We have been so busy sewing, and it’s been such a great day temperature wise, and production wise, that I was shocked when I was informed that it was already 7pm ---
And the little voice in my head says “Did you write your evening blog blast yet??”
I guess that means that things are really good!
So I’m shooting up a few pictures just so you can share in what’s been going on in here.
Mickey, who has been back and forth to North Carolina over the past many years as a quilting educator, had never been to the infamous Mary Jo’s Cloth Store.
When we made plans to bring her up to Quilt Villa after her teaching gig in Concord, NC was done, it just seemed the right sort of southernly-neighborly thing to do to TAKE HER before heading up to the mountains.
Everyone needs to go to Mary Jo's at least once in their life time!
I picked her up at the hotel about 9:30 am and we headed over to Gastonia, about a half hour drive away.
We were ready….we came to shop, and shop we did!
Shameless Selfie as we entered the store!
And don’t worry about Mickey’s luggage being overloaded…I brought her a box! If it fits, it SHIPS! HA!
Cutting and more cutting!
Just who’s fabric choices are THESE do you think? Oh, there is a super secret project brewing! And the colors and yardage requirements will be revealed in just a few months now! Excitement is building!
We filled our baskets with everything we needed, and as we were exiting, I spied this quilt designed by one of my other favorite quilt designer/authors:
Park Bench by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts!
It was fun to be able to take a silly photo with the display and send it off to Julie via instagram – I hope it made her smile, because it sure did me. I love her hex n more ruler and techniques.
Grocery shopping was next on the agenda –and we are not starving by any means. Mickey made sure of that…the woman comes armed with a grocery list and a planned menu that makes the best use of our time and resources so we can spend MORE time doing what we came here to do…SEW!
Grapefruit and watermelon Chobani?? Yes please!
And as Mickey’s shirt says…Life IS Good…very very good!
I’ve got photos of those moments to share in tomorrow morning’s blog post. Right now the sewing machine is calling me.
Oh, and I have one more thing to say….TRUE FRIENDS WILL help you un-sew 120 units when you’ve sewn them in the wrong order and are about to cry. Really. They did.
I am blessed!