Jeanne blogs at Loving Retirement and I've been following her blog for a few years now. Back in January, we started corresponding about a trip they were planning to Nova Scotia. Of course I suggested they add Cape Breton to their Nova Scotian destination and drop by for lobster. And so they did!
Nothing better than two blog friends and their hubbies meeting and having a wonderful afternoon of good company and lobster! Jeanne wrote a wonderful summary of the day with many more pictures. Please visit her HERE and if you do, please say hello for me!
Jeanne presented me with a fabulous quilted tote and matching bag. Her quilting and workmanship is superb. The batik fabrics with those beautiful suns just sing to me and there are pockets galore, inside and out!
It was so special to then open the zippered pouch and find even more treats, including Wonderclips, a mini-Seam-Fix, flower head pins, collapsible mini-scissors, and "That Purple Thang." This gal knows how to treat a quilter!
The four of us talked like old friends from start to finish, with hardly a pause in the lively conversation. We miss them already. Safe travels and hugs to our new friends!
The sun finally shone today after about a week of rain and the prediction of more to come tomorrow. So out to the clothesline I went to hang "Mint Bars", a quilt designed by Tammy Silvers. She calls it "Quilt Bars" but how could I not change the name?
Even the wind cooperated today, so I hung the quilt on a tree we called "The Climbing Tree" as the children were growing up.
I did some straight line stitching for the 50" x 60" cuddle quilt using my free motion foot. Many thanks to Linda at Scrapmaster for giving me some quilting ideas at the MMQG retreat. I pieced three greys for the backing.
I added the label and now it is a finish.
Before I go, I wanted to share with you that my little whale quilt has a new owner. Meet Rebecca, a mom-to-be who is the daughter of a dear friend of mine.
Rebecca and her husband were evacuated from the fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta last month and she is staying back home in Nova Scotia to have the baby before she returns. I had been following the Face Book page, Quilts for Fort McMurray, and wanted to participate in some way. When I heard that Rebecca was back home, I knew what I wanted to do. I invited Rebecca and her mom over to choose from one of the baby quilts that I had finished recently. I was thrilled when she chose the whale quilt. She said it will remind her of Nova Scotia! (Maybe my next baby quilt should have lobsters on it?)
So, as you can see, it has been a very special week and today is a perfect day for quilting!