We went to a wonderful agriturismo, Corte Marzago, that belongs to my friend's family.
They have a bed and breakfast and also several vineyards for their own wine production.
I bought a case of the white Custoza which is the area for that DOC wine.
|Entrance to the Agriturismo. |
It use to be a convent in the 1500s.
You can still see the steeple of their church.
We started with a quilt lesson from Roberta Bugli, one of the Ad Maiora quilting pioneers.
It is a fabulous hand-sewing project taken from the magazine Quiltmania.
I like to have those on the go for when I travel. I think I will make this one of my projects.
|Some of my amazing friends.|
It is so nice to sit together and sew...like the old days, I guess,
when women got together
and shared stories while making things for their loved ones.
Down time is good!
We do a lot of laughing.
Someone was selling small scented cushions to put in drawers. The money went to charity. I bought this one made by a 90-year-old women. ALL BY HAND!!
You can not believe the work!
We had a fabulous lunch...
|The chef in his kitchen|
... with the main course being the famous tortellini of Valeggio served with a butter and sage sauce. The pasta is so thin! The filling is meat.
|photo montage, Maria Teresa Sansotta|
A few of us took a side trip to Borghetto,
where they have a famous tortellini festival in June.
The festival is really about eating the famous tortellini with tables set out on the bridge which is all lit up with candles!
I just love being here!