Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Special Roadtrip!

It was Memorial Day yesterday...thanks to all of those who have given their lives for our freedoms...And thanks to the families who have also sacrificed...God Bless.

This weekend is usually the beginning of summer for us here in the Midwest. Our family camped on the lake nearby and we started our summer of weekends full of camping. For years we did this and finally Mom said she was done with camping! Unloading from Sunday night to Wednesday and loading back up from Wednesday to Friday! Eventually they bought a little cabin with a tree growing through the porch and we spent many years on the lakefront enjoying summers and falls. Now they are retired about 3 miles away from the cabin and have been here about 25 years now, loving life on Tablerock Lake. My kids enjoy it as much as my brother and I did, and we've had a great weekend! One last wave runner ride and we are back to the real world later today.

Since we had an extra day away this weekend, I took a short drive to Rogers, AK to visit The Rabbit's Lair Quilt Shop! It was wonderful! Check out all of that wonderful fabric from the front door to the back of the store on both sides...


Notice the good use of the old store cabinets...lots of drawers full of fat quarters behind them. So charming. I loved that when you walked in the store, the owner was sitting and working at her desk right there, ready to greet you! So friendly and happy to be there!

Upstairs, they had the wool and plaids...nice displays! They had lots and lots of Need'l Love books. Renee Nannamen will be there in a few weeks for a trunk show. That would be awesome to be able to attend!

And look at that wall of wool! Yummo!


It was a great little Roadtrip! Now that I have done it, you can bet I'll be back again! The Rabbit's Lair is one of the stores in the current issue of The Quilt Sampler. Check out the magazine and you,ll get a little taste of the store!

Well, I better start packing to see if we squeeze everything back in the car. Why is it always fuller going home than coming? Perhaps it has something to do with shopping at wonderful quilt stores!!! LOL

Have a great week!

Take Care,




  1. It sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend and a shopping trip to top it off.


  2. Oooh! What nice goodies! That looks like an absolutely wonderful store :o)

  3. Oh...such eye candy! Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  4. Jealous! Looks wonderful - and that wool...so much...so pretty!

  5. What a fabulous looking shop. Love the little bundle you purchsed.

  6. I love to camp. Oh, what fun to shop in that store. Lots of great wool.

  7. What a fantastic store!! I have family in Arkansas and am tempted to visit just to get to the quilt store. Shh. Don't tell them that. I also have dreams of a cabin on a lake. My husband is a beach person so we can't commit either way.