I took a few hours off from Blue Ribbon Designs this afternoon to spend some time with my husband...he has been gone on his yearly bass fishing trip to Texas and had returned home over the weekend. Since he has been on a ten day vacation and I have been working and taking care of things at home, he promised me upon his return that he would take take me to a semi-local quilt shop. So, this afternoon, we headed out...we stopped and had lunch on the way....and then he was kind enough to let me shop for about 45 minutes. He had given me a gift certificate to this shop for my birthday...and it had been burning a hole in my pocket since the middle of February. It is just over an hour away, so it was nice to spend the drive catching up, just the two of us...plus along the way we saw two eagles, a large group of deer, multiple hawks, and even a few turkeys. Once there, I was in complete heaven...and yes, I managed to spend my gift certificate plus a little more. I found some fabulous trims and hand-dyed jumbo rick rack - all by Moda...I fell in love with the button trims and there multiple colorways to chose from...but at $10.99 a yard, I just picked a couple. I also found some FABULOUS cotton quilting fabrics and a new ruler for paper piecing....plus I got a couple yards of fabric (not shown) for some applique projects in the future. All in all, it was a nice afternoon....and quite inspiring!