Just back from a wonderful weekend get-away. Craig and I drove to Mt Holly, NC to visit our friend Robin and bring her some tomato plants. Robin owns The Robin's Nest Bed and Breakfast, which is one of our favorite B&Bs. It is a beautifully restored and maintained older home with lovely gardens. Robin is a wonderful hostess and a great cook. The breakfast of blueberry cream cheese french toast was incredible.
Another great thing about the Robin's Nest is that it is just a few miles from Mary Jo's Fabrics in Gastonia, NC. More about the damage that I did there later. Also a short distance away is the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont. I will blog more on each during the week.
I would highly recommend this trip for any quilter or garden lover. It is an easy, pleasant 3 hour drive from Raleigh (pretty much Route 40 to 85 South, off of an exit just past Charlotte). The B&B and the gardens are hidden gems. And Mary Jo's Fabrics with their great prices and incredible selection is a quilter's fantasy.