Sunday, September 4, 2011

Road trip

My friend and I took a quick road trip up to Decorah over the first half of the weekend. We went up to the Seed Savers Exchange for their 6th Annual Tomato Tasting and Seed Saving Workshop. It was a lot of fun, but the funny part is that I don't like tomatoes. I don't put them on sandwiches; I eat BLs not BLTs. I don't care for marinara either, but I do like pizza and fine with pizza sauce. It all goes back to an unfortunate incident growing up involving tomato soup. Anyway, I got into the spirit of things and tasted all the tomatoes (over 30 varieties). Some were good and some were not. More than anything, they were pretty.

Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations is from that area, so I asked if there were any good quilt shops in the area. She recommended Pine Needles. Lovely store!!! It was large and airy and wonderfully arranged.They had a great selection of batiks, watercolours and solids. I held back because I knew I was headed to the Seed Savers, so I only walked away with just a Fig Tree Clover pattern and a spool of Aurifil. This is my first spool so I am excited to try it.

Here are some pictures from the trip. Enjoy!


  1. What a pretty place! All of those pictures, I mean. And what a neat event. So glad you're giving Aurifil a go. We'll be waiting to hear your verdict.

  2. Yay! :) I am so hapy to hear you enjoyed the store!