Back from the Left Coast

I've been back a few days and have unpacked and done laundry...after a trip my baggage always sits on the bedroom floor for a couple of days until I'm ready to forget about my trip. The suitcase went to his home today.

I don't usually enjoy my trips to LA, because the conference is always downtown and there isn't a whole lot to do. This time was better -- more people from school went this year, we saw two movies, and I got to go to the fabric district. I didn't have much cash on me, but I managed to get a yard of giant rick rack, 10 zippers (for $1!!) and 4 yards of fabric:

1 yard of red and white stripe silk, and 1 yard each of orange, yellow, and pink cotton sateen (60" width)...the salesman called the sateen double-sided cotton. Anyone ever heard of that?

I already used two of the zippers for wristlets.

The red one is for my sister-in-law, the other two are a bit smaller to accommodate the sale zippers. Only one problem. One of the zippers is upside down (the pull tab is mounted to the wrong side!!). It doesn't open easily.

I always bring home a lot of swag from this conference, usually notebooks, pins, posters, and keychains. I always look forward to Pixar's giveaway of a full size poster from the movie they produced that year. This year I have a new favorite. I always come home with an assortment of bags that I use at the grocery store. These are actually MEANT to be used at the grocery.

I had been looking at Baggu Bags online. Obviously I went back to the booth too many times as they ran out after the second day!

And since I've been home I've picked up too fun web addictions. This one to go along with my Olympics TV obsession: Medal Count. And this one that creates images from the words on you blog: Wordle.

Here's mine:

And finally my little man is learning to drive!


Thimbleanna said...

Man, I knew the driving age in Ohio was young but that's not what I had in mind LOL! Those shopping bags are really cool and love your writlets!

My Happy Turtle said...

Love the wristlets! I had run out of writstlet hardware for a while, but just recently picked up some more at a crafting store. I need to make a few more for myself. I also love those shopping bags. What great swag!

Sharyn said...

Welcome to the world of Janome 6600Pville! You will love it, I've had mine for about 2 weeks. Spent the entire day sewing on it today. Life it good...Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your trip was a success! Nice, nice reusable grocery bags - definitely the cutest I've seen!

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