Ricci is a very funny person, and it doesn't matter what we are doing because she makes me laugh and laugh.
We also wanted to visit a few of our favorite quilt stores.
Here is Ricci welcoming us all to "Christmas Goose". Las Vegas is a very large town and I was a little nervous in being able to find the locations we were looking for. Ricci has a GPS in her new car and it was so fun to play with it. She has named the voice "Thomas" and he would very loudly remind us several times the direction we should be moving . We started talking back to him, sometimes not very nicely. But we found our way to each destination, so we've decided we need to be more polite to Thomas.
Christmas Goose is a nice store with a very friendly staff.
I thought this pattern was quite original. The designer took an old screen door and decorated with Wool Flowers.
My favorite quilt in the store was a Dear Jane done in bright solids. Wow. I've never seen a Dear Jane like this one before.
I saw this retro dish towel, and bought the kit because I wanted the pattern.
Our next stop was "Nancy's"
I am really trying to not buy new fabric, but there was just too much temptation here.
I limited myself to 1/2 yard cuts.
The one on the right is from a line called "Feathered Friends" by Wendy Slotboom for In The Beginning fabics.
Some "X's and O's" to add into my someday Valentine quilt.
I don't know why this one called to me so much, but it just did. I think it is my favorite fabric that I purchased yesterday.
I just loved all the different fish. This is from a line called Mendocino by Heather Ross for Free Spirit. Westminister Fibers #HR08 Swim Class.
Before heading home we had to stop off at Trader Joe's. My oldest son works for Trader Joe's in Brooklyn, New York and I love their specialty foods. If you've never been to a Trader Joe's I would recommend checking out the nearest one to you. They specialize in gourmet foods with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Many of their products are environmentally friendly.