Last week after two years I finally had the opportunity to attend the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California. My guild provides a bus for the event and I joined 35 other ladies for the day. Lots of wonderful quilts shown and great vendors as well. I took lots of pictures for inspiration. I had my list of things to look for and managed to find and purchase all of them.I finished my daughter's birthday gift this past week. That and a gift certificate for Chico's to go with it; now we are all ready for them to come for a few days this week to celebrate in person.I finished the center portion of my Alex Anderson paper pieced project. I am a bit behind now with four Kaleidoscope blocks and four New York Beauty blocks to work on. I may be behind on the paper pieced project, but I have finally finished my bird quilt. It has sat for a good year ready for quilting. I finally managed to get that done and got it bound this past week.