I mean it's suppose to be vacation but all the driving to get here hardly seems worth it. Doesn't do much for stash reduction but there ARE 2 quilt shops to visit...so I can't complain. AND I did read half of "Twenty Wishes" in the car and did some hand sewing. Thus far "Twenty" is a good read. I'd like to make 20 wishes...hmm..maybe I will!
I picked a couple of 'other' books at the local quilt shops yesterday...come on, did you think I wouldn't go?? LOL Well I LOVE Anka's Treasure patterns and books and this one is no exception. There are patterns for layer cakes in this one. I recommend it! I also bought Strips and Strings. A gal I know bought this back in Ohio and I have searched several places for it. I almost went to Amazon to buy it!
This particular quilt done in Simplicity by Moda was a featured quilt at another local quilt shop. Jane was in love and I liked it too....but I found 3 or 4 other quilts I'd like to make from this book. I have been trying to limit my purchases to quilt books that have 3-4 projects I like...instead of just one. While we were out shopping we found a store called CATO. I was really interested in their outfits, and was astonished to find 5 shirts! and a pair of jean capris. There were so many great clothes there. I wasn't even looking for anything in particular but I found some great summer tops. I think they will be good for work.
Oh and we DID get to the beach today...it was sunny and 90 degrees. Then we went to my friends' house and swam in their pool. Even my parents swam. So far it's been a great trip!