Guess who happened to come to Utah this week? Aunt Spicy! We could not let this event go unheralded and so, a lunch date was in order. At the very swanky and delicious Blue Lemon restaurant. Aunt Spicy and I have a fun little story. We have a mutual friend in Washington DC (hi JR!) where Aunt Spicy lives who told us about the other person's quilting blog. So, we became bloggy pen pals. When we were in Maryland visiting my in-laws last summer, we got together to meet in person and went out to eat in Alexandria. Turns out we a have a lot more in common than just quilt blogs and a love of thrifting.
First, we are both total Anglophiles (notice the Cath Kidston bag she brought!). We both have lived in England a couple of times. Then, when she heard my maiden name, come to find out, we have the same ancestors (some British! Of course!). So not only are we kindred spirits, we are distant cousins too. How crazy is that? The connections cyberspace can make!
After our tasty lunch, we hit the fabric store next door. (What an amazing coincidence! It's almost like someone planned it. Ahem.) I didn't realize I had my camera with me until after we left the store itself, but here's a picture of the pile of our loot. (We both used great restraint.) Afterward I realized that this was the first time I'd gone fabric shopping with a friend. I have really nice friends in real life, but none of them really get giddy about going fabric shopping. It's so nice to find a friend who 'gets' this aspect of my life. :) Three cheers for Aunt Spicy!Another fun outing I plan to take today is to the Beehive Bazaar with my girls. This is not your mother's craft fair. It's actually more like your grandmother's craft fair with all the cool retro-vintagy stuff there. I always get inspired. It's where I got my neato Family Tree in December. If you're local, it's moved to Thanksgiving Point this time. Maybe I'll see you there!