I guess you could say I have completed my own little quilting shop hop the past few days. It started with a visit to my favorite local shop, Among Friends Quilt Shop for the monthly mystery block of the month meeting on Saturday. Wendy was kind enough to let me snap a couple of photos inside her bright and spacious store. It's kind of like being dropped in the middle of a candy store! I never know where to begin and always manage to find something to add to my stash. At least no calories were consumed in this indulgence!
Am I a bad influence on my daughter? Sometimes it is so hard to decide which colors to use. I think she gets that indecision gene from me! I've been trying to figure out the name of the line of fabrics that she finally chose. It might be by 3 Sisters, but I'm not sure.
Since I accompanied D on a business trip to Chicago, I've been able to add some stops to my personal quilt shop hop. I left him at downtown to attend the GlobalShop 2008 at the McCormick Center and some other corporate meetings for a few days, then drove on up to spend a couple days hanging out at E's house in the northern suburbs. A little Internet searching and I found this cute shop called Shoo Fly Fabrics and Quilts. Lots of goodies here!
My next stop was Hannah's Home Accents. They've got a nice selection of quilt fabrics along with lots of other things. No fabric purchases here today, but I did find some silk flowers in the sale bin to add to my front door arrangement when I get home. Decibel watched me as I unloaded my bag.
This evening I tagged along with E to her Pilates class. It's interesting to see the differences in techniques of other instructors and I learned a few new things. But Kyla's class is still my favorite ! Tomorrow I'm going back to downtown Chicago to shop the Magnificent Mile! Doubt if I can find any quilt shops there :( I thought it was supposed to be almost spring, but someone forgot to give Chicago the memo. At least when we get home, maybe it will seem more like spring there. E has meetings downtown tomorrow too, so we'll get up early to tackle the commuter traffic together. So off to bed I should go!