No, it's not your eyes--it's my lousy photography that's responsible for the blurry pics. HUGELY exciting day yesterday--it was an Outing Day for Pam and me, but we had an extra special guest along (insert drumroll here)...MONICA!!!
Even the up to 110 degree heat could not deter us from our fun--starting with the always wonderful Thimble Creek.
Monica hadn't been there in years and I hadn't been there in DAYS, so there was lots of shopping to be done.
Here's Monica showing Roxie where her projects are in the latest Quilts and More magazine...it's a must read, btw.
Here's Pam getting ready to take a bloggable photo...
Here's our pile(s) of necessities. Always a little confusing when we have to keep "borrowing" from each other's piles! Pam and I both needed a little more Minny Muu and I found some lovely greens for still another upcoming project--Lecien fabrics are so wonderful. By the way, Thimble Creek has a terrific assortment of Lecien--including Minny Muu, so give them a call if you need some.
After lunch we headed out to Union City to the Daiso store there. Pam and Monica were already big fans of Daiso, but it was a new experience for me. I wouldn't consider myself a big fan of dollar stores, but a Japanese dollar store? Now that's something else entirely.
Practically everything in the place is $1.50. There are entire aisles devoted to plastic storage containers, clothespins of every conceivable shape and color, baking items, garden items...the list goes on and on. Just don't get me started on the WALL OF SPONGES. I got some pretty pink and white ones, an "It's Pretty Cleaner" pig sponge, and my very favorites--they have smiley faces embroidered on them.
I wasn't the only one who found goodies--Pam is always the very picture of self-control, but she's got some new stuff now but Monica wins the prize for finding the most essentials. She did pass on the mayonnaise rack I spotted (she has a love for mayonnaise that is downright disturbing) but I'm thinking it was just too small for her needs.
So today it's back to the reality of having way too many quilt projects going on than could ever be considered reasonable, bracing myself for another day of crazy heat, and missing Monica already!