As I left the post office yesterday morning, I had a brilliant idea. (It happens rarely, but when it does, watch out world!)
“Call Mona!” I told the familiar voice coming from my car dash board. And with in a few seconds I got a “Well, Hello there!”
“Guess where I am heading?” I said.
“Wanna meet me for lunch, and come for a sew day?”
We met in Wilkesboro at a local Chinese place, enjoyed a yummy lunch while talking quilts and cabins and grandkids and sharing photos, and up the mountain we went.
Isn’t this glorious?!
In the parking lot at the Chinese place!
Happy Forsythia in my yard!
I am so happy to be up here while things are blooming one more time. Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year up here. My world is a bouquet of white bradford pears, dogwoods, tulip trees, redbuds and forsythia.
WE ARE SEWING!
I was also told that Mona had packed an overnight bag and we were doing a sewing sleepover. PERFECT!
Sewing the last seam!
Pose for it, girlfriend!
Wahoooo!! Her String X top is together!
Isn’t this fun?
String X was one of the first free patterns on the blog when I started blogging in 2005. 12 years later, it’s still a favorite! We discussed border possibilities, as this is for the guest room at Mona’s new place. We are thinking chocolate brown inner border, followed by a 5” cut string pieced outer border.
“YES! More strings – get sewing, there is a full bucket to be sewn down!”
Border in progress. Sew, Mona Sew!
My stack of Straits of Mackinac blocks!
Somewhere I lost 5 centers. I’m 5 centers short. I have a feeling they are at home near the machine, so I have stopped here and have moved on to sashing units.
Oh my heck! Too stinking cute!
Yes, I know there is to be packing happening here, and Mona heads home this evening, so my thought is that packing can start in earnest tomorrow.
China is to be packed first. My thought is to use all the hand towels, wash cloths, hot-pads and even fat quarters to separate and cushion Great Grannie’s china for transporting to the new place.
The sewing nook can also be packed up and made ready to transport.
Treadle machines can have their machine heads removed and wrapped for moving as well. As I’m typing this post, I’m making a note to bring up my bin of batting ends on the next visit also for wrapping and cushioning and making ready.
Breakfast is to follow as soon as this posts.
Chicken Taco soup was started last night from a left over rotisserie chicken. This morning before Mona awoke I skimmed the fat off of the refrigerated broth, diced and sliced veggies, added them to the pot with spices, and it will be ready for lunch.
TODAY – WE SEW!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
How you handle any given situation sets an example for others to follow. Even bad examples teach lessons.
Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone!