Last Thursday I went to stay for a long weekend with my friend in the D.C. area, and my husband surprised me by flying up on Saturday. We did lots of sightseeing and shopping, and on Saturday had lunch with three other women from our high school class who live in the area. There are about half a dozen women, and they get together regularly to touch base; this is about the third time I've been able to join them. It's a strange thing that although these were not my best friends in high school, there is a real bond in coming from the same roots, and the get together is always enjoyable. Here we are, a Virginia state official, a NSF administrator, a former youth minister writing children books, and two retired teachers.
Sunday Jean, Don, my husband and I drove to Barboursville Vineyards in the scenic Virginia countryside for a wonderful tasting and Italian lunch. Although we look a bit strange here, the tasting had just begun.
A bit of scenery (the horses are a must for proper atmosphere in this part of the state):
Yesterday I was able to finish the top of the baby quilt I started with the alphabet panel a few weeks ago. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. In theory, I thought that color combination would work, but as I worked on it, I had a few doubts. I'm going to have to put it aside until we come back from Europe in a month, but it's good to have some progress.