My husbands birthday is during horse racing season and these past few years we've tried to go for his birthday. It's fun and the horses are absolutely beautiful! The weather was perfect the weekend after his birthday so we made our plans. He actually had to attend a conference for a half a day in Hot Springs on a Friday. I took off work, and rode to Hot Springs with him. While he attended the conference, I kept busy by visiting a quilt shop and an antique shop. We got to Hot Springs at 8:00am and I had until noon to shop. The races start at 1:30pm.
I visited Cathy's Quiltin' Square. Of course it was a lovely shop with the sweetest lady that worked there.
Gorgeous! We spoke about the fabrics in the quilt. There were some feed sack fabrics and we suspected garment fabrics as well. I enjoyed talking with her.
This is the quilt design in the center of the wedding ring block. The top was machine stitched and hand quilted.
Next I stopped at an antique store not far from where my husband was attending the conference. It was huge with lots of booths.
I took photos of some quilts that were there. This butterfly quilt was so cute. It was all cotton except for the background teal-ish color blocks of the butterflies; that fabric was polyester.
I found a couple of signature or friendship quilts. I took a close up of the embroidery; sew pretty.
A Dresden Plate block with signatures in each wedge. Sew cool!
I hadn't seen this type of iron before. Is it a steam iron? But there were no holes in the bottom for the steam to escape, only those notches on the sides.
I left the antique shop and picked up my husband from the conference. We drove to the race track and had lunch there.
Lunch at Silks. I ate their signature corned beef sandwich and my husband ordered the hamburger.
We probably took about 5 or 7 selfies before we decided on one we liked! :-)
These guys on the tractors probably don't get the respect they deserve so I took a picture of them. After each race they are out there grating the track.
It was one of those priceless days of shopping, great weather, great day at the races and spending time with my husband.
Have a blessed day!