Last Saturday DIL, her Mom, Mimi and I took an outing to a fabric store called The Fabric Garden in Madison Maine. It's about an hour or so from here and well worth the trip. They picked me up about 8 A.M. so that we could get a nice early start. We got onto I-95 and were rolling along at a good clip, talking and laughing when all of a sudden Mimi said we need to turn around as we are going the wrong way! DIL was driving and I was in the back and we BOTH said no, we were going the right way, we were going southbound. Again Mimi said we were going the wrong way we were going northbound and we just chuckled and teased her a bit about her sense of direction.............
She again said we need to get off and go the other way so DIL being the dutiful daughter that she is took the next exit but we still though we were going the right way! Wrong. We were going north. When we got on I-95 we took the first on ramp instead of the second one and were having such a good time we didn't even notice until Mimi, the one we thought was looney tunes, discovered it! Oh my, we got to laughing so hard and feeling rather stupid! We made ourselves feel better though by bringing up the fact that a few of our friends were on an outing and got 40 miles north before they realized they were going the wrong way! We suddenly felt rather superior (chuckle, snort, chuckle!!!) for only going three or four miles in the wrong direction........... :o)
Mimi and DIL.
The Grandmothers, me and Mimi, we love sharing grands together!
We were almost there when DIL said, "I hope it's not too busy today." as it is a small area that's just packed full. We drove in and there was only one car in the parking lot, yippee! We left everything in the car with just our money in our pocket as we didn't want to have anything slow us down. You really need both hands free to buy fabric as you all know.
We hadn't been there 5 minutes when a 15 passenger van pulled up and a group of very excited quilt club ladies began filing in! So much for not being busy.......that's what we get for wanting the whole place to ourselves!
The ladies were so nice and we all had a great time talking and laughing and knowing we needed a traffic light here and there as we did get rather congested at times.
I love the jelly rolls, and found several that I wanted. What a great idea of having the fabric all cut for you and all co-ordinated. Wish I had thought of that concept first.
We all bought loads of fabric, notions, patterns and books. Enough to keep us busy for a while. I can't wait to get started but we leave on Thursday for a convention so it will have to wait.
Quite a few of you asked to see a picture of my redwork quilt. I put it on a double bed as I didn't have any way to hang it but it gives you an idea of what it looks like. I'll also put in a few more pictures of the squares.
Here she is looking out her bedroom window watching the birds.
There always was a nest of swallows in the tree.
Bumblebees in the flowers.
Another one of Smokey Jack running through his pasture.
She always had dogs, this was Misty her German Shepherd.
She loved all things of nature.