My husband and I like to explore the little towns around Lafayette, and I had just found out about a new-to-me quilt shop in one of them. We had a destination! We found the shop and it was wonderful. Rick sat in the car reading while I had the hard job of choosing some fat quarters.
I had pretty good luck, didn't I? I love that bee fabric and the tiny roses are so sweet. And look at this pattern:
I can see fussy cutting it. Now I have to come up with the right project.
After the quilt store we had lunch at a small diner, then we walked the square in search of antique stores. Every little town has them and this one had several good ones. We don't always buy, but this time we found a few well priced finds.
A wire pie stand. (I added a couple of pie pans from Julian, CA.)
A wooden pull toy to add to my collection. It will be fun to see Tad playing with it.
And then there's this little planter. Not the kind of thing we would normally buy, but it was kind of cute and for only a dollar, why not?
Before going home we decided to take a side trip to a covered bridge and mill we had been to when the boys were little. After a couple of wrong turns, we found it and walked around the park and along the creek.
It was a beautiful day and a great road trip!