Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Marden's Trip

Okay, I thought I could wait until I was back from vacation, but the 'quilt' of not getting this posted sooner is overwhelming! AND, I might start forgetting the fun details, lol.

We had seven this year for the trip, including my husband (one of the relief drivers)... Jane (van owners and Project Linus coordinator, Dee (budding seamstress), Delaney (youthful designer), Hazel (former professional fabric cutter), Kathy (Seamstress extraordinaire), and me (Nancy- Boss that's never in charge). Oh wait! There was eight! "Flat Janet" (who couldn't come, but still manage her way into the van).
Flat Janet, Nancy and Delaney

Delaney and mom (Flat Janet moved over to be with them)

The "Up Front" crew

Deanna and Flat Janet

We headed out at our usual time of 8:30am from church and got up to The Maine Diner before the rush at noon.
Everyone including Flat Janet

Kathy, Hazel, Deanna and Flat Janet

Good, but thin Seafood Chowdah

Jane's Lobstah roll

Only Lee would eat breakfast and beans in Maine

Veggie warps for Dee and Delaney

Stuffed mushrooms for me

Not to bad for seven of us...

Flat Janet rode in the back until she was carsick (kept falling out of the cup holder), then we stuck her in the pocket behind the driver's seat. When we got to the diner, I accidently left her in the car!! One man in line behind us thought I left a child in the car, until he saw me come through with "Janet on a stick"! She even got to look at the menu at the diner.

It was great to see Bonnie (the fabric manager @ Marden's. She is always great fun!! We brought 32 Project Linus quilts and Hazel brought ten to contribute), for which we got close to over 31 yrds of fabric for free (3/4 yd per quilt).

Leighann and Flat Janet

Bonnie the manager and Flat Janet

We thought a wheelchair if she got tired (she has no legs, you see)

We had so much fun with "Flat Janet" (google Flat Stanley, to understand the reference), even with people behind us in the cutting line, who told us they did the same thing with "Flat Denise" when they went to Disney World (Flat Denise was in the fabric area, waving to Flat Janet. It was quite a hilarious time.

Flat Janet wanted to ride in back with the fabric, but we said no,

She did get to stop for ice cream

We saw this on the way out of the gas station. Doesn't it look like it has a face!??

A stop for the bathrooms on the way home.

Janet was exhausted, from staying on her stick... She slid off, ended up in the drink cup.
 The drive home was rather boring, but we were rejuvenated and most everyone had their fabric fix. (I brought 4 tops to find backings for (the Red Mono, the Red/Pink Mono, The Blue Mono and a plaid heartstring "Plaid Comfort" (cream center strings). What a great day!!!!!.......