It's been several weeks since I've been in a quilt shop and last night I started to go into withdrawals. While I was browsing through your blogs I had this unquenchable desire to hop in my car and head north to my favorite shop. Then it hit me..."I'm going that direction tomorrow to meet Sherry and Connie for lunch." So I decided to wait.
I have been friends with Sherry and Connie for nearly three years now. Our husbands work together and we have frequently traveled to different conferences and conventions with one another. We all get along well and enjoy spending time together. We try to meet for lunch every three months or so just to catch up on what's going on in our lives. Today we met at the Citris Grill which is just about 20 north of my home and directly en route to the quilt shop.
Now get this.....I had given myself plenty of time to stop for gas on the way, get a car wash and still make it to my lunch date by 11:30. While cruising along the freeway I was listening to a news conference regarding the trapped miners in central Utah. I don't know if I was distracted by what was being said on the radio or if my one track mind was thinking about my trip to the quilt shop after lunch, but whichever the reason I completely passed the freeway exit taking me to the restaurant...then the next exit...and it wasn't until I was within a mile to the exit for the quilt shop that I realized I had gone too far. Has something like that ever happened to you? I sure hope I'm not the only one.
Well, fortunately I still had five minutes to spare so I got myself turned around and made it back to the restaurant in time to meet Sherry and Connie as they arrived.
Instead of getting dessert at the restaurant I decided to go the calorie free (not to be confused with guilt free) route and buy dessert at the quilt shop. That yummy striped fabric is from the Collection of Edelen Wille for Marcus Brothers and the delicious polka dotted fabric is from Simply Spooky by Red Rooster. I also picked up last month's quilt of the month kit since I wasn't able to attend the class. It will be a small patriotic quilt with nine stars in the center.