First up was the Green Valley Guild quilt show. Had we known it would be so tiny, I think we would have passed. There was only one small room at the Hilton Hotel set up for vendors, which after all is the only reason we go.
Surely we could find SOMETHING!! And we did ... Pat found a cool purse, Patty some fat quarters and me this quilt kit. At least we didn't come out empty handed, but it only took about 30 minutes. Our next stop was lunch. OPA! I bet you guessed Greek food, and you would be right.
This probably doesn't look very Greek because OPA was closed. Instead we went to Gees Garden Restaurant. Once inside, we were treated like royalty as we sat in brilliant yellow-gold slip covered chairs (the color of the Emperor). I waited impatiently. This would be a total new experience for me. DIM SUM! Who knew?
I thought dim sum was everything stuffed in a roll and steamed. Instead, it was everything brought to your table in small plates. You pick whatever you want to eat. Be careful here, they charge by the plate.
We had crazy deep fried shrimp balls, calamari, delicious green beans, eggplant (yes, that's eggplant on my plate, something that's only been in my mouth maybe three times in my life), WAY too sticky rice and egg rolls. I even used chop sticks, easier to not eat as much. The food was excellent.
BUT THEN ...... came three of these beauties on a plate. All I can say is WOW!!! It was like a sweet parker roll with a sweet crunchy topping, filled with delicious vanilla pudding and it was WARM. Not having had anything so decadent in awhile, I couldn't get enough!!
Stuffed to the gills, we made a quick stop next door at an upscale Thrift Shop. I first found this picture of a storm over very old adobe structures. $10 ... and it fits my decor nicely.
That's when I saw THIS beauty. Rarely do you find them with the harp still attached AND the mirror. I almost fell on the floor when I saw the price of $95. This would be $350 in California. SOLD!! Unfortunately, two younger kids were the ones to take it apart and walk it to my car, whereupon the mirror fell off and broke the frame .... not the mirror thank goodness, just the frame.
Pat said she knew someone who could fix it, and honestly, it just needed some wood glue. The lady at the store apologized and said she would give me another $20 off. Okay then!! It came home with me. At $75 it's still a huge bargain, even without the mirror.
However, Pat said her neighbor works on furniture, so we dropped the mirror off at his house. I should have it back today. What a find this was!!!
Pat said that's nothing ... wait until you see this fabric store ... SAS. I was actually thinking the same thing ... the names around here are different, right? But THIS place ... oh my goodness!!
This may be last year's fabric, but it still sells in the quilt stores for $13-14 a yard. At this store it sells for $3.99 a yard. That's almost a 75% savings. So I snagged 15 yards to use as backing ... or whatever else I want. That Pat .... she sure knows where to shop!!
So with my Jeep full to the brim and poor Patty sitting with a dresser harp in her face, we headed back home. We all had bags of fabric, full stomachs and happy faces.
Needless to say, I had a GREAT day hanging with the girls.