Last Friday, I took off work to go to the doctor. After the doctor, I went and picked up a friend and we went for a small shop hop. We drove up to McKinney, TX, which is about 35 miles north of us and went to three quilt shops that my friend had never been to. She had bought from the shops at the quilt show but never had been to two of the three shops. The third shop she had been to but it had been years ago and they had moved locations. This was her first time for the new location. She was looking for some fabric for a project. It didn't have to be the same fabric just in the same family. She found something at the last shop we went to....We also stopped by to see my sister and took her to lunch. Saturday was her birthday and I wasn't going to be back up there for that so Suzette got to meet my sweet sister and shop too. It was a great day. On the way back home, we stopped at the Antique Mall in Allen, TX and walked around there. We found a few items that we liked but only a few things went home with me. It was a fun day with a sweet friend and family too.
We went to Happiness is Quilting, the Quilt Asylum and Stitched with Love. All three shops are excellent shops and the staff are all wonderful. If you get a chance to go to McKinney, try to visit these shops...
Friday night, I was going to go sew at the church but my kids scheduled a last minute birthday party. I went to watch my granddaughter and 12 other kids celebrate her 10th birthday. They had her birthday party at Urban Air. It is an indoor trampoline place. Great place for parties for kids. It was a lot of fun....I might have to go back and try that place out when my foot gets better.
I went and sewed with friends on Saturday and had a great time there as well. My husband and son went to a car swap meet up in Decatur, TX so I had to go somewhere! Anyway, they had fun and so did I...
I also got to stay home Monday and Tuesday due to icy weather in my area. It was too scary to drive. I stayed in and stayed warm and sewed both days. I was not bored at all! Kind of like a retreat but I had to do my own cooking.....anyway, I got my 48 blocks ready for swapping with one group, my 30 blocks ready for another group and one quilt top ready in strips. Now I just have to sew the strips together. When the top is together, I'll take a pic and show you what I did.
I don't know if you know it but I also do another blog. This one is for my friendship group. I publish it once a month after our meeting. We are called the Sew What's. There's a button on the right side of my blog or here's a link. http://sewwhats-mesquite.blogspot.com/
Check out the heart pillows we did for breast cancer last Thursday night. I brought them all home to package up and get ready to take to the two places. (There is a sheet underneath them but you can't see it. ) We did 130 pillows!
Gotta go for now and get busy, have a great week and stay safe and warm.
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