We had a fantastic time last Friday. I can't believe we did all the stuff we did in just one day. We started off early in search of the Heidelberg Haus Cafe. We found it and waited patiently at the door as we were just a bit early.
So after breakfast we went on to see my friend Janet Brandt. I visited her last year and had a fantastic time. I couldn't wait for my friend to see her incredible creativeness. I brought along my flat top casket and my Amy Mitten Casket Keepsakes to show her. It was so fun to show them to someone who can appreciate them. She didn't think the wrinkles in the marbled paper on my casket even showed! So maybe it isn't so bad after all. My friend and I were awed at her stitched mantle piece. It was incredible.
janetbrandt.com) This is my favorite quilt of hers. Fantastic.
Wow. Our day would be complete after going to Janet's but there is more to come. We have to be at Twigs by 1:30 for tea with others from the retreat. So we find Twigs without too much trouble with an app and a GPS. But it is deluging and we are early. So we sit in the car and watch some fancy dressed women go inside. I hope we aren't too under dressed. We figure they are going to a shower of some sort. When to rain abates a bit we go inside to a very interesting shop and tea room.
They have some really delicious iced tea. It is called Paris tea and it a vanilla caramel flavor. We meet up with some women we know that are going to the retreat. We have a table for four. They bring us a lovely three tiered plate. Savories are on the bottom, scones and clotted cream in the middle and desserts on the top.
You would think our day would be done. You would be wrong. Our next stop is Acorn Farm. It is out in the boonies. We are thinking our GPS has taken us to the wrong place but we finally find it. It is the most charming place down a two lane road. There are many interesting and nifty things to buy. I get Claire a set of tops that I think she will enjoy. My friend buys a felted birdhouse that is just the cutest thing. It is a fun place to shop.
So now we are done? Nope. We find that some friends have arrived in town. Stacy Nash's Studio is open today and we decide to meet up with our friends there. So we drive out to Fortsville. It is raining hard again. We find Stacy's and wait for the rain to slow down before making our way to the Studio. Our friends are already there.
What a day! We drive back to our hotels. We are totally pooped but what a fantastic day it has been.