Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm a Believer!

Just two short years after the concept of a dillydally lifestyle began, I came across something wonderful.
I believe that when you find something good, you should share it with your friends.  I came home and insisted that they should come to Minnesota and join me.  Let's just say that they looked at me in disbelief.

Sew ... in 2009 I had to find a way to take them along!
Yep ... that is the sole reason why I began blogging!  Dilly-Dally Days is the result!

Then in 2011 ... we made it happen!
First of 24 Minnesota Quilt Shops we visited!
Four QBees joined me!  We had many adventures and not all of them involved fabric!  Lots of giggles, quilting treasures, map reading and all kinds of silliness!  If you are were not a reader of this blog back in 2011, the fun begins here!
A visit to the studio of designer Roseann Meehan Kermes!  The first quilt celebrity we met!
I cannot begin to share the amazing time we had ... all the quilt wonderfulness we enjoyed ... and the memories we made.  They are dillydally believers now! ;-)

In 2012, my mother's side of the family held a reunion, "The Randall Round-Up"
It was held in central Oregon, my mother grew up there ... and it is where I was born!  It was a wonderful time to reconnect with extended family!

Afterwards, Mr. DillyDally and I just drove around and explored some of Oregon for a couple of days.
Guess where I made sure we stopped?  It was the week before the Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!  An event I have enjoyed reading about for years ... and have had on my bucket list ...
... and that was when I made a HUGE dillydally decision!  Yep ... I decided that 2015 would be the year I attend!  And QBees are invited to join me!  Sisters has been hosting this show for 40 years and it is time to attend!  I am sew dang excited!

Sew ... I arrived in Oregon tonight!  Tomorrow I pick up a rental car and hit the road!  I am here to make final decisions about the itinerary, to meet with potential shops we'll visit, check out hotels and actually drive the route I've chosen!  Sew ... stay tuned!  Many adventures ahead!

Believe in your dreams!  "The DillyDally Quilt Trail: An Oregon Shop Hop" is about to happen!

Do what you love!  Be a believer.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally

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