This day started at the top of world….well kinda. DH drove us to the top of Pike’s Peak. It is 31st on the list of 54 fourteeners in Colorado. (Fourteeners are mountains that are 14,000 plus feet tall.) This drive is not for the faint of heart. I think that they called it Pike’s Peak, because no one would visit a place called YIKES! Peak. Just sayin’.
As we were driving, we heard a loud POP inside the car. Of course, I said that ha…ha…the dog didn’t explode.
DH didn’t think that was funny. In actuality, a pound bag of pretzels burst its top. Completely opened up and liberated! Pretzels on the loose.
Here are a few pictures before I get to the row by row:
The road winds around down below:
On the way down in low gear:
The snow pack is still nice and thick in spots:
What a beautiful view!
Now onto the row by row experience for the day! Row #7 is from a cute shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado, called Nana’s Quilt Cottage. Their row is called Heart for Colorado. It features one of my favorite forms of water…SNOWFLAKES! I also bought some extra buttons to add.
Here are the buttons and some blue thread that I needed to do the applique on the other blocks.
Our second stop of the day was to Ladybug Hill Quilts for row #8. It is called Ladybugs Love Quilting. This was the most expensive kit because the pieces are laser cut and backed with fusible. This will be the only laser cut kit that I buy because of cost. It will be adorable with all of the ladybugs on it. (Sorry about the glare on the package, but I didn’t want to remove all of those pieces from the package!)
Our last stop of the day, for row #9, was to Holly’s Quilt Cabin in Centennial, Colorado. I was glad to see that this shop was participating because we stopped there in November when we came to visit our son. I was glad to see that their row is pieced. Only one other row that I have picked up is pieced. There row is called Fishin’ in the Rockies. I love the batik and hand-dyed fabrics in this pack of fabric. I will be turning this row vertically.
I found some cat fabric on clearance that will be fantastic with the fabric panels I bought in Virginia. Merry Christmas, Lisa!
Have you gathered up any rows yet? Hope you are having great adventures!