Well I went to St. Louis for my Thanksgiving holidays. It was great fun to see all my crazy relatives. I always was the favorite cousin (at least that's what I keep telling them). I absolutely adore visiting my family there! And they, well, they put up with me brilliantly!
Well none of them quilt ~ except evidently my cousin's husband's cousin in Chicago. How's that for a connection! Wouldn't it be a hoot if I found her and emailed her. Isn't that what everyone has always wanted!? An email from the long lost cousin of your cousin's wife?
So every time I made plans to go to a quilt shop (and there are several in the area) something ridiculous happened. For example one day I had planned to go to Your Quilt Shop in Arnold, MO. So just before we went, we stopped off at White Castle. Yes, I know it's terrible, completely unhealthy. But what can I say, it was a childhood memory. But for the first time, it wasn't all that awesome.
Anyhow, when we got to the shop, I reached down for my camera to take a picture of the outside, so I could write about the shop on my blog. And not only was my camera gone, but also my purse. Yup, I left it at White Castle. So I had to drive all the way back to the White Castle, which thankfully had my purse (and camera) waiting for me.
The same with the Quilted Fox... it seems that I just wasn't fated to visit all the quilt shops. I did actually make it to the Joann's Fabric there in St. Louis. Of course that wasn't without incident. My auntie, who came with me, backed her car right into the corner of the store and crushed the back of her rental car! Of course I gave her such a hard time because she doesn't like fabric stores (can you BELIEVE it???) But it's true, so it must have been the spirit of all fabric stores exacting their revenge. Just kidding, no one was hurt.