First stop: a small quilting store in Jackson, Michigan named Regalitos Quilting. They are currently getting a new site up. The owner Cindie specializes in long arm quilting and she even demonstrated how it works for me! She is a total sweetheart, and it was nice to talk with an experienced quilter (my people!).
I took my sweet time exploring her fabric selection (something I could have never done if the kids were with me) and settled on a Christmas Tree skirt kit. Yes, I know, it’s summer time, and Christmas is not for another 6 months, but I LOVE Christmas.
After visiting with Cindie, I stumbled upon a Mexican restaurant named Los Tres Amigos (careful – the site has music). The waitress twisted my arm and made me order a margarita. She even ID’d me (bless her heart). I ordered the burrito/enchilada combo, read the latest Vanity Fair magazine, all the while being serenaded by JLo in Spanish. Awesome.
I closed the day out by going to Target, which we don’t have in Canada (they sell wine there!!), then checked into the hotel. When I turned the tv on, an episode of The Gilmore Girls was playing (so perfect). Bath, pjs, 24 finale, quilting, Glee, Parenthood, and of course blogging. Plus a guaranteed uninterrupted night of sleep. Tomorrow? Chicago!