Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting another online friend in person. I first "met" Vera through Peggy Lee's blog and although Vera doesn't have a blog, she and I have been exchanging emails and she has been commenting on my blog for the past few months. She had let me know she would be coming to NC this week on business and staying with a friend for the weekend. We made plans to meet and do a little fabric shopping and have lunch.
I had the best time with Vera and her friend Leslie and Leslie's friend Marilyn. It was like we had all known each other for quite some time. We went to a couple of fabric warehouses that sold mostly upholstery and drapery fabric and trims. I have never seen so many fabrics under one roof! Although I don't do anything with upholstery fabric I had a blast looking around and listening to the other three planning and choosing fabrics for their projects. I did manage to find a few cottons - these were $1.00 each and with the exception of the blue toile they are all at least a yard of fabric.
You know I couldn't resist the birds and I am a real sucker for gingham checks. The brown print is a Ralph Lauren Home fabric that I think will make a nice tote bag for the fall. I spent a whopping $4.00 but the fun time I had with these ladies was priceless. We had lunch at a wonderful little diner and the Gyro I had was delicious.
And doncha know we came bearing gifts. :o) Sweet Vera gave me this wonderful Orange Spice Soap, a notebook full of sticky notes, and this wonderful spa cloth that she made. Do you see the flying geese pattern? There was a bar of dark chocolate but it didn't last long enough for a picture. :o)
Thank you so much Vera, Leslie, and Marilyn for making a ho hum Saturday spectacular! I am looking forward to the next time we can all get together for another excursion. :o)
I have been puttering around in the sewing room today putting together some things for my Valentine giveaway. Hopefully I will have pictures to show tomorrow. I hope you all have a fabulous week!