I think I am coming to an end with my Raleigh trip
. On Wednesday I got to meet with my friend
(although we had never met IRL), Debbie, or Mrs Goodneedle if you will from the Strawberry Patch.
She was among one of the first blogs I ever read and we have been fast friends for a long time now.
I was super excited to be able to meet her in person.
She drove for 2 hours to see me and to pick me up for our lunch.
I made her a little paper doll wall hanging/pillow also.
Hers had plaid dresses.
It's interesting that she has decided that I am in the blue/green dress and she is in the blue/purple one.
That was how I planned it too!
I can't believe that 3 hours felt like 5 minutes!
It was awesome!
It felt like we were long lost friends and just picked up where we had left off.
She sees life in a similar way to me.
We have a creative endevor planned for the future too but I will let you wonder about that.
Thanks for a great visit Debbie.
I look forward to visiting you at your home next time and meeting Holly too!
Debbie kindly gifted me some Marcia Derse fabrics too.
I'm not sure what rock I have been living under but these have the look of hand dyed and are just beautiful! I will have to find just the right project for them.
Thank you my friend!
One of the things we talked about was Debbie's favorite quilt shop over my way,
Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill.
So on Thursday when Kelsey and I went shopping I made her take me there.
OMG this place was just amazing!
I had a list of fabric I was looking for and found much of the Tula Pink Nightshade I was after right here!
As well as a little Birds and Bees
In the morning Kelsey and I went to the Raleigh farm market.
What an amazing place!
It is open every day and they have a restaurant!
Where I was educated about the difference between city ham (on the left) and country ham (on the right)
It was fun to walk around here before meeting Debbie for lunch!
While on my shopping trip with Kelsey I managed to score this adorable Hello Kitty lunch box.
What will I do with this?
Why store projects in it of course!
I hope you have enjoyed my trip as much as I have.
Now it is back to reality.
The reality being my hubby had to have eye surgery yesterday.
A vitrectomy and removal of a gigantic floater.
The vitrectomy was where they peeled a membrane of of his retina.
Kinda gross really, and they had to put an air bubble in his eye to smooth out the wrinkles in the retina so he has had to lay face down all day yesterday to keep it pressing on the retina.
Today he just has to keep looking down.
He can't really see out of the eye only see the air bubble.
Apparently the eye will replace the fluid over the next 7-10 days.
Surgery was successful though and he is resting.
Had his post op appointment today and he is progressing as well as he should.
He will be off work for over a month though.
Not really sure how long but long enough for him to pass his flight medical.
I hope I can handle his being here all the time for a month, LOL!