Thursday, November 01, 2007

November: Bring It On!

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!

12 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Sounds like a wonderful beginning to a wonderful month. I know just what you mean about the journey - sometimes it seems like my whole life is spent on the journey. I think I might like to get to the destination at least once.

Nana's Quilts said...

Let's hear it for journey's. May they never end! (at least not for a long while)

As it isn't clear where this ring is going, have you had a chance to give any thought to "doing" the round robin? Is it still possible? Where? etc. etc.

Shalom. Marne

debijeanm said...

LOL. Yes, definitely a journeywoman. I don't get as far as you do, though. At least you finish things and give them away. I can't count the unframed cross-stitch and unbound quilt tops around here.

tami said...

I would like to generously offer my house as a home to any of your country or primitive projects. I have a 175 year old farm house that just looks gorgeous decked out in primitive and country decor. :cD

Angela said...

Hi neighbor! We are next to each other in the que on Quilting for Fun. I love the pic of the shop your posted. That is soooo me!

Tanya said...

Have a nice time at the quilt show!

Su Bee said...

What a great start to a new month! Wouldn't you love to pull up a quilt and move into that shop? Have fun!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm always journeying and detouring, no destination in sight... oh, my! Sounds like a marvelous weekend.

atet said...

Here's to a much better November (starting with a trip to a quilt shop you love sounds like a good start to me). October was rough for me too this year -- hang in there!

kdmade said...

oh! I want to make a penny rug sometime. My house is a mish-mash of stuff...I have a friend whose theory is if you like it, that's what it has in common with everything else you own so it'll work itself out.

I hope November is better!

Susan said...

I hope you had a marvelous time, and enjoyed beautiful weather for the weekend! I think I'm a bit of both - enjoy the journey and enjoy the product. Though sometimes I'm also sick of both by the end!

Juliann in WA said...

So how was the weekend and what did you buy?