Howdy!

You may have noticed my absence last week, but it was because we were visiting beautiful Austin, TX for a couple of days vacation and to attend a conference (okay – technically we returned home last Saturday, but between very poor wifi connections, cancelled flights, birthday celebrations and laundry, blogging seemed a lower priority!).

We stayed two blocks from the beautiful Capitol Building and I was lucky enough to walk up Congress Street each afternoon during the conference, after the day’s activities ended, with this building in view.

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We saw many lovely attractions while visiting, but a couple of favorites were the Zilker Botanical Gardens…

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(We can’t grow cacti like these in Canada!) …And the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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(That sign says “Fibre and Dye Garden” which I thought quite appropriate :).)

But what would a trip be without a visit to at least a couple of quilt stores? First we visited A Quilters Folly:

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The lady who helped us here was wonderful and made us feel so welcome. Of course, I had to have these lovelies :)!

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And later in the week, we found the Honeybee Quilt Store:

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The staff here was also incredibly welcoming and helpful – and more finds!

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Now I just have to find a little time for a some sewing!

Hope your travels are as much fun!

L

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