Last Saturday I boarded a school bus with 35 other quilters to visit 5 quilt shops. I went with a few items in mind, since my stash is overflowing. There's embroidery thread, fat quarters, doll needles , a pigma pen , Amy Butler bag pattern, Pink yardage, off white yardage for my embroidery, an iron mat and last but not least the last store we visited gave us all a pair of scissors. Now isn't that a great marketing gift. I must say that we saved the best store for last. Then I had seen this great magazine on The Painted Quilt blog and had to rush out and buy it.