Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Perfect Day!

After that arctic chill of the Polar Vortex, Friday seemed so mild in temperatures. It was sunny and in the forties in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I was so happy to pop in briefly to the Alton Community Center and share some quilty tales and chocolate with The Sunshine Club!

Pauline and Sue were having a great time in the conference room of the Alton Community Church (which had been the Congregational Meeting House) where we are temporarily housed during renovations on the Community Center's building. It sure was good to see them after all the bad weather had kept us apart!
But I was on a mission to find the new location of the Footprints Quilt Shoppe which is now in East Rochester, New Hampshire, very close to the Maine border.

After a couple of false leads, I found it in the Shoreyville Plaza, a pleasant little strip mall right on Route 202. Not long after I had arrived, my dear friend, Grace, from way over in South Portland, Maine, showed up to meet me, right on time!

The new shoppe has a large classroom downstairs and an upstairs lavatory. We enjoyed seeing all the displays and made-up samples, too.

Grace and I both needed our drool bibs for all the great fabrics, LOL!

The shoppe owner, Kelly Jerome, was so hospitable and friendly as she cut our selections for us.

We noted that Kelly makes a once a week sojourn just next door to the Lucky Find Antiques emporium and has some sweet primitive display pieces to show for it.

So nothing would do but to browse over there too.

No other pictures but we truly enjoyed our lunch at the $6.50 buffet at the Main Moon Chinese Restaurant on 12 Union Street in downtown Rochester, New Hampshire. I feasted on General Tso's Chicken, garlic sauteed green beans, chicken and broccoli, Teriaki chicken skewers, Crab Rangoon, and pork lo mein. Yummmo!! I even brought home two big quart containers of their wonton soup, my favorite. They put 8 or 9 big wontons into each container and they make the soup with zero vegetables in it, just the way I prefer it, LOL!

It was the perfect day! I hope you had some fun, too!

Happy sewing!


Stacey said...

Vic, that quilt shop looks lovely! Enjoy your sunshine.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great day. I'm glad the weather cooperated with you.

Janet O. said...

Hmmm, I wonder if I can make it to that quilt shop on my next visit? : )
Looks like a great day for the two of you to get together--I have fond memories of meeting you both last fall! : )

Feathers in my Nest said...

What a charming quilt shop.....My LQS just renovated, I should go see it sometime soon..The Antique store looked like fun too..Love vintage, Old things, full of history...

J Barham said...

I've been following your blog for several months. Just love it when you and Grace can get together!

I have a question...Have you ever
made pin cushions? I want to make some but I don't know what to put inside them.

Any comments will be appreciated.
Joyce B.

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