Yesterday I took the ferry across the water to meet a dear friend. We met on our first day of college and our friendship has endured through all the years and all sorts of good times and hard times. Nice to have a friend like that. We can always pick up where the last conversation ended even if it’s been months or sometimes it has been a year or two. She lives about an hour and a half from me so although we share regular email we only get a real visit every few months. Yesterday was the day! She has a niece getting married next summer and that child has asked for a king sized quilt. Now my DF is an accomplished seamstress but in recent years has found knitting to be more her calling. It was with great pleasure that we met at Heirloom Quilts and Fabrics in Poulsbo. With the a bit of time and some help from the sewing experts in the store we picked out some gorgeous batik fabric for the quilt. She has a year to craft this lovely gift and is anxious to get it started. She is going to piece the top and have it professionally quilted. I’m excited to see the end result.
What would a trip to a quilt shop be however if I didn’t make a purchase as well. I certainly need to support the local economy. Actually, I was very restrained and only came home with three pieces of fabric. I was a very good girl! Now I’m anxious to get back to some sewing however. I did manage to get a few blocks sewn yesterday but there will be no more time for several days. For now I will just have to be content to stare at the new additions and dream the dream of projects yet to come.