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Pirates and Quilts

I took a little break and went to Tampa to visit with my friend Yvonne and we went to the Gasparilla Pirate Festival this past weekend, there were lots of Buccaneer bead throwing and I caught lots of beads at least 2 pounds worth, and many people were in full pirate gear it was awesome. 

Throwing Beads

Buccaneer Beads Caught
 
Parading Pirates

Another awesome friend Gail also took me by the Tampa Buccaneers Football Stadium and the corporate office to see some more pirate theme items around town, yeah it was pirates weekend and I had a fantastic time.

 

Helmet Design Display



Sew Centers
 
Not to be outdone by pirates, I visited two sewing center while in Tampa, the ladies at the sewing centers Keep Me In Stitches and Bernina Pfaff Sewing Center, loves to sew and there were some lovely quilts, bags, and clothing on display.

This was a great motivation for me because I am completing my first quilt, I was able to pick up some quilting supplies and a quilting book by Julie Herman Skip the Borders.  I even got to view two of quilts below that are in Julie's book on display in the Keep Me In Stitches sew center, it was nice to get a real up close view of the finish quilts.

White Star Quilt on left and Box of Chocolate Quilt on Right

When I visit the Tampa area again I will definitely visit the sewing centers again everyone was so nice and helpful and Tampa sure knows how to throw a Pirate party ARRGH!!

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