But I have a really good excuse! I started my day hours ago, first in my quilting chair, quilting on a bright summer quilt as the sun came up, next I readied my sewing corner for today's instalment of Festive Mystery designed by Quilt Sue, and then I was off to Westville, Nova Scotia with a wonderful quilt friend to see the show...The Thistle Quilt Guild Show, presented by a membership of over 50 talented quilters!
As soon as we entered the show, I was accosted (hugged) by two wonderful blog friends that I have met recently; Sheila of Sheila's Quilt World, and one of the lovely hostesses of the quilt show, and Linda, of Scrapmaster who travelled several hours just to see the show and meet up with us!
Here we are in front of one of Sheila's quilts. We all hate to have our pictures taken, but it is so wonderful to meet up with blog friends in real life...the first thing we do is take a picture! I'm on the left, Linda is in the centre, and Sheila is on the right. Thank you to my picture-taker quilt friend! It was also wonderful to meet some quilters who follow my blog, thanks to Sheila. It was great to meet you!
Sheila had several entries in the show and every one was gorgeous! Here is one of Sheila's tabletoppers:
and a wonderful Santa quilt she made using a picture drawn by her granddaughter who was 8 at the time...amazing talent throughout the generations:
and the fabulous quilt and doll Sheila made:
Here is a quick peek at just a few of the other quilted treasures I saw today:
And to get into the Christmas spirit, I bought a new Santa pattern by 2 Easy Designs who were one of the vendors set up at the show. How cute is this?
So, am I forgiven for being late? Paulette is our wonderful hostess over at Sweet P Quilting and Creations so make sure you check out the festive activities going on over there!
As soon as I got in the door, I raced downstairs and put one block together...and I love it!
And of course I had to ask Mr. Santa plant what he thought, and he approved!
So, I guess I have a few blocks to make...and I know you all started without me! Might not get them all made today, but I am certainly in the Festive spirit and on a roll...
It's a great day for quilting!