Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Meet You at Cracker Barrel


My DH had to go to a lunch meeting with his boss in a nearby town. They met at Cracker Barrel. I dropped him off then did some errands of my own. After lunch at a drive-thru at McD's for me, I sat on the porch of Cracker Barrel to hand quilt until his meeting was finished, or so I thought.

I only got to stitch about an inch. So many people stopped by to ooh and aah over my quilt (Hearthside Memories). I thought I might get it finished, but I barely made any progress. I gave my email address to 3 ladies. One wants a raffle quilt made, the other one wants one for herself.

The third woman was lunching with a friend. They were signing to each other and then looked my way. I thought one of the women was a deaf woman I met in the same city last year, so I signed, "Have I met you before?" She wasn't the person I thought she was, but that didn't stop her from talking to me for 20 minutes or so. She studied every inch of my quilt in the meantime.

Needless to say, my husband's boss was suprised to come out and see me signing to 2 deaf ladies. Let people surprise you...you never know what they know!

~Joan

4 comments:

Leah S said...

Life ain't boring! ;) Your story of running into the deaf ladies kinda reminds me how my sister and I would sign a lot in public situations. Sometimes we'd just be talking about our day, other times we'd be signing a little bit on the "private" side - like, how cute the cash register guy was. One time after we paid for our groceries, the guy sign back "thank you" to us! Ack... he knew what we were saying. :P

Libby said...

What a fantastic way to spend the waiting time . . . those rockers are quite comfy *s*

Kairle said...

so what I really want to know is how much damage you did at the quitl store! LOL!!! Sounds like you had a nice day.

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Marcie said...

I bet you were a sight sitting on the porch at Cracker Barrel! How perfect! And you sign also. obviously you are very good with your hands!