Thursday, June 01, 2006
Fun With the Girls
Yesterday three of us from the mini-group decided to head out for a wonderful plant nursery in Lee's Summit. Nancy, Tandy, and I all love to dabble in gardening almost as much as quilting. Heartland Nursery is a most amazing place. It is huge and mostly all covered with glass. Varieties can be found there that you don't see any place else. I resisted the urge to purchase due to my current state of looking like a leprosy-colony-refugee!!! Arrgh--the dreaded poison ivy (or whatever it is) has attacked again and I don't want to be in the yard for a few days. However, it just so happens (heh heh) that two wonderful quilt shops were nearby. There my resolve was not so good. First photo is some sale FQs that said to me, "Buy us. We'll make cute fabric books!" Next rather dull photo is of some grays and blacks. My mini-group has been doing a nickel swap since September. Each month we bring 5" squares of ten different fabrics for each member. June's colors will be grays and blacks. My stash just doesn't include much gray. These were included in the shop's $1.50 FQ sale. The next photo is just a yummy yellow I couldn't resist and a piece of sock monkey sock fabric--how clever is that!!! Of course we HAD to have lunch. So much fun and visiting and laughing. I really value those Girls Day Out times.
All of Porter's handmade gifts are DONE DONE so now I get can back to work on my Birds of a Feather BOM. The pieces are fused to the background and today I hope to machine blanket stitch around them. With any luck I'll have pix to post tomorrow.