quickly and before I knew it the clock struck 4:00 and Miss Martha was chompin’ at the bit to get home.
After she left we had two more ladies visit. One of those two won the drawing for today’s prize. That lady was Mary Coble. Congratulations Miss Mary! She won a copy of Gooseberry Patch’s Country Friends Go Quilting. This is a great book full of projects that cover everything from quilts and wall hangings to table runners and pillows. One of my favorite projects is the needle case and I could use a couple of the mantel scarves that are included. Oh yes, there are also recipes so you can see how this one book has it all.
If you’ve not had a chance to go hoppin’ about yet you will have all of next week so don’t worry. Remember that Quilter’s Combo and Peace by Piece will be closed on Monday. As far as I know the rest of us will be open and waiting on you to pay us a visit.