Friday, February 04, 2011

Sew Much Fun Blog Buddies

On Thursday, I was able to take a day off work to meet with a couple of cyber friends. One lives in visiting distance but the other is far away. She lives in Delaware to be exact. The one in "visiting distance" isn't really that close.  With traffic I figure she is about two and a half to three hours away.
We arranged a meeting time and place that worked out well.   Since I was meeting two ladies who are well known in the quilt blogging world I was very excited.  Little did I know just how much fun I would have.
You see, these two ladies are Pat from Delaware and Pat Wys.  When we got together it was like meeting up with two siblings that live out of town. We just had a great time talking, eating, shopping, and riding around all over the Atlanta area.  We visited three quilt shops --yes only three due to time constraints and Atlanta traffic.  The first shop we visited was "A Scarlet Thread"  in McDonough. (yes, all these are "greater Atlanta" or as Pat W. said "The ATL")   It was in this shop that I found the next border for my convergence quilt. (Wait till you see the POP it makes. mmmmm delicious!)  While we were there a class was in the classroom and when Pat showed up the instructor asked her to demo the right way to cut fabric.  Honey, that Pat Wys is a born teacher.  I snapped a picture --did you expect less????

Notice that her left hand is securing the ruler but is safely away from the blade area?  She did a great job.

Then we wondered on to lunch.   Since Pat from Delaware had never had proper Southern barbeque, Pat W. decided we would go to Williamson Brothers BBQ.  Good choice.  I enjoyed the BBQ sandwich and the coleslaw I got. Pat enjoyed hers too, I believe. 
Then we went across the street to Little Quilts in Roswell GA.  That is where this picture was taken.
Pat from Delaware,  Pat Wys and ME!
Three Wild Quilters
(yes I am using the pic Pat put on her blog)

This shop was interesting. They had some amazing quilts on the walls.  I found some Batiks on clearance so I got a couple of yards.
Then our final stop was Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA. They have an entire room of clearance fabrics.  I restrained myself, but I did get a yard of a rich red batik and one yard each of two Laurel Burch fabrics. 

Now all the time we were riding around to these shops and back to our meeting point, we talked and talked. There are things we talked about that I just can't tell.  Pat might come after me (ha! and I ain't sayin' which Pat!)  

Pat Wys and I taught Pat from Delaware a few things about being Southern.  She can now say "I am fixin' to...." meaning "I am about to (do something)"  She can also say "Bless her heart" or "She ain't right" meaning that the she in question is either crazy or made a major faux pas!

When I was about halfway home the rain started freezing on my windshield wipers.  But the roads stayed clear and I made it home safely.  And just so you know, I was gone from 7 a.m. (central time) until 5:30p.m. (central time) but it did not SEEM like a long day at all.

Did I mention that chocolate was eaten?  Did I even need to mention it?

My next post should have pictures of my fabric purchases.


Gari in AL said...

Wow, it really sounds like ya'll had a great time. Lucky you!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I look forward to seeing all of your purchases!

Jackie's Stitches said...

I have been to Little Quilts and love it. I'll have to make sure I visit the other two shops one day when I'm back in Atlanta and have time (which probably means a non-business trip).

I see Pat had to put her shorts away....truthfully, the sun hasn't shined since the day she left Florida.

Cyndi said...

What a fabulous time y'all had, Gene! It's so good to get out once in a while and have a totally fun day! And I've been married to a Northerner for 22 years and he still doesn't get when I say "I'm fixin' to....." ! Ya just can't take the Southern out of the girl! :o)



Tangos Treasures said...

I'm so glad y'all had a great time!!

Pat said...

We had a super time. Sad to say that I'm fixin to head home tomorrow. *sigh* Gene is right that we felt like old friends. When Pat W introduced us to her buddies in the quilt shops, they were shocked that we had just met. We really hit it off well and we were 3 amigos right from the start (or was that 3 stooges??? LOL)

Kaye said...

How I envy you 3, its sounds like a wonderful day was had by all. One of these days we will meet

Bunny said...

Sure sounds like you had a wonderful time. Nice to meet cyber friends.

John'aLee said...

Awwww...sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love meeting my bloggie friends on the road!

Melinda said...

I wish I had known you were in town. I work at Tiny Stitches and would have made sure to be there to meet you.

Unknown said...

she totally just used "fixin to" bless her in laws from california think "bless her heart" is a mean saying, they think we're saying we're feeling sorry for that person..then again, in some cases we are. Bless their hearts.

Greg said...

I'm fixin' to say sounds like ya'll had a great time... Bless ya'lls hearts!

Barb said...

How fun to meet both Pats.....I just know all of you had a great time. Isn't it amazing that the quilters you connect with online are just as wonderful in person....

Melissa ;-) said...

What a great time it looks like you had!! Good for you! Too bad the weather is so whacky!