Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Oh my - it seems that my days can easily be summed up with the statement,' The hurrider I go, the behinder I get.'
Yesterday afternoon, Hubby and I returned from a quick trip to Las Vegas. We went in celebration of his birthday and boy was it fun. Fast, but fun. We had tickets to see Mama Mia and built the rest of our trip around them.
This is the view from our room through the lens of my cell phone camera . . . why didn't I remember to bring the digital camera in from the car? (That's Luxor hotel and casino with the strip beyond that.) We arrived Sunday late afternoon, enjoyed a nice dinner then walked it off on the strip. Where do all those people go?
Monday morning Hubby planned a tour at Hoover Dam. We drove over it once a couple of years ago and that was plenty for me. I don't like being up that high. So I white-knuckled my way through that drive and have kept my fingers crossed that I would not have to go back again.
Seems that Lady Luck was on my side. In Boulder City, just a few miles from the dam, there is a quilt shop for me to hang out in while Hubby toured. The shop is called Fiddlesticks and is right in the center of town.
There is a nice mix of fabrics with lots and lots of embellishment and decorating ideas. The gals were so friendly and chatted with me about all things quilts for more than an hour. I came away with a nice selection of fabrics - all from the sale area - a few yards of a nice green rick rack and a Lori Smith pattern.
They sweetly offered to hold my bags and directed me to a gift and consignment store near by called Goat Feathers Emporium. With a name like that, I had to go investigate and was not disappointed. Lots of antiques, crafts, candles and the like to wander through. Some of the vendors were very creative in setting up their space. Once was like an old time general store with everything displayed behind the merchant's counter.
I have to say that I enjoyed Mama Mia far more than I anticipated. I never cared for Abba music when it was popular and could really see no reason to revisit it now. That said, someone is very clever to take those songs that were really unrelated and weave them into a story. After the show, we were treated to a backstage tour. The Princess' best friend from high school(TPF) works in costuming for the production. How interesting to see all the workings from a different point of view and to know all the work that is going on behind the scenes. And particularly special to see TPF in her work environment, living the career dream she has had since junior high.
As you might guess, I am terribly behind in reading blogs. Sadly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. Company is coming tomorrow and I have much to do yet to prepare. Time to get busy with those things or they will never get done.

26 comments:

Screen Door said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip--- love the Quilt shop treasures.....I bet Harper was glad to see you...

paula, the quilter said...

So that's where you've been! Funny, CarGuy is heading out that way right now. He left this A.M. for the drag races in Vegas. More quilting time for me after the company leaves. Which should be Thurs evening or Friday. Glad you enjoyed your (shopping) trip. You know, don't you, that there is a quilt shop tour of all the Vegas quilt shops? I went on it the last time I was out there.

McIrish Annie said...

Glad you liked the show! I thought it was fun. let me see... hmm.. hoover dam or quilt shop?? that was a no-brainer!!

you don't have to catch up with me cause I haven't done anything quilty since you left! TOO MUCH MARCH MADNESS!

Enjoy your company!

Guðrún said...

I am glad that you had a great time, it must be an adventure to go to Las Vegas.

Marilyn R said...

I too have been to Hoover Dam and would have gladly picked at shopping trip at a quilt store over going to it again! Looks like you found some great fabrics!

Carin said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

Dawn said...

Glad you had fun! I missed you!

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful little trip. We are going to Las Vegas in September for our vacation. I can't wait. Those shops look like a lot of fun too.

Lea said...

Oh, What a fun trip you had! I'd love to take my kids to Hoover Dam!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Sounds like you had a great time on your quick get away. I'm with you on the heights. No thank you sister. Love the fabric you picked up and on sale to boot. Sometimes when you get behind you just have to throw your hands up and say, "if it gets done, it gets done", and then let it go or as I say to my friends "release it". Have a good time with your company.

Hugs - karen

Mar said...

Momma Mia is FUN! I never cared for Abba either, but its so fun to sing along.Looks like you had a great trip!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It sounds as if your trip Libby was a lot of fun....Las Vegas..wow...

Chookyblue...... said...

Mamma Mia...........LOVED it.......went to it in Sydney and it was fantastic......I could have sat there and let it start again...........

Judy said...

I have that tan block fabrics in tan and brown...cool stuff! Sounds likk a fun trip!

Julia said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!! I would of had to go to Hoover Dam and the quilt shop! :) Is that the only quilt shop that you were able to visit?
Glad that you are home safely!

Quilt Memories said...

Hoover Dam or a ROOT CANAL???????????? I'll take a root canal everytime, I DO HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO GO THERE AGAIN... I did not like anything about that place.But you know Hubby loved it and says he wants to go back...Well, let him go, but not me..Have a good week and enjoy your company. J

May Kristin said...

Lovevly fabrics you found!
And Mama Mia, I've seen it twice in London. First with DH and second time we brought the two oldest kids. They loved it! And so did we. But you know as norwegians, we are supposed to like ABBA, since they are from our neighbour-country, Sweden!
Take care!

gwen said...

Musical, stash enhancement, great meal: that sounds like a very nice way to spend time! Take care.

Stina said...

That sounds good to me ..as a swedish girl...that you liked the show...;D I haven´t seen it though...but I really would...maybe I have to travel some more...;D Good of you to find a shop with thoose lovely fabrics...
Take care...

Wendy said...

Going to Las Vegas is always a good time, we've been twice and loved the shows. Next time we'll have to make the trip to Hover Dam and the wonderful shopping near by. Love the fabrics you found.

KCQuilter said...

Your Vegas trip sounds like fun, fun, fun. I've never been but my best friend has been bugging us to go. After reading your recap, now I really want to go!!!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Nice selection of fabrics you got on your trip! Those will go into any quilt I think :O)..

I am thinking the quilt shop was for sure the place to be over the tour of Hoover,,, no offense to Hoover but don't they take you down into the interior of the dam? I do not do closed in spaces of any kind...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Fiddlesticks is a great shop huh? I've been going there for years and always find wayyy toooo much to buy. Merry is very nice too.

Valerie said...

Isn't it funny how we always find a quilt shop? I am just a beginner quilter but I think I have the bug. I enjoyed hearing about your trip. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Chocolate Cat said...

Glad you loved 'Mamma Mia', I was into ABBA all those years ago and I loved the show. The soundtrack is still one of my favorites and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie version.

Karen said...

Mama Mia played here recently. I loved the television ads for it. Couldn't interest my husband in going to see it.

We stopped at a couple antique shops in Boulder City last month. It was pouring rain so we didn't check the city out too much. How could I have missed the quilt shop?