Thursday, May 14, 2009

Visitor!

First, yes I finished my name and will now get a fat envelope in the mail to Tonya! Whoohoo! I know the S is a bit strange but that is part of my lesson - do not work on multiple letters (like and S and an O) at the same time. The natural order of things requires you phone to ring and leaving you staring at a pile of scraps on the cutting board asking yourself "who am I, what are these scraps, and how the heck do they get pieced together?" In the end you have a dog legged S...oh, well.

Got an email yesterday that Bonnie was coming through town on here way to Southern Georgia for a quilt class and did I want to do lunch...like there would be any question about that! So at 11:30 I parked in front of my favorite Indian restaurant, Bombay Central, and read old Quilting Magazines until Bonnie arrived a few minutes later! The food was exceptionally good today...either the company or the fact Sonnie, the owner of the restaurant was working! (Their Vegetable Pakora and curried cabbage are amazing and I ate way too much of it....)
Anyway, after lunch we went to a local antique mall. Bonnie bought a little sewing machine and I got an embroidered table runner. There were several quilts (including a Chinese import that was labeled "nice old quilt" and priced at $125...ya, it was about 10 years old and cost maybe 50 dollars when purchased new at someplace like JC Penny.....) There were a couple that almost tempted like this funky trip around the world (seems to a theme with me lately...like my log cabin phase....)

There were a few too many stains for the price they have on it...it has been there awhile though so maybe I'll make an offer and sew what happens...

17 comments:

Marj said...

How lucky you are to get to be on Bonnie's way to her next destination. Hope you had a nice visit!

Jeanne said...

What a fun lunch that must have been for both of you!

M. Regina said...

Beautiful!the quilt with your name is very pretty.Hugs from Brazil

AnnieO said...

Okay, the dog leg thing is pretty hilarious, but I like that you didn't fix it. The quirkiness seems to suit...:) It would be great fun to have lunch and an antique shop visit with Bonnie. Thanks for letting us do it vicariously.

Darcie said...

What a fun luncheon date for the two of you to share! And antique shopping to boot?! Too fun!

Love your letterS/name! ;-) The colors are great too!

Loris said...

I think we are all jealous :-)
What a fun day. Your lettering is 'personalized' and bright. What could be better!

Clare said...

I thought I could hear laughing and non-stop chatter.

I really can't believe people who sell those "hand sewn" quilts. There is a stall at Brantôme market selling them. Over 200€ each and they are stitched by hand by ladies in Spain or Portugal who get paid a pittance.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

your name is great and your S adds character, which you yourself have in abundance so it's fitting. how much fun, to get together with Bonnie- woohoo. That TAW is fun, I love how it turns to 4-Patches towards the outside.

*karendianne. said...

Well that's the makings for a fully fun day!

Mary said...

How fun!

I love both the TATW and Log Cabin quilts -- how nice to have both tops finished and ready for quilting.

Cheryl said...

What a perfect day. Meeting a friend, lunch and shopping!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like the perfect day...friends, food and quits.

Millie said...

To have lunch with Bonnie...that is awesome. I bet you both had a great time!
Love the block with your name on...it is another project on my to do list.

Dionne said...

I'm sure it must have been a wonderful lunch ~ good food, good company! You are very fortunate! I'm glad you found something nice at the antique mall.
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - I ALWAYS eat to much at good Indian restaurantsQ!

Gypsy Quilter said...

That's a GREAT "S". It has a stairstep, kinda like (stairway or step ladder or stargazing . . .). Okay, I'm a wee bit tired. It's been a long day.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Looks like you girls had a great time.
I like the S with a little different angle. You made it your own.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

sewkalico said...

Sounds like a wonderful girl's day out!