Sunday, April 15, 2007

Weekend in Lancaster (girls only ! ) -- Day #1

My sister , Karen (aka Boop since she was a baby) and I escaped to Lancaster, Pa for a girls only weekend (for the Quilter's Heritage Quilt show and some shopping and a few meals that we didn't have to plan, cook or clean up -- or listen to complaints about!) Since I was late getting there on Saturday (got held up, as usual, swamped under a ton of paperwork for my job -- then had to make a side trip to the office to drop it off -- the story of my life.....) we didn't get in to the quilt show before it closed for the day, but we DID get "down the road a piece" to the town of Intercourse to a really great quilt shop, "The Old Country Store". As you can see, there was a ton of fabric to pick from -- very hard to narrow it down....... and as you can also see, Boop, she was - a pooped! (at this point, she was saying "make up your mind already, the store's gonna be closing in 5 minutes!) . So, I made some quick decisions --- actually just got a yard of each of the bolts I made Boop carry (as she dutifully followed me around the store -- Big sisters still rule !!) and , there I am, (pink sweater and really gross hair) standing in front of the store with a rather large, heavy bag of great loot! Anyhow, with the day's mission accomplished, we finally got out for a really nice dinner at a great restaurant "Olive and Jasmine Asian Bistro" (I think that was the name of it) --- that's a picture of the dessert we shared -- I always judge a restaurant by the dessert, don't you? Anyhow, this dessert was a cappuccino flavored cake around the outside, with a chocolate/ cappuccino ice cream in the middle. All that other different colored stuff (including the "thank you" ) was tropical fruit flavored gel (mango, papaya, etc.) VERY YUMMY !!

Well, I'll post more pictures tomorrow of the quilt show (that is if our electricity doesn't go out from this nor'easter (thank goodness we've only had rain and some wind -- no snow)

Mary Anne (aka Mare)


OldBagNewTricks said...

Fabulous company, a fabulous fabric shop and a fabulous dessert.... is this NOT the best day ever?!? Oh, thank you so much for sharing this with us.


Busy Little Quilter said...

I love Lancaster, although I have never been there during a quilt show. I am going to Paducah this week to the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show and Contest with some friends. I hope to come home with as much stuff as you did!