It is the last day of Squirrel's Nest Getaway. The weather is better today so I can get some steps in before breakfast. We want to get to Carol's early enough to see what is for sale and get a nice seat. We had to say goodbye to several friends who are on their way back home. Before Stasi left she let me take a photo of her basket. I love how she added the Needleworker design to the top. Her light even fits in this basket.
Today our project is The Eternal Love Stitching Tray:
We have to do basting first. But it isn't too bad. Once you have one side in and the other side started, you can start your stitching. Again Merry tells us about her inspiration for this. Merry writes poetry and this is one of her poems. This kit comes with a box:
There are a couple of smalls too. The scissors case has interesting finishing that Merry explains and demonstrates.
This is a short class that lasts only until noon. Thanks Merry for such great classes!
BFF#2 and I have to decide what to do after class. Our choices are to go the Limberlost museum and maybe a quilt shop on the way home or go another way and hit Waynesville. Several people have been talking about Waynesville and some of the shops there. One has a lot of silk dupioni that is on sale. We opt for Waynesville even though it is a little out of our way. First on the way is a quilt shop. It's in a space formerly occupied by a paint store. It feels a little like a warehouse. But he ladies are nice, the row by row pattern is cute and it is fun to see their fabric.
Then we are off to Waynesville, hoping it isn't a bust.
At first we have a hard time finding the fabric store, Fabric Shack. It really isn't a shack. It has an unbelieveable amount of fabric in a fairly small area. Wow.
I find a piece of fabric that looks like toweling. I can do some redwork embroidery on it.
Then we go to Fabric Shack's home store. That is where the silk dupioni is. Outside of the shop are benches where husbands sit and wait. There are darling fish pillows on the benches. We want to make some of those. So we get some of the fish material. Then we have to climb quite a few stairs to see the silk. We see several people shopping who were in our class. There is a lot of silk to choose from but only one clerk trying to cut it all. It takes a while but we find some great silk.
Now we are hungry. We are still hankering for pizza. There is a local pizza place. Perfect. Man, does that pizza hit the spot! Yum.
Then we need dessert. There is an ice cream place across the street. It has a tables and chairs outside to eat at. Yum. I'm so full I can't eat all my ice cream. It's 4:30 and we still have to drive all the way home. We could spend a whole day in Waynesville, maybe another time.
The drive home is fine as we talk most of the way. That makes the time go fast. We make it home before dark. What a weekend it has been! What fun! Now I have a ton of stuff to stitch. How lucky and I?