I promised some pictures of the purchases I made on my recent vacation. First off, from the Fat Quarter Factory booth at the show, I got a rag rug making frame:
Hmong group had. I simply could not resist this dragon (the purse is nice, too, large enough for two small or one large paperback).
Gloria's Happy Hooker, a needlework store I'd seen mentioned on Ravelry. She's got a broad selection of quilting fabrics, notions, and patterns; she also has a very nice selection of yarns, yarncraft notions, patterns, etc.; she also has wool fabric and lots of kits and patterns for making rugs, placemats, etc. I was poking around and not feeling totally inspired (this was, after all, just two days after the quilt show!) when Hubby Dearest said, "Did you see this room full of flannels?" We went in there, and we both exclaimed over the wide variety of patterns and colors. Of course, we pulled some off the shelf that we thought would work well together in a quilt:
Finally, when we were over in the Keweenaw Peninsula, we stopped in Lake Linden at a store called Yarns and Threads. The store owner kept her store open a little late so that we could browse, except that the minute I walked in and saw roving, I really didn't look much farther; it became a question of which colors to choose.
Finally, I could not resist including this shot of the guys on the cat quilt.