Sunday, April 08, 2018

Adventuring in Virginia, Part One

 We had scheduled a weekend visit to Midlothian to visit Tom and his family, and decided to add another day to the trip. 

We arrived in Leesburg, Virginia, just in time for lunch. What a charming town it is! We didn't have a lot of extra time, so we didn't walk around or poke into the shops, but the clerk at the Law Library (where we stopped in search of a restroom) directed us to Lightfoot Restaurant, an absolutely beautiful place!

 The restaurant initially had been a bank, built back in 1865, with gorgeous woodwork everywhere. I enjoyed the French style posters all over. 

We each had the same lunch, aptly called Everybody's Favorite Salad: mixed baby greens with pieces of warm chicken, pear, raspberry, roasted almonds, balsamic drizzle over raspberry vinaigrette dressing, and a bit of brie and piece of French bread on the side. Heavenly!

 And then, we were off to our destination! Some months back, my friend Margaret drew my attention to a place called Finch, a knitting and quilting establishment. It seemed that someone had blasted Finch on Facebook, threatening to blacklist the owner because of her liberal political leanings. And it seems that the leader told her to blacklist to her heart's content! Margaret thought this was the sort of place we should patronize and I wasted no time placing an order and putting Finch on my List for Someday.

It turned out that Finch was every bit as charming as I had anticipated. I picked up a Rifle Paper Company layer cake and a stack of assorted fat quarters. It is a small shop, but it stocks so much more than the usual Moda offerings that one finds everywhere else. 

I would so like to return to Leesburg to stay a day or two and visit the other shops and walk around to see the lovely buildings, and, of course, shop at Finch. We just didn't have time this visit because we had a hotel reservation a couple of hours down the road in Harrisonburg, and that is where we went next.




2 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Off to check out Finch online - glad you had a good visit (and that salad DOES sound delicious).

Barbara Anne said...

I'm going to check out Leesburg as it cannot be too far away!

We're right next to Midlothian, so perhaps when you're in town next we can meet at Crab Louie's which is in the same meandering parking lot as Quilter's Corner, my LQS?!

Perhaps?

Hugs!