Retail Therapy on Vacation

Hello! Took time yesterday to do a little retail therapy- I hit the local quilt store in Springfield, MO and the bead shop.  I did find some cool books, plus a delightful purse pattern seen here:

The purse pattern is unusual in that it has an interesting braided handle and way of attaching.  When I eventually make this, I’ll share more.

Today, I’m headed back in town to visit the local fiber store, plus the fabric store.  My dad has some furniture cushions that are sliding around so I will fix that for him before I fly home this weekend.

I also have been busy beading- so far I’ve made 4 new pieces to share when I get back home to my laptop.  I also can’t wait to get back to my quilting machine- I have withdrawals if I don’t use it.  LOL!

Note to all the kind blog readers/friends who have emailed me about my father.  He is doing much better now and his last surgery earlier this week went very well!  Unfortunately, there is a glitch on my iphone, so my email replies are not sending.  When I arrive home, I will also post a list of inchies received in my inchie swap while I was gone.

Last, but not least, a quick shout out to Michele Foster, over at the Quilting Bloggers (see link on my side bar).  She has posted 3 Feathered Fibers cartoons I drew last year in her Quilting Gallery.  Go check out her site, Michele has done a great job of compiling quilting blogs and other quilting resources in one terrific location.  If you have a blog, you might also want to add your site, too.

Miss you all!!  Hugs, Carla

6 thoughts on “Retail Therapy on Vacation

  1. Hi Carla!

    Good to hear from you. I was getting concerned that things did not go well with you dad. Happy to hear things are going smoothly with the exception of email access. However, you are getting loads of beading done and that is what you set out to do on this trip when you had down time.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures.



  2. Sooo enjoyed meeting you at the Bead Gallery yesterday.
    Our conversation has inspired me to create some new buttons on my next “clay day”. Best of luck to you and your family re: your father’s upcoming surgery. If you’d like to have lunch one day while you are here let me know. Heard of a place I haven’t been before that is getting great reviews over in mid town. Hope you enjoy wearing your newly found “clay creations”!! How exciting.

    Tracee, I was so delighted to meet you, too! I met Tracee in the local bead store yesterday and wait until you see what I bought from her! She is a ceramic/clay artist and I am looking forward to showing you her work.

    PS: I had dinner tonight at a new Japanese Restaurant named Kai, that had fabulous food! Of course, I still miss Gee’s East Wind (that was on Sunshine), my husband proposed to me over their Cashew Chicken back in 1982!!

    Tracee, I fly home tomorrow, so next time I visit Spfd, lets get together! I would love to see your studio, too. Regards, Carla

  3. I miss you, Carla! I’m so glad to hear that things went well for your dad! I figured that as long as you were shopping, all was going okay. It’ll be good to have you home and back online!

  4. I am so happy to hear that your Dad is doing well. Retail therapy is something I miss (trying to be good) — it’s easier to resist when the air quality is so bad you don’t want to go out. I miss you. Have a safe trip home — I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Thanks, Karen, Barb, Lynn, Tracee and Randi! Appreciate your good thoughts about my dad. He is doing much better now, so it is time to get back to California. I have some quilts and other stuff waiting for me. Miss you all too!

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