My tradition of making a new bag to carry to each quilt show was carried on as I took the last two days before my trip to create. I gathered this....
........and made this!
It looks like Cathy was sharing a captivating story...........
I had the girls pose before shopping. I don't think I would have been smiling :-)
The resale shops were awesome. We found so many designer cute clothes for a fraction of the cost. Dawn really made a haul since many of them were her size. We chose not to speak to her after that. (just kidding)
We all found gorgeous vests and purses. Liz captured us in our finest clothing choices. I thought we were going to get kicked out by our constant giggling.
We hit a few bead shops but I didn't see anything I couldn't get at home so I just browsed. I did find some fabric at Universal Fabric Center. Dawn found some goodies in a bin.
We stopped for a bite to eat at BRASIL.
I had my first taste of Brie served with apricot and raisins with a sprinkle of almonds.
It was delicious so I ordered two more orders for our evening at the pool.
Liz knows how to refresh on a hot and humid day!!!!!! Cheers!
Afterward Liz was telling us something about seeing a huge mirrored Armadillo....sure liz....
Oh! I guess it wasn't the beer talking after all :-)
Needless to say, after snacking on our leftovers from lunch, three bottles of wine and dark chocolate with almond bits, I slept very soundly that night.
The next morning we headed to, "High Fashion" Fabrics. Two huge fabric stores across the street from each other. One for home decorating and one for clothing and quilting. We went into the home store first. Three levels of shopping!!!! As we stepped in the door we all gravitated toward the clothing shop filled with adorable selections. We shamed ourselves for buying a few pieces when we were there to buy fabric. The clothes were just too tempting. I even found a couple of pretty lacy shirts I couldn't resist.
I was excited to find some fabric for a Boho bag to match one of my new blouses.
Posing isn't my strong point,LOL. Thanks Cathy!
They had a wonderful selection of fringes and trims for Boho bags.
We ran across the street to the Fashion Fabric and our jaws dropped. We were greeted by rows upon rows of the fanciest beaded, sequin and embroidered fabrics. A-Mazing!
We hit a few antique shops which were very interesting. I could have bought a few things if I lived nearby however shipping them home could have been an option I didn't consider....but I really have no room for furniture :-(