The reason for my trip to McKinney is that the "Quilt Ladies" (I call them that) are meeting up for brunch and an afternoon of quilt shop hopping. How fun! I LOVE McKinney and take advantage of every opportunity to go there. Since Mister and I have arrived a bit early, a quick walk down one of the streets kills some time. Isn't it cool when the old brick walls are allowed to show in stores and restaurants? I really like it.
Apparently my eye is picking up things today that it usually misses. Look at these lovely columns.
Well -- and these of course.
And a very simply decorated courthouse.
The first stop on our "hop" is at Happiness is Quilting and I absolutely love this store. I also know that they are having a sale on batiks so I head straight there. Lucky me! I spot an aqua fabric that will be perfect for the mystery on the sale rack as well. Woohoo. This shop is so sweet and has gifted each one of us with a fat quarter just for coming in. How cool is that? (Today's treasure in the small picture.) Best line of the day: As we are walking in Suzanne says to me "not my kind of store." She then picked up a pattern 10 steps into the store and when we were checking out -- her arms were full. Another "Happiness" convert.
Sad to say, I have to leave the ladies here and let them continue on to the rest of the stores. I now need to head to Carrollton for some chicken at Babe's and a soccer game. Carry on ladies and I can't wait for the next get together.
As an extra here: We did get to stop in the little shop right near Babe's on the square in Carrollton. I don't remember the name of it but it is a darling little shop. A little odd though --- Seriously -- no fat quarters anywhere! And we walked the entire store twice to make sure. Oh well.