We did walk over the tracks to the pub next door and had lunch on the patio though.
Third and final stop for today was JJ Stitches in Sun Prairie, WI. JJ's was also in the Quilt Sampler magazine many years ago. We've all been to this shop before, but I really love it -- lots of civil war repros and my kind of antique colors -- the darks! I absolutely fell in love with a quilt on the wall (should have taken a picture but didn't even think of it). I bought the background fabric and a bundle of fabrics for the squares along with the pattern: The picture on the front of the pattern does not do the quilt on the wall justice -- the background was a deep cream/almost yellow color and all the 1" finished squares are the darks in the stack. I love the quilts made with tiny squares, but don't usually make them because I really don't like working with the tiny pieces. This one is mostly strip pieced and I think I might be able to handle it. Who knows when I'll actually get around to starting it!
All in all it was a very good day -- it was a great day for a road trip! And I can fondle fabrics and dream about starting this quilt!
Gratitudes: Kris drove today and it was nice to spend time talking quilts.