Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday adventures

Today we began with our first adventures with Jazzercise, for Caro.  We had to quickly come home and change into "going out in public" clothes.  Shirley, from CTA, came over for a ride and we headed out to Woodinville, where we were meeting for lunch.

As we were a bit early, we swung by Molbak's Garden Center.  Caro was fascinated with all the goodies there for dogs: leashes, toys, cookies, life jackets - she even found a pair of doggy reindeer antlers for her dog for SinterKlaus.  Cute!  [see Caro's blog for photos].

We met up with the rest of the group at Gobblers for some lunch (turkey, of course).  As we finished a bit early we had time for a quick trip to Gathering Fabrics, in Woodinville.  A really, really lovely quilt store,

[again, Caro has photos from inside, on her blog].  One of the new things they have in the shop are the Downton Abbey fabrics - true.  And they were gorgeous.

We then drove across the freeway to visit the Martingale Publishing offices.
One is not allowed to take photos inside the offices, as the quilts are copyrighted, but they have walls filled with quilts from their books.  Oh so inspiring.  They also have a book room, at the end of the tour, which has many of those books published during the past summer (about 6 months old) for a ridiculously low price.  I managed to get home with only one book, "101 Small Quilts" from various authors.  A great resource for some up-coming projects.

Then, being in the mood, we headed north through Bothell and went to Keepsake Cottage Fabrics quilts.  I haven't visited there for some time and goodness, but they have an enormous selection of fabric and tools and books, as well.  I found two fabrics on the sale table, a stack of 2 1/2" squares and a template for a pinwheel template.

A couple of tired "cookies" this evening, but a very fun day.

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