Thursday, March 7, 2013

Field Trip

On February 13th my Mom and my Sister and I hatched a plan to go to Patternworks and Keepsake Quilting, and then out for lunch.  Patternworks and Keepsake are just the right distance from my house: close enough for a fun jaunt, far enough for a special outing (and far enough that I am not there twice a week impulsively purchasing things I didn't know I needed).

I ordered some of Patternworks Bretton yarn for a sweater for my daughter, a lovely eggplant she picked out.  We'll be making something with an open front and maybe a rolled collar, suitable for a sophisticated college student.

I am not a shopper.  Until I'm in a fabric store.  I made it out of Keepsake with just a few darling fat quarters, but also with dreams of going back to search out dreamy fabrics for my dresses.  

Surely I will end up there soon for red fabric to go with my latest sweater, named Joan Fuller:

And I know where I'll be next February 13th, and with whom: I am certain this was the perfect way to spend the day.

Oh, and I had a turkey Reuben and bottomless coffee, looking out at our beloved lake. Delish.


craftivore said...

Oh gosh, the vintage prints on those fat quarters are so cute. And Joan Fuller is one sassy dame, I love her.

Mary Lou said...

I forgot that Patternworks was no longer in Poughkeepsie. I thought that was a bit far for a short jaunt! Joan is looking good.