I've been AWOL (absent with out leave) and am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things around here. I spent 4 days in Virginia visiting a cousin and his family. It was delightful even with 2 rainy days there. The rain didn't stop us from stopping at the Blenheim winery for a tasting or keep us from doing the tour of President James Monroe's Highland property. We celebrated my cousin's birthday at Mission BBQ one evening, and enjoyed Duck Donuts for breakfast the morning I headed to the airport to come home.
My cousin's wife even took me to the only quilt shop in Charlottesville- Cottonwood Quilts. It was a charming shop with very helpful ladies. They had an impressive collection of Civil War reproductions. I'm proud to say that I was pretty conservative with my purchases. I did buy 3 patterns that I just haven't seen anywhere else. It's always fun to see how unique each shop features their samples and workshops.
And finally - the airport in Charlottesville is small and friendly, and makes it easy to wait for your flight by providing a row of rocking chairs in the waiting area. Very comfortable!
So now I'm home - but haven't spent any time at all in my sewing room yet. Need to get my mojo back!