Monday, March 31, 2014


We all need friends.  It is the way we were made.  There are many different friends in my life that make it rich and meaningful with many different interests and talents.  There are those that make us laugh, those that cry with us, those that are there when you need someone, that go shopping with you or sit and talk for hours, etc.

This weekend I was fortunate enough to spend time away with two very special women.  We drove to Northern Michigan for a weekend get away and stopped at every quilt store along the way.  I believe we stopped at 7 or 8.  What fun to see the variety of styles and shops there are.  Some delighted, some made us feel welcomed, others inspired and a few left us wanting something more but all seemed very happy to take our money and we were very happy with our purchases.

We had two separate rooms so the other two enjoyed early morning talks and relax time in their room and I enjoyed my late night reading and pattern copying that I wanted and needed to get done.  It worked out great.  Each of us like many of the same kinds of quilts and quilting and each of us get excited over very different things.  I was working on a modern style quilt, one was working on a Jo Morton project and the other worked on an embroidery project and we were all able to help each other out as needed.  Great camaraderie and conversation which also included another round of shop hopping in the area so our total rose to 11 shops by then and  added two more on the way home.  I really don't think I need to go to another store for a long while.

May you think of your friends fondly today and that you find time to spend together as often as possible because we all do need friends.


Where we stayed

A future project I bought fabrics for

The project I was working on.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun weekend! Even in the snow :-) Can't wait to see the project you were working on. Will you be bringing it to the CA summer retreat?