Saturday, September 18, 2010
What A Day!!!!!!
Today started early, I picked up Lucy at 8:15am, we hit Starbucks, then on to San Mateo we went. Over the river and through the woods, to the Quilt and Craft show. Our first stop, Bird Brain Designs. We chatted with the girls, then settled to some serious shopping. We were a little disappointed, they really didn't have much of a selection of new stuff, and the new patterns they had, they left at home! ;-( We did find a couple that we wanted to add to our collection, and I bought some of their heavyweight muslin, and on to the next booth. Sandy, owner of Stitching Station was there. She only works trade shows now since she closed up her shop, and that is where we found what we were looking for, Bareroots' Little Stitches of 12 month houses. We saw this quilt completed in our Knot-y Ladies group, and we both feel in love with it, so we got that checked off our list. The rest of the show was ok, not as many vendors, I sure due to the economy, but I did see Kay MacKenzie. She was doing well and looking well. She will be at the quilt show in Lodi in October/November, so I will see her again there. Well, after we felt we saw enough, we headed off to find lunch. Not quite sure what we wanted, I thought we show go to Thimble Creek in Concord. I had never been there, but heard a lot about it, so out came the GPS and off we went to Concord. We both fell in love with that store. They had a GREAT selection of embroidery patterns from both the US and Australia. We had a very hard time decided on what to get, but after we made our final decisions, and also making sure we still had lunch money, we asked what was around for lunch. As soon as someone said Claim Jumper, off we went. Lucy had never been there, so I insisted we go, and we are both so glad we did! We had such a yummy lunch, but more importantly, a YUMMY dessert, Mud Pie! We shared a slice. After our server rolled us out the emergency exit, down the ramp to my car, we got in to try to find our way home. We hated to leave! We had such a wonderful day, laughing, talking, singing to the radio and just spending some quality time together, which is what we both needed. Only downfall, was balancing the checkbook when we got home!!!!