I had decided that Pam and I should get together today since maybe she'd need some cheering up--it's the first Monday in I don't know how long that she hasn't been working in a quilt shop.
It was a lovely bright and brisk day and it turns out that the mood was celebratory--since Pam now has more time for fun!
We started out in Berkeley, since that's where our closest Anthropologie store is. I'm embarrassed to admit I'd never been--tho I've logged plenty of hours drooling over their website and catalog.
I had some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket (thanks Uncle John!) and the only thing that kept me from leaving with one of everything was (besides the $$ obvious) is that it's been many years since I was either age 20 or size 3.
But wow. I could not get over the incredibleness of the clothes...the accessories...the shower curtains, even! And please don't get me started on the sweaters. The most freaking amazing sweaters I've ever seen.
Obviously my photos STINK, but here's a bit of what I found--like I'm ever gonna actually USE this dishtowel...
I also found a couple of wonderful metal brackets that will hold up a shelf in my studio. (That's my new favorite word and I use it as often as I can...studio...)
Then we went on to Tail of the Yak, since you can't go to Berkeley without stopping there. When I saw that this tin of glue comes with its own tiny brush...I had to get it.
This is the stuff that smells like almonds...it's Italian and absolutely divine. I have no idea if it's good as a glue, and I don't really care. I'm happy sniffing it.
Yes. Sniffing glue. A new pastime of mine.
I highly recommend it.
On our way back home we had to stop at The Quilter's Inn to congratulate Jane on being named one of the top quilt shops for Quilt Sampler magazine! I decided to treat myself to a couple of pieces of my all-time favorite American Folk and Fabric prints--I'll never get tired of these.
Doesn't it appear as if Pam prefers to be the one taking the pictures?
Got home in time to go to the post office before kid-pickup and I got a parking place close to the door and there were only 2 people in line!
Can't remember a better Monday...hope it's been as great for all of you!