Minnesota Shop Hop Fabric

Yesterday I took my friend Mary to White Bear Lake for the day to celebrate her birthday.  First I must say that it was a beautiful Minnesota summer day.  Moderate temperatures, sunshine, light breeze.  Just perfect. We arrived in White Bear to a bustle of activity.  One street was blocked off for a Farmer’s Market.  So we strolled and checked out all the local produce. Next to Washington Square for lunch.  They have a beautiful patio and we snagged a table in the corner under an umbrella.  We ate a leisurely 2 hour lunch in the company of some gorgeous flowers.  

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Then we headed out on foot for a little shopping.  Good Things was having a sale and besides they always have cute things to look at even if you’re not interested in buying.  We each found a little treasure we needed to have.   Finally we crossed the street to the Bear Patch Quilt Shop.  It was filled with women – literally.  I wondered what was going on and soon found out a busload of shoppers had stopped for the Minnesota Shop Hop tour.  For some reason I thought the hop started on August 1, but I was wrong.  Yesterday was the official starting day.    

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It worked out okay, since I shopped while most of the hoppers stood in line to check out.  I got caught up in the excitement and bought some of the Minnesota Shop Hop fabric.  Not too much, but enough to sew up a few runners.

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The Spoon and the Cherry sculpture, the Capital, Splitrock Lighthouse, and Paul Bunyan with Babe the Blue Ox . . . . .  how fun.

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