Wednesday, February 9, 2011

getting back in the groove

 A week ago we were enjoying the warm sunny days of Florida. Now we are back to the 30 degree weather. The first picture shows family members eating at Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda. The second shows a beach in Englewood. The temperature was in the 70s and 80s every day we were there. The time just went too fast!

 But I did hear some good news this morning. A "heavy duty" quilter lives in the villa community where we are buying. I spent a long time talking to the community manager by phone this morning and she really filled me in. We can't wait now to go back. The inspection is this afternoon so keep your fingers crossed. As soon as that is done, we will schedule the closing.

While I was in FL I found the tray I was looking for that goes on my Ott light. The Joanne's here in DE didn't have any but the one in Port Charlotte did. The ladies in the store were really nice. There weren't any of the trays left on the shelf but one of the ladies dug around and found one for me. I do like it but I am glad I was able to buy it at 50% off.

I also visited Quilts N More quilt shop in
port Charlotte while we were in FL. I didn't have alot of time to spend there but I did pick up a few fat quarters and a pattern. This shop is only about 3 miles from where we are buying. It is a cute little shop which also sells Janome machines.  I got one of their frequent buyer's cards and I am sure I will be visiting them again~

It didn't take me long to get back to my favorite local quilt shop, Serendipity, after I got home. My quilting buddy, Pat, and I made a trip yesterday. I picked up some new fabrics (spent more than I should have) and had a great time talking to the owner, Kathy, about the progress of her new shop building. The new shop is going to be great - more room and more classroom space. 
 I am working on a smaller version of my Easter Bunny table runner. I hope to get it quilted today so that it will be ready to show soon. This version will be 36" long. The earlier version was much longer as it was made to fit the table in my entryway.

Happy Quilting


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Great photos! Looks like you had fun and your plans are working out! Enjoy your day! Warm hugs for FL! ♥

Kim D. said...

Looks like you had a great time in FL. Those beach photo's are gorgeous and I hope the inspection goes well. Crossing fingers for you.

Kaye said...

Welcome home! I am sure inspection will go well today. Good Luck

Pat said...

Oh...I love that beach already and can't wait to visit it myself!!! LOL You need to email me to let me know which heavy duty quilter is in that area, okay?

Nanci said...

Beach photos! Nothing like that to make us northerners feel the cold. So you will have a place in Florida, must remember that .

Micki said...

We live right by the sea too, but our sea is wild and wintry looking. Love your pics!

Nancy said...

Lots of creativity awaiting you in FL. Good luck!

ROZ said...

Great pictures, and next time you go shopping, take me with you---