Today was a good day. I got out (broke out) of my studio to meet my dear friend Merry for lunch and some shopping at a couple great local quilt shops....friendship, fabric, and food - a perfect getaway! It was a fabulous day for fabric shopping, as I found some great new cotton prints (see below)...lots of fun new things. I also had an Accuquilt GO! free pattern with me for the Holiday GO! Table Runner, so I could choose fabrics - I wanted a bit more modern look and I wanted to use black instead of light blue (much more "me"), so Merry helped me with the fabric choices...although you can't tell from the photo, the black fabric is "tone on tone" and it is going to work perfectly. This table runner uses the Holiday Medley die - which has a holly leaf and berries, a tree, and a snowflake...I was super excited to try it out!....plus I have been brushing up on my applique skills and I know the snowflakes will definitely challenge me. After a fabulous lunch and TONS of shopping, I came home totally refreshed...and even took the time to cut all my table runner fabric before getting back to work...hopefully I will be able to make time to start piecing/appliqueing them tomorrow. Like I said, today was a good day!