I left St.George early this morning and drove the 7 hours listening to a good book on tape that I checked out from the library.
Several friends had suggested "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. The set contains 32 CD's with 41 hours of listening. Hmmm... I don't think I'll get through them all this trip!
As I approached Phoenix I stopped by a quilt store I had never been to before.
Quilter's Bee is located in Peoria, Arizona. http://www.quiltersbeeaz.com/
They have a very friendly staff.
Since I have an interest in making baskets lately, this pattern caught my eye.
Next I went to one of my favorite quilt stores in the area. 35th Ave Sew & Vac is not a fancy place, but they offer an amazing selection of fabrics and patterns.
I loved this "Trip around the Star" in reds.
Their patterns were 25% off so I purchased The American Jane "Triple Crown Quilt".
There are bolts and bolts of fabric everywhere.
The store is laid out with entire sections designated to a theme. This is just part of the section containing Asian fabric.
One side of the book case.
The other rack of books. Patterns are in another section. So many choices!
They offer pre-made kits for most of the hanging quilts.
Now that I work for Superior Threads I had to check out their thread section. This was just one row. Yes, they carry a good selection of Superior Threads. I talked to one of the managers and she said as a longarmer her favorite thread is King Tut.
I also made a stop by Trader Joe's in Surprize, Arizona. My son works for Trader Joe's in Brooklyn, New York and it's one of my all time favorite stores. I sure wish they had Trader Joe's in Utah.
Then the most important part of the visit is to kiss on these faces.
Oh how I've missed them!
Look at how curly Noah's hair is. Tonight I've been continually running my fingers through his hair. (that is, when I haven't been kissing his little cheeks off).
I brought the boys a little bowling game that they can play in the hall. They found a perfect spot on the tile.
It kept them happy and busy the whole evening. Already Isaak's bowling score is way better than grandma's.