It was a busy weekend, but a good one, and even a quilty one for the most part. I spent Saturday visiting some local quilt shops and attending the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo in sort of nearby Lakeland. It was an interesting trip. Most of the booths were comprised of local quilt shops and machine vendors, with some random vendors, like an exercise booth and a hand lotion booth. I went with Olivia, a friend from the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild, and we had a good time, trying out longarm machines and poking through fabric booths trying to find modern goodies, which were tough to find. I even fell in love with the Juki TL-2200QVP Quilt Virtuoso Pro, a gorgeous longarm machine, but alas, I have no room for such a fun toy.
I did luck out and find a yard bundle of one of my favorite lines of all time, MoMo's It's a Hoot. Snapped that right up as soon as I found it! I also picked up a few extra FriXion pens. Have you tried those before? They're a standard office supply pen that you can find at Staples, Office Depot, and the like that is erasable, and disappears when an iron is applied. They're great for marking HSTs and such!
We also managed to get clobbered by chicken feathers. Literally. After the expo, we went to a few local quilt shops, and on our way to one of them, we wound up behind a chicken truck.