I slept in again. Later than yesterday--today I didn't get up until 10 a.m.! But I wasn't nearly as productive today either.
I made another cherry blossom block.
Now I have two--two more to go!
I started another project today, but it's just started and there's nothing to show yet. Maybe tomorrow. (It's a bag, of sorts, not a quilt--I'm not THAT fast!)
See, one of the reasons I didn't get as much done was because my hubby decided to have a poker game here at our house tonight, so I had to beat feet and make a quick getaway or be stuck here, overwhelmed by testosterone all night and pressed into serving beer or something. I thought you gals would enjoy my husband's efforts at entertaining--he boiled up a pot of hot links, opened a bag of buns, opened another bag of chips, and brought out the "good" plates--
Festive, isn't it?
So where did I go when I left? Well, it just so happens that today's the third day of our local quilt shop hop, Quilt Rush, and all the participating shops are open until 9 p.m., so I headed toward the hills to visit Cabin Fever in Auburn, California.
Cabin Fever was a featured shop in the Fall/Winter Quilt Sampler magazine. The owners, Don and Patti Henderson, are friends of ours--Hubby and Don used to work together some time back. They're both lovely people--stop by and say hi if you're ever in the area. Auburn is a darling gold rush era town with lots to see, tons of shops, and some pretty good restaurants.
Cabin Fever has a nice selection of wools and wool projects including wool roving for felting and other needle felting supplies.
They also had some of that crazy Blackbird Jubilee fabric and had made a quilt from the Just Can't Cut it book--which turned out looking as much like a Mexican fiesta as my little project did, but I think theirs is a little cuter! I know you can't see it very well, but it's the one hanging a little to the left of center.
Here are a few other photos I took in the shop.
I love that quilt on the wall and almost bought the pattern. Maybe I will someday, but I have so many other things to do right now, I resisted. What DID I buy, you ask? Here, let me show you--
Just a couple little things. I couldn't resist the cherry pad or the cherry pincushion kit. Do you think they KNEW I'm concentrating on cherries right now? I couldn't resist the red polka dot fabric (it may find its way into my cherry quilt), and that's a needled felted wool flower in that package--it will look most excellent on a purse, I think!
After Cabin Fever, I headed back down the hill to Borders Books and Starbucks. Food for the soul and fuel for the body! After that, I stopped at the grocery store for a few things and headed home. Not long after I arrived home around 10:30, the poker game broke up. When a bunch of guys can't stay up playing poker past 10:30 on a Friday night, you know they're getting old! Me, on the other hand--well, after my latte, I'm ready to go! In fact, I think I hear the Sweat Shop calling to me. Or maybe it's one of those cupcakes. I guess I'd better go check.