Last Thursday was Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. I was not able to go to our local quilt shop but I did visit a quilt shop while we were in San Antonio TX. I went to the Las Colchas shop. Chloe and I walked thru this wonderful shop while Chris sat in the car playing on his smart phone. This shop is so awesome. It use to be a house and now each room is filled with lovely fabrics, books and quilty goodness. I probably walked thru each of the rooms 10 times and still there is probably stuff I did not see. This shop was my favorite part of the whole San Antonio trip. Here is the loot I snatched up.
I am in love with girly flowery prints at the moment. The top row of fabric are 1/3 yard and the next row are fat quarters. On the bottom are 2 bundles of cotton lace. The books are “Rugs From Rags” by Country Threads and “English Paper Piecing” by Vicki Bellino. All lovely additions to my stash. I loved this shop and wish it was my local quilt shop. If you are ever in San Antonio don’t miss out on this quilt shop.
We spent a week in San Antonio Texas. Chris had a dental conference and Chloe and I tagged along for some sight seeing. We stayed on the River Walk. Chloe and I ventured to the Buck horn Museum, The Children’s Museum, the Mall, the Park, & even took a river boat ride. All three of us made it to the San Antonio Zoo. The only downer on the trip was Sea World was closed for the season. here are some photos I took while we were there.
We checked out a new beach close to the Charleston area of South Carolina. We normally go to the Isle of Palms which is the closest beach to our house. We thought it was time to start venturing out to some of the other beaches. So we went to Sullivan’s Island for some lunch and a walk on the beach. We ate a very tasty lunch at Poe’s Tavern. We started with some chips and queso dip. Chris had the Annabel Lee burger which is a burger with a crab cake on top. Chloe and I shared a plate of Mahi Mahi tacos. Lunch was delicious we will definitely be back. Then we walked to the beach. It is a wonderful beach absolutely gorgeous.
In 2012 I joined a Quilting Bee. We were 12 members and each of us got a month where the others would each send us a quilt block of our choosing from the quilt book Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods. Here are the blocks I made in 2012. I still have 2 more blocks to make for the bee that will end in February. The red and white block that is in the first photo was the block I chose for my month in October. I have a whole pile of the red and white blocks in all kinds of red and white fabric sent to me by my bee members. I plan to stitch them up into a quilt this year.