I was a part of a "Meet the designers" bus tour on March 2nd that a few shops in Minnesota organized. They each had a designer in their shop for the day and then four buses went from shop to shop. We did a little introductory lecture for each bus and signed books & patterns. This was a great event and fun to be a part of with some of my favorite designer people in the industry, although we didn't get to hang out together. Linda Hohag from Brandywine Designs, Heather Mulder from Anka's Treasures, Sherri Falls from This & That and more great designers.
I spent the day in DeAnn's Country Village in Litchfield MN. Litchfield is a small town about an hour and a half drive west of the Twin Cities, with a great old fashioned main street with little shops, restaurants, coffee shops and such. The store is owned by Jiggs and DeAnn Rothstein, great people that have done a fabulous job in the gift business for 17 years. The quilt shop part of the store has been open for 6 years and is growing every year. The store is so much fun to roam in, lots of nooks and corners filled with inspiring gift displays and such. Of course I didn't go home empty handed after spending a whole day there, can you just imagine. I wouldn't be able to work in a store like that......I would never get paid. I took some pictures to show you guys what I was faced with all day.
I loved these little chocolate bunnies, they almost made it home but then I found other bunnies that I can display longer, not only for easter and those came home with me. I put them on my mantel along with these great chocolate eggs that I got too and made an instant easter decoration. Happy easter everybody.