I made it to Austin, Texas on Monday evening. The 15+ hours of travel with three plan changes was grueling. I did some serious head bobbing on the flight between Seattle and LA, but other than that I did not sleep.

Alaska Airlines has some fancy new planes.

Maria Shell QuiltCon-SoCoWith gadget power-ups on the back of every seat.

Maria Shell QuiltCon-SoCoYesterday, my roommate Lois Cleal and I ventured out for a day of walking around SoCo also known as South Congress.

There was no doubt we were in Texas proper.

Maria Shell QuiltCon-SoCoThe vegetation was amazing.

Maria Shell QuiltCon-SoCoA sweet–little from the outside huge on the inside–yarn shop. Where I showed complete restraint and did not by a single skein of yarn (for now anyway).

Maria Shell QuiltCon-SoCoGreat signage of all kinds.

An amazing candy store.

A vintage store with many alcoves–all with their own color scheme.

Maria Shell QuiltCon SoCoMaria Shell QuiltCon SoCoIt would not be Texas if there wasn’t some mention of the second amendment–on t-shirts of course.

Maria Shell QuiltCon SoCoMaria Shell QuiltCon SoCoWe ended the day at Hopdoddy’s, a super yummy burger and beer shop. By the time we left, there was a line around the corner.

It was dark when we finally headed back across the Lady Bird Lake River towards our hotel.

Maria Shell QuiltCon SoCoIt was a great way to begin our QuiltCon adventure.

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6 thoughts on “QuiltCon-SoCo

  1. Glad you made it to Austin..fun city!Julie’s daughter,Brenna,lives there.I wanted to get you two together,She is interested in Quilting, but I guess I was too late.Enjoy your posts.Guess you are back home already.S

  2. Hint: sock yarn makes a great souvenir.

  3. Oooh….high tech on the planes. No wonder you got no rest! I love all the signs and the photos inside the shops. That aisle of candy makes me think you will use it as inspiration for another quilt. The colors are so vibrant. Enjoy QuiltCon !

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