I didn't know I was going shopping, though I did know I was going to Grand Junction. It's a 5 1/2 hour drive. I went with my husband because he was giving a 1 1/2 hour talk. Hmmmm, 11 hours of driving for 1 1/2 hours of talking. He says he's not going to do it again. Anyway, I had some time on my hands, and I was there with a car, so found a couple of hours on my hands so decided to look up some quilt shops on the internet and visit them.
I found Quilters Corner--a very nice quilt shop. It happened to very busy because of a CQC (Colorado Quilters Council) meeting that was happening near by. I found the dragonfly and two greeny stripy fabrics there. I'm collecting greens because I have an idea for a quilt. Of course by the time I get around to it I'll probably have enough green to make 5 quilts. I also love dragonflies, but don't have an idea for a quilt yet. It will come when I have enough, or when I sit down with the fabric and play some. I also bought the books. The first one is new to me, but I spent a bit of time reading it, and I think it's going to be lots of fun.
I have wanted to make a storm at sea quilt for a very long time. I am collecting directions, but haven't made one yet. This book looks like it might push me to actually make one. I hope so. I haven't read much of it yet, but hope it will inspire me.
The other fabrics I bought just because I like them. I love bright clear colors and love to use black as a neutral. The stripes and the black batik fit there. The tape measure fabric is just for fun. Don't know what I'll do with it yet, but I think I saw it online as a bag, I think a bag for rulers and stuff.
Well, Since yesterday at 2:00 I drove 600 miles and went shopping--not much sewing though. That can happen tomorrow.