Weekend Recap

By March 14, 2011March 2nd, 202119 Comments

Another weekend that just flew by!  I would like to report that I accomplished a lot this weekend, but that was not the case.  I did manage to get the binding done on the Scrappy Tumbler quilt.  This is cause for the Happy Dance because that means I have completely busted out my first UFO for the year!!  Yippee!!  I think this quilt is going to be a welcome addition to the family.  Well, at least Sarge seems to think so!

Sarge cuddled up while I was sewing on the binding!  I think he likes wool batting too!!  LOL!
Looks nice on the couch…

Even looks nice on my table.  Hmmm, thinking I might need to make another one!! πŸ™‚

My friend Patti treated me to a special dinner last weekend too.  It was my Christmas present.  She treated me to a Mardi Gras themed dinner at Southern Exposure Herb Farm.  Southern Exposure is a beautiful and amazing place to visit.  They do specialty themed dinners, weddings, cooking and decorating workshops and trips.  It’s actually the beautiful setting for all of Edyta Sitar’s books.   As I mentioned our dinner was a Mardi Gras themed dinner.  It was so much fun and delicious.  I forgot my camera, but Patti, thank goodness remembered her’s.  We were greeted by vallet.  When we walked in we were greeted with a drink called the Hurricane and seated.  Our plates had these fun masks and beads!


Both of us, but our pic is a little blurry.

We sat with four other people at our table.  It was fun to meet new people.  We met a few ladies that were quilters too!!  Southern Exposure is so beautifully decorated in a French Country style.

We ended our evening with the most delicious Bourbon Chocolate Cheesecake!!  All the ladies were also treated to a long stem red rose.

Naughty, but oh so good!  Notice the tablecloth…it’s a quilt!  Looks almost like French General.  We had such a wonderful time.  Thanks Patti!!


  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Looks like you had a great weekend. What fun you had with your friend. Thanks for that link. I'll have to check the place out. I love quilts on a table, don't you?

  • Brandie says:

    Sarge really looks comfy. I think dog like our quilts as much as we love them.
    That dinner looks like great fun. Love the tablecloth.

  • Sue says:

    I love your tumbler quilt on your table. That is really a beauty and congrats for cranking out your first UFO!

    I was wondering where Edyta's quilts are photographed. Thank you for sharing that tidbit. The gardens are what drew me to her books! Such lovely photography.

    Looks like you had a great time there and how nice of your friend to come and treat you:)

  • Donna says:

    Sarge is adorable!
    Your quilt is lovely wherever it is used.
    What a fun time you had … love the pics!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love your tumbler quilt the colors are wonderful! Isn't Southern Exposure just the coolest place? I've always meant to take a class there just to experience the food! Looks like you had a lovely time.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I'm sure Sarge thanks you so much for the cozy quilt. :o) What a special treat with your friend.

  • Yvette says:

    Sarge is such a doll! My dogs love to sit on my quilts when I am sewing the bindings on. Your Tumbler looks fantastic! I am going to have you use wool on the quilt I am sending you. I think it would be great with the flannel's and wool applique's.

  • Michele says:

    That must have been a fun evening! What a unique experience…..we don't have anything like that here. Sarge does look comfortable and happy πŸ™‚ Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  • Cathy says:

    Congrats on finishing your UFO. Looks like you had a good time at the Mardi Gras dinner. Love the masks. Hugs.

  • Patti says:

    It was a blast, we were treated like queens. We will have to try out other specialty dinners. Since we do have such a unique place like that so close, we should go there more often.

  • Sheila says:

    Your quilt looks wonderful on the sofa as well as the table so maybe you do need to make a second one πŸ™‚ Great job. Looks like you and your friends had a terrific time at the Mardi Gras dinner ,looks like fun .

  • Nicole says:

    Sarge puts a smile on my face! What a fun outing the Mardi Gras dinner sounds like it was! Love dinner parties with themes!

  • says:

    Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I am itchin' to do some stitchin'…but stay tuned to see why I am putting it off for a few more weeks.

  • Unknown says:

    Sounds like a good time! I agree that Sarge likes the quilt. πŸ™‚ He looked awfully comfy.

  • Mama Pea says:

    I am just catching up on my blog reading. Sorry I missed this earlier! Looks like you guys had a great time. I would love to go there sometime and check it out. Your quilt is so beautiful. I love how Sarge is curled up in it! Just great. I really want to try a wool batting sometime, so thanks for giving some nice info about it!

  • QuiltSue says:

    Your quilt looks even more wonderful in use that when you showed it before. Your dinner sounds like it was great fun and that cheesecake? Woww.

  • Karen says:

    Sarge just makes my heart sing…I'm not showing this photo to my own sweet pooch- he'll get ideas!
    Your dinner looked wonderful. What a great theme- and the dessert is making my mouth water!

  • Candace says:

    Now Patti is a great friend! Sure looks like you two had a blast! I'm with Sarge on your gorgeous finish, Linda! You'll have a hard time keeping him of the warm and cozy wool!

  • Cheryl says:

    Such a sweet picture of Sarge..and the quilt is Sarge approved!! It's a beauty….and a UFO done–that is cause for a happy dance!! Your evening out looked like so much fun.