Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Out and About

I had a wonderful day out with my friend Sandy.  We try to get together for an "outing" at least once a month and today we decided to head for the big town (Mankato) and hit spots that we never have been to or never seem to get to.  The first thing I had to do was get a hair cut in the morning and once that was done we were on our way to Panera Bread  for lunch.  I didn't have my camera with me (dang) but what we had was delicious.   Wish you could see the Mediterranean sandwich and Greek salad.   It was my first time there so I felt like I just came down from the hills as I didn't know how the system worked for ordering.  But, the staff was very patient and got me through the ordering process in no time.

Then we went to Michaels and spent at least an hour just browsing through the aisles getting new ideas for projects.
  I picked up a few scrap booking supplies as I want to try making my own Christmas cards.

As you can see, I also got a couple of skeins of yarn and some knitting needles as I want to try knitting a pair of socks.  I've knitted years and years ago but never made socks.  Winter time is the time for sock knitting.
I'm not sure if I should design the cards with scrap booking materials or go for the card making software.  Has anyone used or is using card making software?  If so, what do you use?  Leave a comment about your experience with the program you're using.  I've tried the free stuff online but not happy with how things turn out.

After Michaels we visited Fire Fly Quilt Shop where I purchased some wool felt for a penny rug.  They only had 12 inch squares on display but I needed an 18 inch square.  The ladies were so nice and went to the back room and came up with a piece of blue that I needed that was big enough to cut an 18 inch piece off of.

Next stop,  River City Quilts where I found some wide flannel backing for a flannel quilt top I put together yesterday.
I'll get this washed up and get the quilt basted so it's ready for quilting when our quilt guild has their sew-in day in January. 

It was a great cut, lunch with a friend, quilt shop browsing and home before dark. 

1 comment:

sandys said...

looks good