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a perfect day...

Last Saturday was pretty close to what I would consider a perfect day. For one thing, it was close to 70 degrees and here in Virginia, we haven't felt that warm in quite a while. With all of that sunshine beaming down on us, all of us girls decided to go...hmm...hiking?...bird watching? playing?

Oh please, if you only knew us, you would know any of those choices would be out of the question. No, no, on the first beautiful spring day since...well, since last spring, we all jumped (hey, jumping is exercising, right?) in Sandy's SUV, drove to Staunton, met with Tina and Bella and went fabric shopping.

Yup, shopping...hey, it's what we do best :)

Our first stop was Rachel's Quilt Shop and when I walked through the front door and saw this...

...I knew some serious money was about to be spent.

Let me tell you a little about their shop...

Inside of an old train depot is more eye candy than you can imagine with every spot filled with fabric juicyness.

In fact, I took so many pictures that I decided to create a little Smilebox for you.
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They're open Monday thru Saturday from 8 till 5 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays till 8. So if you're in Virginia, stop by their shop, it's well worth the trip :) Or visit them online here and check out their class schedule. Here's what I found there:

Mary Engelbreit's "Recipe for Friendship" for my new quilt that I'm starting with my sister Sandy

Windham's "Feed Sack III" for a new purse.

And some Red Rooster "Paisley Party" which is going to be a special surprise for someone I love

After a scrumptious lunch of Seafood Quiche at the Depot Grille with Tasha and Sandy and a few stops at some "girl shops", it was time to head home with our treasures. By the way, the Grille is right beside Rachel's and the food is fabulous!

On the way home, I saw a few license plates I wanted to share with you.

I wonder if this car belongs to Rachel...

Yeah, I heart pink too :)

So even though spring doesn't officially start until the 20th of March, it sure felt like our first perfect spring day to me, but then again, anyday spent with my girls is perfect for me...

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

P.S. If you've never tried Smilebox, it's easy, fun and free! You can choose lots of albums, upload your pictures and print it out for a scrapbook or share online.


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