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Friday, February 10, 2012

Wine and Chocolate?

Yes, chocolate and wine do go together! Very well, actually! Last night Peggy, Sharon and I attended Art Night at The Artisinal Dish. The Dish is only 2 miles from the house so no excuse not to go, right! It was a really nice evening having a glass of wine, girl talk and chocolate! Well, Sharon did have carrot cake, which was really good! Peggy and I split The Dish's famous chocolate/chocolate chip cookie. OMG this cookie is the best! It's not too sweet, which you would think with all that chocolate it would be. It went perfectly with our glass of wine.
Anyway, there were several artists there (Celeste Adler, Sally Ann Lyle, Lou Petty, Erin Wismer, Linda Ballentine Brown, and Laura Dellaporta) who are all local, from Ocala area. They displayed acrylic painting, pencil, oil, watercolor, jewelery (one made jewelry from horse hair and they were awesome) and hand dyed/painted silk scarves and place mats. The place mats were painted on canvas material and quite interesting...hmmmmm an idea coming I can just tell!
The Art Night was a nice end to a day with Susan, Verna and Jan to do our quilt shop and lunch 'thing'. We started out at 9:30 a.m. headed to Trenton and the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop and Cafe. This is the nicest quilt shop and the cafe food is fantastic. Trenton is one of the longest 'treks' we take while in Florida (about 50 miles!) from Ocala Palms, so we usually only go once. But it's worth the trip. A very quaint town with antique shops, embroidery/stitching and a stained glass store. A very nice and fun afternoon...it was nice to take "Ethel" out for the afternoon...that's an inside joke! A story I'll tell in another post sometime.
So today, I've taken Kalee for her long walk, a 3.10 mile bike ride, home to do laundry (on my 3rd load!), washed all the floors, took shower and now I'm having lunch (yes, I can multi task!) then I'm off to sewing room and playtime!

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