Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Debbie and Dawn's Quilting Adventures...

Sometimes I think we should write a book....  My girlfriend Dawn and I have had some pretty funny experiences and unique quilting adventures over the years.  Since we no longer live close to each other we don't get to see each other nearly as much as we would like to.. so it takes some planning when we do get together.  We decided to meet at a quilt shop about half way between our homes yesterday.  We met at Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley, PA owned by Gail Kessler.  Gail is a designer for Andover fabrics.  It is a beautiful shop (sorry I didn't take any photos) housed in a historic brick building which was a hotel and stagecoach stop in the 1800's.  Lots of character and lots great fabrics. When we went upstairs to the second floor (and the sale fabrics!) we found Gail at her computer... and a brood of young chickens in a large refrigerator box on the floor.  Not something you find in your typical quilt shop!!  This group of young chicks were just about ready to fly to coop... or the upstairs classroom in this case!

After our shopping excursion, we decided to find a place for lunch.  We happened to find a roadside diner, The Creekside Diner, and with not a lot of choices in the area, we decided to go in try it.  When we walked into the modest one story building... this is what we saw.
The bovine decor was everywhere!  Unfortunately this dining room was closed at the time, so we made our way to the diner side of the restaurant. 
This gal was the centerpiece of the dining room.  She is full sized!!
As we sat down in the booth, I looked to my right and saw this rather interesting stool at the counter.  It was interesting not only because of the seat... but also the wheels.  Hmmmmm.. LOL
But the food was very good and the place was clean!!  So we had a very enjoyable lunch, even if the seat covers were also made out of the plastic cowhide that you see on the tables!
We had some show-n-tell before we both headed back home.  Here are Dawn's rows of Sweet Hearts.
This adorable little quilt top is from a pattern I bought for her a couple of years ago.  She is doing a great job - I love all the yo-yo's !!!

Some more work in progress that she brought with her.   
And finally a piece made of 1/2 inch hexagons.  Yikes!  It is done with English Paper Piecing.  This is what happens when you do Show-N-Tell in a parking lot!  

All in all it was a great day spent with a quilting friend.  I know many of you must have similar quilting adventures with your quilting friends on the road!  It's always fun when quilters get together!

Happy Stitching!


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