Time for another weekend wrap-up … an extended one, thanks to the Labor Day weekend.
Friday morning I drove up to Staunton, about 45 minutes from here, to check out a new to me quilt shop. As I pulled up, the sign said Staunton Mini Mall. A mini mall? I have to admit that at that moment, my hopes were dashed … and the displays in the front window didn’t help … they were unimaginative at best. But when we walked inside, it was 180 degrees different!! It was a huge shop with a ton of absolutely gorgeous fabrics! I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was almost sensory overload! And it was all good quality stuff, a lot of Moda and Marcus Fabrics, at reasonable prices. And their selection of extra wide backing fabrics was the largest I’ve seen anywhere! It would rival Hancock’s of Paducah! I will definitely be back … often! I picked up some yardage … a beautiful red and a lovely cream. I’m thinking that they might make a lovely two-color wall quilt for our great room.
It got up to 101 again Friday afternoon. Not a very good day to dine out at a local restaurant called the Back Porch … which is in fact a large covered porch. The fans were going so there was some air moving, but it was WARM. Earlier in the week our friends had invited us to join them … the food was fabulous and the company was, too. But we should have waited until it cools off.
In between the road trip in the morning and dinner out in the evening, I did get a couple more rows sewn onto my storm at sea top … that left 4 more rows to be sewn on. Here’s the progress I’d made by Friday evening.
I got the top completed late Saturday afternoon … and then the REAL fun began: removing the foundation papers. Wow, who knew what a tedious process that is. I thought surely I’d have the papers removed by Sunday evening and that I’d hand quilting by Monday. No such luck.
We decided to play hooky from church Sunday morning … it was nice to have a nice slow start to our day. I got more papers removed … but there are still a lot left to be removed. We spent the evening at DD’s for an early birthday celebration … we had appetizer night (always a favorite) and played games. What fun!
Late Monday morning I was back at DD’s so I could watch the littles while Mama and Daddy had a long-overdue date. It’s been months since they’d been able to get away, just the two of them, and they definitely needed some couple time … and I could always use some T time!
It wasn’t a glamorously exciting weekend, but in my world, it was a fabulous one!
Have a terrific Tuesday!