Partially due to the Stash Dash Poker Run that Lisa and mum and I indulged in on Tuesday, I have a resurgence of the quilting bug.
We visited several quilting shops in and around Ottawa, had a wonderful adventure, met some nice people and I found a new LQS to call home. We started in Osgoode at Julee's, and met the friendliest shop-cat ever, Waffles. She thinks we look tasty.
From Osgoode we hopped to Kemptville, then to Richmond, two shops in Almonte, and a final stop at Kanata's own Yarn Forward. (There was a bonus stop in at the Running Stitch, who, oddly enough, weren't participating in the fun.) We had lunch at a lovely tea room in Almonte and just had a day of stash-enhancement and giggles. It was all good.
Our best hand between the three of us? A full house. Three kings and a pair of eights. I doubt it will win a grand prize, but who cares. It was a day well spent.
Today I spent some time working on a quilt I promised a girlfriend some long while back. Good progress was made, and she might actually get this quilt sometime this year. (stop laughing!) I bought some nickel packs of fabric (5 inch squares, not 5 cents each) to start a quilt for my niece, who is almost ready for a big-girl bed quilt. I need to finish my friend's quilt before I begin another one. I also saw a glorious French Braid quilt table runner at Running Stitch that has my creative juices bubbling.