I had a wonderful visit with my mom and sister and her family! Mom wasn't feeling quite perfect so we stayed at home, ate snacks, ordered out and played games with the kids and watched movies! It was perfect! So I had lots of time to visit and just have fun! John and James had just gotten some new board games last month - so we had a great time playing them. My favorite was "Bucket King" in the top picture. It is mostly luck, so you can all play and everyone has a chance of winning! Plus you can visit and just have fun! We also played Alhambra. I bit more thought, but not too bad - and the boys liked building the cities.
I did take a trip to the quilt shops near them and now I'm broke! Look at what I came home with! First the Oriental Fabrics my sister bought. I went to the first quilt shop with my nephew (who is my Godson) and he HADDDDD to have a new quilt with these fabrics. I think it must be his Kung Foo coming through! Now he already has 3 quilts I made him but my sister says he LOVES them and when I asked why he needed another one his answer was "Well, it is getting to be winter so I could use another one!". So we decided something easy (thank goodness) was in order for all these fabrics. He liked "Turning Twenty...Again" and so I told him to pick out 12 FQs and this is what he came up with! He liked the Green for the border and the black will be the binding. And I'm sooo not into oriental fabrics! But he is going to LOVE it!
Then I went to the primitive quilt store I LOVE - Lil Country Shoppe! And had a field day! I found this pattern "Take 5" which is your same type thing like Yellow Brick Road or Turning Twenty, so I picked it up for fast charity or kid quilt gifts.
And then the main mission, to get some background brushed cotton plaids for my upcoming retreat projects - Horse Feathers and Moonshine! Aren't they gorgeous!
And then last but not least some fill-ins. I needed some blacks, so got some of those and then I've been dying for that green dot/stripe fabric for the background of a wall hanging I want to do - so I broke down! And I've been wanting the fun colored needle threaders, not just the brown ones, so got one for me and one for my friend!