This morning I went with my friend Laurel to the Rhododendron Quilt Guild Show in Canton, MA. It's always interesting and inspiring to see what other quilters are doing. There we bumped into another friend Edith and I talked them both into going on an impromptu shop hop. They didn't need any convincing. Our first stop was for some sustenance at Angelo's Pizza Palace in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The food is delicious (try the lasagna) and just down the road from Ryko's Sewing Center. Ryko's was having a special St. Patrick's Day sale today and tomorrow. On the way back, we stopped at The Quilter's Stash in North Attleboro, MA.Did I help the economy today? Indeed, I did my part. Above you can see my purchases for the day: some lush yellow batiks, sky fabric for my landscape quilts, black and white print fat quarters, a pattern and an accompanying charm pack, some other fat quarters, and a hank of multi-colored yarn pieces, and two little packets of two inch squares. None of these were totally random purchases as I pretty much know what I intend to do with all of them. It was truly a fun, quilty day!