I have a love/hate relationship with GPS. Last night it took me directly to my campground, no problem. Getting to my brother's was not so easy. Get off on one exit, get back on going the same way. No factoring in the fact that it was (poor timing on my part) rush hour! I got there because I know enough about Denver to be dangerous and have been to my brother's several times so I have a "fix" for his location in my head. I fought Samantha all the way though! Today, my brother needed to work and my sister-in-law had work and then a girls weekend wine tasting trip (no one knew in advance I'd be in Denver), so I decided to go quilt shop hopping! Because I'm in a part of the city that is really unknown to me I gave Samantha another go. Get on I-70, get off two exits later, get back on going the opposite direction-What? No way I could get over four lanes of traffic in one block, so I took the first left. She redirected me for miles and miles over one of the most circuitous routes I've ever been on- even got out Google maps at one point! When I got where the shop was supposed to be, it was gone. Tried the second one. Not so much wandering about but again when I got there the shop was gone. Quilt shops come and go or move pretty quickly it seems. I gave up, went back to the trailer, had lunch, walked Quinn etc. After a while I decided that since I was SO close to Golden I'd go up to the Quilt Museum there and the quilt shop. Fifteen minutes later I was on the main drag (that's what my Mom always called it). Found a parking spot off the main drag and walked back. Located the quilt shop first, boy if you are into batiks this is the place! I'm not so much so no fabric came away with me, bummer.
Next I found the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Small but interesting. If you've read or heard about the book The Quilt That Walked to Golden its about this place. They were having a quilt show/contest and voting on favorites. They were 24x24 I think. My favorite was one from Montana! They also had some antique quilts on display and I took a few snaps of them.
I don't remember what this was was called but its tiny squares sewn together! Then the Baptist fan quilting-just fabulous! Here's a closeup-I think the squares were 1/2 inch.
After that I wandered a bit through some of the shops looking for hoodies for the grand kids but not finding any. Did find a Starbucks-you know what happened next! Cafe Mocha how I love you!
Headed back to town and the trailer, reading happened, dinner happened, Quinn was walked again, sleeping happened.