Designer friend, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, and I have enjoyed a wonderful weekend of antique shopping, stitching and chatting (til all hours of the night). We spent Friday exploring quilt shops and antique stores in the Kansas City area with a stop at Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit and treasure hunting in Greenwood just a few miles south. I found a couple of items to repurpose for the booth at market as Pam searched for the perfect bread board for her kitchen island. Saturday was 105 degrees outside, but a refreshing 72 degrees inside my studio as we both stitched on projects at a leisurely pace, enjoying the companionship. Sunday was glorious, sitting on the porch, sipping iced tea in the (finally) cooler temperatures with a gentle breeze.
Pam is in town for our local quilt guild's lecture tonight and is spending the day teaching a class on her favorite quilting techniques. She's fun to spend time with and is especially good at bouncing ideas around. I am always inspired and re-energized since, as designers, we both spend alot of time alone with our own thoughts twisting in our heads. I appreciate a new perspective and constructive criticism from someone whose opinion I value and trust. So, while preparing brunch Sunday morning, she encouraged me to photograph the egg casserole to share since it is one of our favorites from retreats and is a Robert specialty. She, too, is starting a blog (I'll have that link for you soon) so it was the topic of much discussion. Here's a peek at brunch and a pic of Pam. The recipe for the breakfast casserole will be posted in a couple of days. It's a winner for weekend guests since you make it the night before with simple ingredients and little fuss - after all, even Robert can do it (thank you, dear).
As our time together comes to an end, we're making plans to meet somewhere in the middle to refresh our souls once more before the bustle of the holidays sets in. Take the time to nourish your girlfriend relationships - it's more fun than therapy and saves more money for fabric!