Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Road Trip

This past weekend, G and decided to take a little road trip.  The Quilt Mercantile was having a "book signing" party because they were featured in the Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer Issue.  We decided to drive out for the celebration.  They are located in Celeste, TX and they are the lovely shop that I purchased my HQ Sweet Sixteen from.  I was able to pick up a copy of the magazine before it hits the shelves and Vickey and Jennifer even signed my copy! And,they carry Finca Perle Cotton!  My favorite! I had to stock up on a few skeins.

 G asked me to drive so he could get some work done and as we are driving along, I look over and see this:
Yep, he's got his iPad sitting on top of his laptop!  and I think his cell phone is probably in the other hand!  I guess you can never have too many Apple devices in use at one time......I don't want to hear a word about my sewing machines....

We had such a fun day exploring little towns in east Texas.  (This is the only state I have ever lived that divides itself into quadrants...when you meet someone here they tell you which quadrant of the state they are from.  You just don't get that in other states...I'm just sayin')  I had thrown a couple of my finished quilts in the car so I could get some good shots of them while we were out and about.  G. took all of the photos, and he is amazing with his camera!


  1. Quadrant, really? I've heard references to East Texas, West Texas, North Texas and Central Texas, but that doesn't seem to cover everything.

    It would be interesting to look at HOW people in different parts of the country (or the world) talk about where they describe where they are from. People from Michigan point out locations within the state on their hand--unless they are from the "thumb" of the mitten state and then they just say that. Once a Swiss guy I used to know explained that Switzerland was shaped "like a potato" and used that image to explain where he was going on vacation ...

  2. It's pretty out that way, and I love exploring small towns, too. Did you check out their new retreat center? I think it would be a great option for the DMQG, not as big as the Compass Center but bigger than the 1890's House.
    Love that you took the quilts for photos opts. I hate it when I see a setting and think that "I'll get back somethime with a quilt", it never happens. Love the photo with the barn.