So much has happened since I returned from market. I had found out in January my position at work was being eliminated - not really sure how to take that still but any how. My last day was February 28th - or was supposed to be. I already had a trip planned to Williamsburg when I found out and just hadn't asked for the day off. So my last official day ended up being a vacation day.
Off to Williamsburg I went to enjoy the stitching retreat Jeannine Koontz hosts two times a year. We stayed at Ft. Magruder Inn. I really don't believe I accomplished much stitching, but it was so good to get away. I spent some time at High Cotton - first time I had a chance to visit the store and when I walked in I felt like I could just move in. I love hand embroidered linens, silver and antiques what more do you need except the tea cups or in my case coffee cups filled to the brim. I found some wonderful items to add to my collection.
On Saturday we found out a Quilt Show was going on just down the street at the Hampton Roads Colisieum. I could have spent the rest of the weekend walking thru the vendors. I haven't tried my hand at quilting - my mother is the quilter and she hand quilts - no machine quilting for her. However, I love, love, love fabric I will buy it just because I love it. In many cases I have no intent for the fabric I just loved it. We did enjoy walking thru the quilts on exhibit. Here are a few photos of the exquisite work we enjoyed.
|This piece was made up of what appeared to be a variety of scrap fabrics|
brought together to make a Singer Sewing Machine
|Baltimore Album style quilt|
Saturday evening we made our way to the bar to have dinner and as I was sitting there people in costumes kept walking by - their attire was amazing. At first I thought maybe someone was getting married and they wanted everyone to dress in Colonial Williamsburg attire. One of the ladies in our group asked where they were going and why they were dressed up. They were invited to George Washington's Ball and we were told we could stop by for the festivities.