Monday, January 4, 2010

A Visit With an Old Friend

Last Thursday, I visited my friend Julie who I met in 1978 in Mr. Vance's Civics class. We hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since. Even though she lives within 2 hours of where I live, it had been 3 or 4 years since we've seen each other. We went to a yarn shop, a quilt shop, a stitching shop and out to lunch and gabbed every second. Such fun!

The restaurant where we ate is in the same building as the quilt shop. It's an old Coca-Cola building that was built in 1925. The brick walls had quilts on them. The ceiling was wood and was gorgeous. Even a less than friendly waitress did not spoil lunch!
Here's a peek into the part of the building that had the fabric. Loads of fabric!
We also visited an antique store that was nearby that had some gorgeous vintage restored sewing machines but I neglected to get a picture of them. I only got once picture of Julie and it's blurry so I'm not going to post it. She still looks the same and still has her thoughtful but spunky personality. It was fun to spend the day with a good friend, one who understands my hobbies.

One who understands the need to purchase fabric that you don't have a specific purpose for!
Thank you Julie for a fantastic day!

30 comments:

Tammy said...

What a fun day you had. So fun to meet up with old friends, sometimes just 2 hours away is a long way when you work and have a home and a family to care for.

Dee said...

You went to the shop in Trenton didn't you? I used to go to "Sally's" shop when she was in Gainesville. I haven't been to the one in Trenton. How is it?

Marjo said...

Sounds like so much fun and I am sure you can find something :) to do with that beautiful fabric. glad you had fun.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

what a great day you had...love those fabrics.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you had such a great day with an old friend. That building that the restaurant and quilt store are in looks wonderful! So does the quilt store! lol! Too bad about the waitress -- glad she didn't ruin things for you all! Love the fabric stash!! :D

Carol said...

What a fun day with a good friend! The fabrics you bought are gorgeous. I am sure you are going to pick a great use for them! I haven't bought any fabric yet except for a Moda layer cake. I am going to try to have some self control with this newest hobby! lol

Loraine said...

What a fabulous quilt shop! I would love to visit it someday. Thanks for all the pictures.
Thanks for all you wonderful comments on my blog. I will add you to my blog roll.
Look forward to chating again soon.

Nancy said...

What a nice day you had! The shop/restaurant is amazing, and I love the fabrics you bought!

Pat said...

What a great place!!! LOVE the fabrics you bought...and how nice to spend time with a long-time friend!!!

Linda said...

This looks like it was truly great fun. And so special that you could spend the time with a comfortable friend. Unspecified fabric is always necessary! But you forgot to tell us the name of the quilt shop/cafe!

julia said...

Oh what a wonderful day with an old friend! I think it is so great when we can stay in touch with people from our past!!! Your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend.

QuiltSue said...

Sounds like you had a great day.

Annie said...

That looks like a fabulous outing. So cool to have all that fun stuff near each other and get to be with friends too. Great selection of new fabbys.

FayeRaye said...

I am so jealous!! That place looks wonderful...glad you could reconnect with an old friend! Faye

Lee said...

Yummy fabrics! I'm glad that you had a fun day with a good friend.

Carol said...

Nothing like a visit with an old friend, is there, Jackie? And I totally understand your love of fabric--you should have seen the way my mother collected it!!

Connie W said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like a fun day.

dixiesamplar said...

Alright Jackie, the next time I visit Grandma...you and I are meeting for lunch and some shopping!! I am planning a trip for President's Day weekend, so get ready!!! LOL! I love the Trenton shops...

So glad you had such a nice visit with your friend! Until later...

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Micki said...

Sounds like you had a really fun day. I loved the fabric that you got! I am so glad that the two of you hit it off!
Micki

Mylene said...

What a fun day with your friend and lovely fabrics you've bought.

Shelleen said...

what a beautiful building and those fabrics are gorgeous

Julie in the Barn said...

What a great place! Thanks for posting about it. I'm putting it on my "places to go" list for future travels.

Brigitte said...

What a fun day to visit so many craft shops, and being together with an old friend. I love the pictures of that quilt shop that has a restaurant included.

Karyn said...

What an amazing day you had, friends are so very special and old friends make the world go round!
The restaurant is gorgeous and your quilt shop and fabric is unbelievable, great pics, thanks for sharing :)

I can't wait to see what you make with your new treats!

Hugs
Ma

Siobhan said...

I'm glad you had such a fun time, Jackie! Love the new stash!

woolwoman said...

I would love to visit those shops in trenton - maybe in the spring we can do a field trip over that way. AWWWW - so much to do - so little time. Mel

yarnjourney said...

The fabrics are perfect for a Christmas runner. The shop is so cute. Thanks for the photos.

Suzanne said...

What fun! I am so glad that I'm not the only one who purchases fabric 'just because'.

Irene said...

Sounds like you had a fun day and I love your purchases!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful day you had with Julie. And I have never seen a quilting shop like that. How very special, in a 1925 Coca cola building!!! And isn't it just wonderful to have someone who understands why you buy something even though there is no real purpose for it yet (O: