Well I managed to retrieve my son from J&J in Ocala and get back home without incident. THEN, I managed to get sick! Not sure what it was ~ some type of stomach thing. I'll spare you the details but suffice it to say, I lost 5 lbs this week! I am better now.
I had a great time seeing my sewing friends over in Tampa. I made all three of them little zipped bags from the fruit lady fabric. I completely forgot to take pics but I have one more to make and I'll make sure I get a picture of it. I also did more of my scrappy blocks ~ and did lots of shopping. I got these pieces at Scrap & Sew. I was thinking they would work for one of my "pay it forward" peeps ~ although through another blog, I see she's already gotten some of this fabric.
The next morning, my hostess with the mostess MC made me an omlet for breakfast. It was what she used to call a "morning after" meal ~ although I assured her that there was no way I was "putting out! ~ breakfast or not!"
After breakfast we hit the quilt shops. Keep Me In Stitches was our first stop. It's funny, we both worked and taught there for years (years ago) and this was the first time we've been in and didn't know a single person in the store. It was kinda nice being anonymous for once. I have no idea what I'll do with this ~ but I had to get it. Isn't that so cool? I also picked up these FQ's and already have a "thank you" project in mind for them
Final stop was Rainbow's End which is a "must see" if you are into sewing. It is the largest quilt shop in Florida. If you need it, they have it. Unfortunately their employees are all horrible. They range from uninterested ~ to bothered ~ to down right rude. It's been that way for years and anybody that's ever been there will tell you the same thing. Not sure why that is! Anyway I got this ~ that I've been wanting forever... I should have gotten a few of these charm packs but I was trying to be good. I've seen so many cool projects done with these, I just couldn't resist.
And finally I made another purse for myself. It's from a pattern called "Wallet & Grommet" and it was a lot of fun to make. I changed the handles around a bit and added pockets inside. It's the perfect size too. Well that was my weekend ~