Last Thursday, I finally went shopping with my gift certificate. I've been waiting for the quilt shop's big 30% off sale, to make my money stretch farther. And since it happened to be right at my birthday, it turned into a fun little outing to celebrate with lunch out at Pizza Hut beforehand. My friend Sarah joined us, and we had a wonderful time! :)
With Sarah and Hannah's help, I picked out the cloth I need to start a double wedding ring quilt. I decided to go with shades of rose and burgundy this time - 7 different fabrics. They took awhile to choose, since we had to make sure that they matched well.
I'm quite pleased with the final decision. I was able to buy all of them plus thread with my gift certificates, and there was even $10 left over! Of course, I didn't get the background muslin, the batting, or backing, so that money will go towards my purchase of them at Patchwork Plus. :)
Sarah and I also bought some light purple fabric to make matching dresses...something we've been meaning to do for a very long time. Mom got some material as well so we kept the workers busy cutting everything for us. :)
After finishing up at the quilt store, we were going to go to a downtown bookstore. Unfortunately, they had closed down the DAY BEFORE! Oh well. We still had a fun-filled afternoon! :)