It was such a delight to get dressed to see friends yesterday! Getting to put on a pair of cute shoes and spring clothes, get some takeout and have a meal outside was such a lift to the spirit. I had to wear a spring hat too. Three of my friends and I got takeout food and met at a local winery to enjoy some fresh air and chat time. They do not have a restaurant, only a small tasting room, but they were happy to have us come by and have our meal on their outdoor tables, have a glass of wine with our lunch and shop in the store. The Saint Paul Mountain Winery is east of Hendersonville, out where there are lots of apple orchards.
The apple trees are lush and green, and loaded with apples.
I’m not sure if these are Jonagolds or Honey Crisp, but they are well on their way to ripening. Our county is a big producer of many varieties of apples.
So, we all came in our own cars, wearing our masks to get settled. Then we sat far enough apart for safety, and had our lunches, chatting nonstop for 2 hours.
We all got food from my favorite place, Champa. Here’s mine, a wonderful Perfect Roll with fresh mango on top, and an Alaska roll.
The other sushi lover in our group got a Sweetheart Roll, with tuna and avocado. The other ladies had vegetable tempura and a chicken dish with rice.
Then it was time for show and tell. By now there was one other table with two ladies enjoying a glass of wine, and they enjoyed our show as much as we did. This is a Quilt of Valor with fussy cut hearts in the center of each star, and a wavy border or red, white and blue. She calls it her Pepsi quilt for that border.
Next, a completed top for QOV, to be quilted and given away when we can begin doing presentations again.
I brought my Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt. I am almost done with binding it. The Row Along was postponed to June 29, so you still have time to get the book, Jolly Bar Book Vol 2 for the block patterns, and a Jolly Bar (or use up your stash), and join in. A Jolly Bar is a precut of 5×10 inches, essentially half of a layer cake. I used the Harper’s Garden Jolly Bar to do this quilt, with the solid color Porcelain in Bella Solids.
The Jolly Bar Book Vol 2 is available at FQS, and you still have time to get one and quilt along. Isn’t this cute, the book is the same size as a Jolly Bar.
Anyway, after our lunch and chat time, I took a stroll to see the vineyards. The vines are just turning green, and these appear to be young ones.
Lovely view with pretty roses at the edge.
As I was leaving, I noticed I wasn’t the only one putting the top down this day. The weather was perfect, a sunny day with puffy clouds here and there, not too hot, not too humid, just enough of a gentle breeze to make our time pleasant. I really needed this, and I was happy we could find a day and time that worked.
Are you venturing out to see friends in a safe way?
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