Does life get much better than a day out with friends?
Last week my knitting buddies and I drove to
Knoxville, Tennessee to visit another friend
who now lives there.
Carolyn, wearing a cranberry vest she knitted herself,
hosted us for lunch.
Carolyn was at one time a partner in the yarn shop
I used to own with her and Anne (to the left of Carolyn).
She is the woman I aspire to be.
Carolyn is a designer, knitter extraordinaire,
and one of the most "graceful under pressure"
women I have ever known.
When we were in business together,
she used to amaze me with her boundless energy.
In fact, when I felt overwhelmed with the projects, deadlines
and work I needed to do, I would ask myself,
"What would Carolyn do?"
The answer to myself was always,
"Keep on working."
Just the motto I needed to do one
more hour of work for the day.
Did I mention she sets a gorgeous table...
...and serves a tasty meal? Yumm...
Carolyn had just completed some extensive
redecorating of her home.
One of the things she was anxious to show us was
this quilt she now has hanging in her bedroom.
The quilt is extra special because it was made
by another member of our group, Ann,
who was not able to be with us for the day.
Carolyn had purchased this quilt at one of
our past holiday shows.
As if the day wasn't lovely enough,
we visited one of Carolyn's local yarn shops
And, although every one of us has enough
yarn in our stash to open our own shop,
we all managed to find something to buy.
These two balls will go into some
pretty FUSION Yarn
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