Yup I love that song. But it's true tomorrow morning I head of to Milwaukee for the GFWC convention where I will be representing the nonprofit that I work for by day. (General Federation of Woman's Clubs, I know you'll ask because despite attending at least one Juniorettes meeting in High School I had no clue until last year either.) But I couldn't leave you all with out some eye candy (especially since I won't be back until at least Tuesday of next week).
I received a great little package in the mail this week. My bag from the goodie bag swap came from Corrie and I love it. She nailed it. Let's see I told her I liked pink and orange and needed a bag with plenty of room because I often carry not only my own stuff but my husbands medical supplies as well. This is what she came up with. Isn't it the sweetest.
I made my first block for the Japanese + & x quilt along. It's made all from scraps and at first I thought I hated it but then it grew on me a little. Now I think I kind of like it. Maybe I do like it. I trimmed mine down a little small by accident. I thought it strange I had so much room on the sides but oh well it was really a practice block anyway. I might trim them all down to this size though or I might just start over. I am finding myself wishing I had some fabrics with words on them. The blocks with words in the flickr group are just so appealing to me. Honestly I don't think I own a stitch of Japanese fabric so maybe that's what is missing.
Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you when I get back from Milwaukee! If you know of great quilt stores or restaurants there leave me a comment and tell me about them. I'll have some time in the evenings and I'd love to check it out.