Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Up To No Good

One of my favorite lines from the Harry Potter movies is "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."  I've been on non-blogging status for a week now (not counting the placeholder post about the guild quilt which I finished last night) and perceptive readers have noticed.  Y'all must have imagined that I've been up to no good . . . .

Joe and I returned this evening from a six-day trip down to Brevard, North Carolina, where Tom, Anastasia, and Nate spend the summer with two of them employed by the Brevard Music Festival.  We had a splendid time with them, and heard three lovely concerts.  And spent oodles of time with Nate.

On Saturday, I abandoned Joe and Blackberry to their own devices and took a long-awaited solo drive up to Asheville where at last I met up with Mrs. G and Salem Stitcher, who had driven all the way over from Winston-Salem for the occasion!  I have to confess, friends, that I was a tad nervous.  I've met up with other internet friends and other bloggers on occasion, and most of the time it has been just splendid.  One memorable encounter with another blogger was so disappointing -- in real life, she didn't seem like the same person who did the blogging.  I knew I couldn't bear it if this happened in Asheville.

Not to worry.  Debbie is as vivacious and lovely as you'd imagine, and a right good hugger, too.  And Lisa, well, she's that kind of rock-solid, gentle soul that you would expect her to be.  I loved them both.  Immediately.  We talked like we'd been together just a week or so ago.  We loitered over a terrific lunch at a terrific place and then went off to get into mischief at the Asheville Cotton Company.

My intention had been to let each of them choose a number and a charm pack for my recent give-away.  Oddly, the shop had no charm packs!  So I had them each choose a number and the winners are:






Anonymous Sheryl F. said...I have never Schnibbled.







and
Blogger Louise said...I've never made a Schnibble quilt, but do have a few of Carrie Nelson's "non-schnibble" books. I would like to try one, though. I love anything scrappy.

Today we stopped at Sauder's on the way home and I got the charm packs, so, ladies, if you'll email me your snail mail addresses, they will be in the mail to you by the end of the week!

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

You can't be up to no good with Mrs. Goodneedle! Looks like you had a great time, and yes, we have missed your posts.

Louise said...

Nancy:

Thank you so much for the generous give-away! I emailed you my info.

Louise

Salem Stitcher said...

Over the years of lurking and finally commenting on your blog, I've thought of you as a wonderful and wise woman. In person, you are all that and so much more. Here's looking forward to the next time...

LizA. said...

After reading Mrs. G's report of your adventures I was wondering when we would see your report. It sounds like you guys had a great time--I love it when things turn out better than you expected.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Lovely to see you three girls together! Aren't Debbie and Lisa the best?! They have been the best thing for me since I moved to WS!

Bonnie

Chookyblue...... said...

what fun it is to have a blog meet.........so which on it you????

nice bags too.......

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I miss you already.

Lori said...

The bags look familiar! What a lovely photo and you are looking quite wonderful Nancy!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO very glad the 3 of you had such a wonderful time!

Mrs. G. and I WILL meet up with each other IN REAL LIFE one day ...

Sheryl F. said...

I replied to your email about the charm pack winner. I wasn't sure you received it. Thanks again for a great giveaway.

Tanya said...

Great picture of you all! I recognized Mrs. G. right away! I wonder if I'll ever get to meet you all too...