Our trip yesterday went well. We gave our presentations, answered questions and returned home. It was a long day-three hours driving each way-and I was tired when I got home just before nine. I did get to go to the quilt store though. The driver, bless him, said we had lots of time so I zipped in and found a pattern I liked. I hate going into a quilt store and not buying something even if it isn't anything I needed. I think it is a struggle for most quilt store owners to make a profit so I try to be as supportive as I can. I don't have the same attitude toward chain fabric stores. They have a wide range of customers; dressmakers, upholsterers, teens in high school classes etc. Quilt stores get quilters.
I am taking a bit of a day off today and am going to work on my bird quilt. Tomorrow, I have baking to do and Sunday, after church we are off to my brother's to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I have been trying to make it a habit to start each day being thankful for something. Today it is for CBC where I am able to hear my classical music. I am also thankful for this wonderful country we call home. We have freedoms, privilages and standards of living that is the envy of much of the world. I am thankful for those who established our constitution and laws which protect the rights of the individual and give religious freedom. I am thankful for my friends both real and virtual, my family and my faith. And, of course, I am thankful for our little dog, Heidi, who brings us laughter.