My sewing machine went haywire July 24th, I could even tell you the hour. I was so bummed. The house was quiet. I felt like quilting. I had a fun project. I just didn't have a cooperating machine, so I drove it over to Bear's Paw for cleaning and repairs. It is driving me crazy not to have it here, just knowing I can't quilt if I wanted to is bothering me. Fortunately, they just left a message saying it is ready for pick-up. If the chemo blues are gone tomorrow, I will go pick it up. Whoohoo!!
I was so disappointed that there were not many quilt stores in Minneapolis and Madison. My friend Jane located "Glad Creations" and we enjoyed the store very much. I only bought a pattern and a fat quarter. The store had a nice selection of mystery quilts, but I need to finish some existing projects.
I did go to a couple of fabulous bookstores. I went to the most wonderful children's bookstore, I think called the Wild Rumpus. It had chickens a lizard and an amazing selection of books. I also visited the bookstore owned by Louise Erdrich, which was small but thoughtfully chosen books.