Focussed & Fun

Left stormy St. Louis which stayed with us on the first leg of our road trip.  Arrived on Thursday around 5:30pm in cloudy, but dry Minneapolis, MN

Our room’s view from the luxurious Hilton. Gaining perspective.

Having only one day at Quilt Market called for concentrated focus.


On the road trip home, the focus was on a little unexpected fun.

Due to a missed exit, Ann and I stumbled upon historic Hampton Iowa along US Route 65 and Iowa Highway 3. We couldn’t resist making a short stop to breathe in the picturesque town square.


After taking a couple shots of the historic building and park, complete with an outdoor amphitheater, we turned to see behind us two inviting shops that we could not resist. “The Wood Cellar” and “Orange Possum” were well worth the unintended detour.

The spoils from stolen moments that afforded for just the right amount of fun!

Details on the giveaway will be posted Friday.


11 thoughts on “Focussed & Fun

  1. Isn’t it fun when you come upon these unexpected treasures?
    You won’t find those along the interstate.
    That is why whenever my husband and I go on a road trip for business or pleasure we try to take the “back roads” where we can. We have “found” the best little secrets that way!!

    Can’t wait to finally get to see your fabric line in person!
    Have a wonderful week!!

  2. Janet, sounds like a really fun trip and looks like you were enjoying yourself at Market! Beautiful quilt!

    I don’t blame you for stopping to enjoy the detour!


  3. Did we miss that turn before or after the picture of the jalopy? How ever it happened I’m glad it did. I love the cute, pink, little, wire dress form I got. Still in the trunk though!

    1. Hi,

      We missed it before. The jalopy is out of time sequence however, it fit with the text for “fun.” LOL, get that cutie out of the trunk and plunk it right down in it’s new pre-home!

  4. What an incredible quilt!!! I LOVE that fabric line Janet.
    I love little shortcuts like this! It’s such a pretty town.

Comments are closed.