In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Practically Perfect Day

Yesterday was an absolutely lovely day.

I drove up to Baby Girl's abode on Friday afternoon after work, then yesterday, we hopped in the car and took off to meet some new stitching friends who are organizing a new sampler guild in the Greensboro, NC area.  Chris of Tot Hill Farm fame had invited me to join them for a tour of Blandwood, an historic house museum in Greensboro, and lunch, and a trip to the Greensboro History Museum.

So we did.

And it was SO  much fun!

Baby Girl had a double major in linguistics and history, so she is always ready for historic properties and museums.  I love old houses and museums. Blandwood was fabulous, an Italianate house built onto a Southern farmhouse--with beautiful Victorian furniture and accessories in the style that would have fit the house (some family pieces, others age-appropriate to the house).  I wish we had had more time to examine some of the furnishings, especially the exquisitely embroidered table linens!

We had lunch with the group and really enjoyed getting to know the people we hadn't met before.  I've yet to meet a group of stitchers that weren't delightful people, and this group is among the most delightful. After lunch, several of us strolled to the history museum and enjoyed meandering around the exhibits.  This is on my list of places to visit again.

Baby Girl and I regretfully left and headed back to her home.  On the way, we decided we may both just have to become members ASAP--the guild meets on Saturdays every other month.  What a good excuse to have a girls' week-end!

Once back, I stitched a few stitches, we decided to go to a movie, we went, we had a late supper, and collapsed into bed.

Then I had to come home. Back to the mountain of laundry.

Dearly Beloved has been playing with the new washing machine. He has figured it out and has done several loads of laundry with it.  Now that he's had that experience, he may not want to ever have it again.  Which means that it is now my turn to read the manual and do a few loads of laundry.  And probably many more . . .

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ann! It was so great to see you and Sara. I think that the field trip was perfect too.
    I will be getting the info out to you and Sara for the rest of this years meetings.