My fond memories from childhood was having lunch at Harvey's in down town Nashville. It was a wonderful experience to eat lunch there. It was also THE place to go see Santa. There was a real working merry go round to ride and the carousel horses were a part of the Harvey's logo. They flanked the escalator (the first ones in Nashville). The link above will take you to a great PBS video of old downtown Nashville during it's prime and there is a section telling about Harvey's. Just the idea of ladies putting on their best dress and hat and gloves to go to lunch is such a beautiful memory. Us little girls wore our best too. It was a big adventure to go to Harveys.
This quilt was a "slightly planned" improv quilt.
The kind I love to make. Not quite sure yet what the back will be.
A trip up to my stash will be a hunt for the just so perfect fabric.
Then to the fun part of quilting.
The quilt top was made with Moda Comma Charm Pack
and some Moda Grunge Grey
Today Paula and I went to the bead show. For those of you that have never been it's kind of like a quilt show without the gallery of finished quilts. There are classes and lots of vendors who sell anything to do with beading. I saw a new tool that has gone on my Amazon wish list and did shamefully blow my budget and got the lovelies in the pic above. The vendor I picked up all the metal objects from is one of my favorites and I always visit her booth. I could spend tons of money their but did my best to keep control of myself and my plastic. Paula is no help encouraging me to buy things I am just drooling over. She picked up a bracelet mandrel herself that she has been wanting for a long time, to make bracelets from old silver flatware. So we both left happy even thou we were a bit poorer.
Now it's time to enjoy a quiet night at home with hubby and relax.