Tomorrow afternoon, I'll be here for the second time. Last year, shortly before we went to Chestertown, someone from the Quilting 4 Pleasure Blog Ring (I'm so sorry I can't remember who it was!) had posted a brief review of the L'il Country Shoppe in Middletown, Delaware, on her blog. We were ahead of schedule on our drive down to Chestertown, and I persuaded Joe that he looked tired and needed a "quilt shop nap" so he'd be fresh and ready to roll when we arrived. I have such a nice husband! He pulled into the parking lot, let me out, and started his snooze.
I loved the shop and am eager to return to it. They have a lot of wool and brushed fabrics and penny rug patterns and primitive things. Just the kind of thing that I love to work on. But here's what's funny: These primitive things do not belong in my house which is partly Arts and Crafts and partly contemporary. Definitely not country or primitive. So I make these wonderful primitive things and give them away because, I suppose, I'm a journey rather than a destination kind of person. Does that make sense? Anyone else out there like that?
So, anyway, October -- which has not been a good month for me on several fronts -- is gone and November is here. And it is starting off just fine, thank you. Tomorrow we head out to Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown for the fourth consecutive year. I just learned that there is going to be a quilt show in town on Saturday, too! What could be better than a fall weekend in a beautiful small town with good friends, sailing on tall ships, and a quilt show? Ah, November -- bring it on!