Today turned out to be a great early Mother's Day for me. It could have been a couple of degrees warmer, but at least it was dry.
The three of us struck out early this morning for town wide yard sales in Heidelberg. Just like last week, we were in Mennonite country, but this week, we were SMACK DAB CENTRE of Mennonite Country! It was interesting parking roadside with horses and wagons front and back! We had to be careful not to step into 'road apples' as we walked through the neighbourhoods of modern subdivisions. No remarkable finds this week - - a few goodies though. Itty Bitty got a bookshelf -- something he's been looking for for a couple of weeks. I got some quilting books, some embroidery transfers, a few odds and ends.
Then we went to the St. Jacob's Farmers' Market. All the years we've been regular visitors to St. Jacob's, this was our first visit to the market. After browsing around, and picking up some fruit and veggies, we headed into St. Jacob's proper, and Itty Bitty treated us to an early Mother's Day lunch at the Stone Crock.
The men patiently waited while I visited Reichards Quilt Store. It was busy, and all the fabric was 25% off - - and then I realized it was a Shop Hop! RATS! I missed it! Oh well, I had a bit of a mini-shop hop anyway, because on the way home we stopped at a quilt store in Elmira that I had never visited before: Quilter's Nine Patch. OH MY! I'm going to become a regular visitor. I came out with a bag full of goodies!!!
Tonight I did some quilting, and finished one of my pillows. I used my walking foot for the first time ever -- had to get out my instruction book to figure it out! I'm hoping to finish the partner to this one tomorrow!
And here's a photo of the new borders on Virginia Bound. I used my Dear Jane ruler to cut the string blocks. I feel like I want to do one more border...hmmmmmmm. Or maybe dark binding will be enough. Any thoughts?