14 July, 2011

Lunch, And More!

My husband proposed an out-of-town, out-of-state, day trip to have lunch with an old college buddy and his wife.
"Where?", I asked.
"Wytheville, VA".
"Sure" was my immediate and enthusiastic reply! I know the quilt shop in Wytheville, it's a great place to stop. I was searching for a new applique needle that I had seen reviewed; I wanted to look for those and give them a test stitch. We had a few minutes before our friends arrived, enough time for me to run in to the quilt shop. I need fabric like I need a hole in the head, but when did that ever stop me? As soon as I saw this retro strawberry print I knew it would make the PERFECT backing for my thirty year(+) hand embroidered tablecloth. The red dot will make the bestest binding for it too. Oh, and I did come out of the store with the needles; the only thing that I went in for! I managed to finish the back smocking on Lucy Ann's birthday dress on the way up to Wytheville and whipped down a quilt binding on the way back home. Going out to lunch is always so much fun! We had a terrific time.

Life is Good!

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11 comments:

Pat said...

John James makes excellent needles! That strawberry print alone was worth the trip.

Connie said...

Mrs. G, I know exactly what you mean. We don't NEED to go quilt shops but we HAVE TO, it's in our blood. I love the dot fabric, it's something like I just ordered and am waiting to arrive. I enjoyed reading about your meet-up, what fun! Have a lovely day.
xo

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Lunch and fabric, a classic combination. Much like grilled cheese and tomato soup. Tom and Jerry. Pride and prejudice. Lunch and fabric. All good.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

That fabric is PERFECT!! Can't wait to see that one all quilted up! :)

Angie said...

You were in my neck of the woods. :) It's next to impossible to go into Carol's shop and NOT leave with some fabric. :D Glad you found the needles...I'll be watching for your 'review' of them. :)

Ann Marie said...

Sounds wonderful!

Janet O. said...

That is my kind of "going out to lunch"! : )

LizA. said...

Love the strawberry print--it is definitely you! I'll have to keep an eye out for those needles. I usually only use John James but haven't tried those yet.

Janet said...

I love those impromptu "road trips"!
Especially when a quilt shop is involved!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I love the strawberry fabric! Sounds like a wonderful day!

Carrie P. said...

OH, yes, that fabric is great for your table cloth.