A Halloween treat for you!
Do you recognize us? I am on the left, & Laurie of Quilting Rush fame is on the right. Yes, ladies & gentlemen, she came all the way from Washington State to Maryland to go shopping with me. :o) (Not really, but boy does that sound good.) We (I) had a great time, Laurie is so nice & the conversation flowed so easily. (Not a common occurence for me.) The photo is in Capital Quilts, my LQS. Isn't that quilt great. The first time I saw it, I said, "I don't like red." WHO AM I KIDDING?
Aside: Sophie hit it on the head when she used the description, Omnivore Quilter. We like/try it all. (almost.)
Back to my story... We first met at the fabric shop near where I work. Luckily Laurie was there for a while, so that I did not have to revive her when she saw the $13.79 per yard price tag. But Laurie did a good job trying to teach them about fat quarters - still a very new concept in that store. So I walk up to her & she has 3 fat quarters - I am such a geek, I said, "Metro Blue." (Are peoplpe supposed to be able to ID fabric like that?) So then we drove to Capital Quilts. Where they have a nice fat quarter bin, which included a Metro Blue FQ. (I knew ahead of time that they had a few bolts of Metro Blue.) So Laurie shopped around & found the other bolts. New concept came to fruition, "Kismet" (Yiddish = meant to be) you see, Laurie got 1 FQ at G Street, 1 fq out of the bin at Capital Quilts - the other bolts were different - so she awas able to get a variety. (My luck they would all be duplicates.)
We had a nice pizza - Panzanella (Is that a "type" offered where you live?) which is a white pizza that uses Asiago & Fontina cheese instead of (or maybe in addition to - but I think instead of) mozarella.
& then Laurie got some excitement. I drove her to the Metro station. First I drove like I was going to the parking garage. OOPS. So I went around looking for the "entrance from the other way." There isn't one if you are not a bus! So we drove all the way around to try again. What did I do? I tried to make the same mistake twice. So I drove backwards... (not so well, but not bad enough to jump the curb.) & got her to the "kiss & ride." The funniest part, I have dropped off & picked my husband up at that very location, numerous times.
I almost forgot, I got a few more red on whites from a friend on flickr last night. :o)