We recently took a vacation to Austin my awesome family. We had a fabulous time and got to see a lot of the city. Of course, my mom and I made everybody stop at at least one quilt shop. I had scouted the area prior to our vacation (A KCMQG member moved to Austin so I had someone on the inside. Thanks, Mary Anne!) and knew the best shop to visit.
Mom is my quilting partner in crime. She bought some Joel Dewberry Heirloom voile and some laminated cotton.
Stitch Lab is an awesome shop. They carry such a variety of fabrics…felt, knit, cotton, voile, rayon…and a ton of other stuff. They also have a second building/house for classes. I would almost move to Austin just for this shop. It’s amazeballs! Trust me. If you’re ever in Austin, go there.
I see future Tovas from the two blue voiles. Speaking of Tovas, I bought more Tova fabric from Cucire.
I’m sure not all of these will end up being Tovas, but I think quite a few of them will. I’m a HUGE fan of that pattern. The more and more I wear my one Tova, the more and more I want to wear it. But I can’t wear it every day, so I need a few more.
Besides going to a quilt shop, we did a bunch of other stuff. Thanks to my friend, Mary Anne, for all of her tips and advice! We saw the bats fly out from under the South Congress bridge. We visited the South Congress district which was above all our favorite spot in the city. Andrew found a great men’s clothing store, Stag, right next to Homeslice. They had a great sale going on and he bought quite a bit of stuff. I found a cute yarn shop that carried A TON of yarn. I wish I could remember the name, but I only got a picture of their steps. CHEVRON STEPS! If I had a house, this would happen. Maybe I’ll update this post once I look at my credit card statement and can find the name.
We did some drinking on Sixth Street…although this picture was taken while we were at a restaurant in the South Congress district.
We went to the Capitol and we all enjoyed that more than we thought we would. We took the free guided tour and I would highly recommend it. It only lasts about and hour and I really enjoyed the information we received.
Texas is really into their stars, which I didn’t mind because I kind of like stars. This fence outside of the Capitol was awesome.
Some of our other destinations included the zoo, the Harley Davidson store, a pin ball arcade, and the Cathedral of Junk. Overall, Austin was a great trip. I don’t think I’d want to live there, except for the quilt shop, but it was a great city to visit.