I'm BAAAACK. The dog shows were a bust with 1 Reserve, 2 seconds and 2 thirds. Chooch was a very easy dog to travel with so I did enjoy the trip. Spent lots of time with good friends and visited 3 awesome quilt shops. I always thought that our Lancaster County quilt shops were great, but these 3 Central NY shops blew me away. If you are ever in the Syracuse NY area you have to visit Calico Gals, Mission Rose Quiltery and Patchwork Plus. They are each a quilter's dream. And yes, I left some $$$ at each one.
I would have a very hard time picking a favorite.