Saturday, October 15, 2011

A fun, fun day!

Today was a very fun day.  I'm a member of the Arkansas Quilters Guild and each December we have a member auction where a few members of the guild will offer themselves for auction so that the highest bidder gets to spend the day with them in their studio, have lunch, etc.  One of those members who was auctioned was Jim Gatling and he had a twist to his offer - whoever won him could bring 11 of their friends as well!  Geannine won that bid and she asked if I'd like to come along as one of the lucky dozen.  Wow, didn't take me long to reply back with an enormous YES!!!  So today was spent at Jim's house, touring his fascinating home, enjoying a delicious lunch, and then spending the afternoon sitting and sewing with him and good friends.  It was a perfect day.  Thanks Geannine for asking me to join y'all, and thank you Jim for opening your home to us today.  It was wonderful!!!!  :)
(Jim Gatling, one of the most creative and interesting persons that I have ever met!)

And after spending the day at Jim's, our carload of folks decided to make a stop through a local quilting store, The Stitchin' Post, on the way home.  We arrived a little after 4:00, which was after their 4:00 closing time (we thought it was 5:00!), but they let us come in anyway.  Nice folks!  I bought 8+ yards of Blackbird Designs' "Garden Party" line (the grays) that were on sale for 50% off.  Love a good sale!!  Melissa bought an applique book, Leah bought a pattern, and Donna bought some Sulky threads for the hibiscus flower quilting on a top she's working on. Great way to end a day!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great day :-) Spending time in a quilter's studio, getting a private tour, and then shopping for quilt supplies - wonderful!