Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Something to Crow About

The Stitchin' Post and the bed turning was my first stop on a short road trip. My second stop was a quilt shop in Springfield, Oregon called Something to Crow About. This was definitely my kind of store!!


My first stop was a quick potty break so I could concentrate on taking in the whole store. Look at this adorable stitched towel! What a simple little thing to liven up the bathroom.

And check out this stool pad. I'm not sure it would be comfy for a long time, but what a terrific and relatively easy way to cover up a boring stool top

I would have loved to close this little suitcase and ran out the door with it full of these lovely 1/2 yard cuts of Jo Morton fabrics.

There were samples hanging everywhere. Here is a looonnngggg runner designed by a local artist.

Did somebody say wool? There was no shortage at this shop!!




A lovely variety of Civil War repros with lots of little samples.

I hit 5 other quilt shops while I was away and none were worthy of photos. They weren't bad, just not necessarily my cuppa joe.

31 comments:

  1. What fun you had and that shop sure looks interesting.

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  2. I totally agree...I LOVED this shop and I know I would enjoy a visit...an hour visit!! Because we are traveling right now my husband drops me off at QS along the way...I stick my head in the door and then yell "Give me 10 minutes Or 20...or whatever I "time rate" the shop! This one would be an hour!! LOVED the wool!! thanks for sharing!!
    Paulette

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  3. That looked like a great shop.Loved the loooonngggg runner. Everything was lovely. What fun.

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  4. Looked like a fun shop. Thanks for posting the pictures! :)

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  5. I am so glad you are out having fun. It is noce to travel around. That case of Jo morton 1/2 yard fabrics would be a dream of a gift wouln't it?

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  6. Now dang friend, this is nothing but FUN!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing so I could be a part of your joyful travels. I would be hard pressed not to drop 250-300$ in this shop. I just know myself. Good think you save me all this cash. By the way, that runner going along the top of the wall - very cool!

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  7. I wish we had that kind of shop in Florida.

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  8. What an greate day you must have had :o))
    I woud love to wisit "Something to Crow About" also....they have all the wool and fabric that I dont have, an as i woud love to find in my sewing room :o)

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  9. Wonderful shop! Almost reminds me of Plain & Simple Shop where I do my Jo club. Fantastic!

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  10. WOW! Looks like a wonderful shop!

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  11. so are you going to show us your goodies? :0)

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  12. Thanks for the pictures Lori! I love this shop! I haven't gone for a couple of years, though. I will have to go next time I'm at my mom's. They didn't have that much wool last time I went to visit. It's the kind of store that you have to walk around a few times to see everything.

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  13. How fun! I love shops like that~ so much to see and be inspired by! That little suitcase would be fun to own! ;-)

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  14. Defineitely "something to crow about!" If I ever get to Oregon, this is where I'm going!

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  15. Great shop! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Funny, the first thing I thought when I saw the suitcase was close the lid and go! You did, right? Love all the small repro samples.

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  16. Oh my....I just LOVE that suitcase full of Jo's fabric! What a cute shop.

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  17. I would have loved that shop!!!!

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  18. What a lovely quilt shop. I'm going to add this to my long list of quilt shops to visit. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Wonderful shop! So tell me...did you run out of the door with that lovely suitcase of goodies?

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  20. I would have held the door open for you and run interference as you escaped -- if you would have split the contents of that suitcase.
    Looks like a shop to linger in and do a lot of petting and dreaming.

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  21. Thanks for sharing pics of such a wonderful shop. The LQS here is so blah. No wonder most of my shopping is done on line.

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  22. You took pictures in the potty...LOLOL!!! You are such a girl after my own heart!! Thank heavens that phones have cameras!

    Bonnie

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  23. Oh...I just love the penny rug bar stool cover! I may have to make one of those to dress up a little bar stool that I have.

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  24. Oh my! That looks like my kinda shop, too *s*

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  25. now that's my kind of road trip - looks like fun. Love the stool cover - so cute!

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  26. Wow! That looks like my kind of store too:)

    Just found your blog and am so happy I did.

    Enjoyed your post today

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  27. the suitcase display is so cute. I may have to try that at one of my shows.

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  28. oh I would love to take that suitcase home with me!
    oh wool I have been working so hard on not buying any but when I see all these wonderful projects I want a collection of wool and make them too!
    that stool cover is fun!
    cute idea, oh the towel is adorable...can't believe you took pictures in the bathroom, made me laugh!
    looks like a wonderful shop
    Kathie

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  29. What a neat shop, could have grabbed that suitcase too. I love seeing the various wool projects but I daren't unless it's going to be kits. Even goodies in the loo, lol.

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  30. That shop looks Great! We'll be in OR in June & I'll have to put it on my list. Don't know if I'll make it there, but would sure like to!

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