Farmer Bob and I LOVE Waxhaw. We love the shops, the restaurants, the natives and newcomers from all corners of the world. You already know that we love the Waxhaw Farmers Market, too! I also love spending the day in Waxhaw with girlfriends, strolling through the historic railroad town to shop and have lunch and explore the galleries. So, when a long time good friend from Greenville came to spend the day with me Friday, of course we went to Waxhaw. I just had to take a picture of Gail on the railroad bridge. 🙂
Gail is a gifted potter, although she would never say so. I was surprised and so very happy that she brought me one of her beautiful creations. I’m going to use it to hold my tools when I quilt on my Q20, so it will sit right next to it in the sunroom where I can see it every day.
After our lunch and shopping, we came back to the farm for some crafting. The initial motivation for our day together was to make a wreath that I’d seen on the Internet. I’d gathered together all the supplies so we set to work and look what we made!
I learned something new about Gail: her grandfather was a sharecropper who grew cotton! She remembers picking cotton as a youngster. It was fun crafting together and hearing her stories. With my arm still in a cast, I couldn’t have made this wreath without her help.
Gail just sent me this picture of where she hung her wreath in her dining room. I think she made a beautiful wreath, it looks fabulous in her dining room, and I hope it reminds her of our fun day together. 🙂
I hung mine on the front door. I think this is a perfect winter wreath, and I wonder if, in the early spring, little birds will steal bits of cotton for their nests. I bet they do! Then that will give us an excuse to get back together to make a spring wreath!
Friday made me realize that we each should take a break from our busy lives more often to dedicate a day to reconnecting with a delightful friend one-on-one and simply enjoying a day spent having fun together. Thank you for our special day together, Gail!