Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Continuing The Vacation

This next part of the vacation is a little more vacation oriented (but there is also some quilty stuff).

First up was hubby and his fishing obsession.  He caught this bass in the pond behind his dad's place.


It is a little difficult to actually see but if you look at the center tree, you can see the head of a crane.  They have made a nest in the top of the tree!  


We went to Venice beach for our first beach trip on Monday and the water was so pretty. 
 LOTS of people at the beach and it was by far the warmest of the days we were there.


After the beach we headed to the Daquri Deck for a frozen adult beverage and snacks.  
I had a wonderful handsome date too!


I had the pleasure of stopping at the Cotton Patch which is near my In-Laws place.  
It is the cutest little shop.  Very friendly and they have an adorable Bassett Hound named Fred!


Isn't this adorable?


Here is what I bought from The Cotton Patch.


One day there was a lot of rain and tornados. 
We set out to go to St Armand's Circle but due to the tornados, we scrapped that plan.
  We headed to Der Dutchman to eat lunch.  It was so good!  
Then we stopped at Alma Sue's quilt shop.  
Such an adorable shop complete with little Amish ladies hand quilting!  
You can see them on the right.


Hubby found this fish quilt that he thinks he wants me to make.  
I bought the pattern and a few "fishy" looking fabrics.  Into the que it goes!


Then we went to a shop called It's Sew Worth It.  They had a few more things for the fishy quilt.  
If you are into Batiks this place had a great selection.  


I can see these turning into fish.


 They did have some more modern fabrics. I found this Fox Field charm pack there.  


 I got to meet a friend from Instagram, Nicole.  
We met up at Panera and spent two hours gabbing and gabbing. 
 She is running an It's a Small World Quilt Along on IG and swims every morning at Siesta Key.  
We had fun talking and hubby was such a good sport!

More to come...

~XOP~


3 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Gosh you were only about 45 minutes away from where I live. Those were all great shops to visit. A little further north, in Dunedin is Rainbows End. And it is truly the end of the rainbow. Hope you were able to make it there.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your fishy fabrics,and the patterns looks very cool. I think I have an ancient fish pattern from way back 20 + years which I never made. Love the chipmunk on the fabric the colors are so much nicer in your pictures.

KaHolly said...

Sounds delightful!

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