Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Counting My Blessings
The absolute best part of quilting is the friendships the grow with each stitch. And as with quilting...when traveling you have to be flexible! G and I had every intention of heading home through Montana...and visiting a few more National and State Park. But, last we heard there were in excess of 70 + fires burning in Montana which meant a change in direction. Although disappointed I couldn't stay sad for long because the new route would take me through places where I could visit friends! It was so lovely sharing a margarita with an 'ol stitch buddy Twilene who moved from Bend about 4 years ago! We did a little shop hop which will be in a future Quilt Roadie video :)
...and as luck would have it I had an opportunity to spend some time with a long time social media friend. The thing about social media is you share photos, jokes, stitching...the ups and downs of life and you may never physically meet. So when I had a opportunity to spend some time with Sandie I jumped at it! And she was so sweet to share time with me while her daughter was visiting! I have long admired the creativity that Sandie has...not only quilting, stitching but all kinds of crafts! She runs craft workshops in Twin Falls, Idaho called Paisley Ink!
I was hoping to take a workshop with her while in town but it just didn't work out...but, she was so wonderful to gift me some of her creations which I immediately found a place for on my hearth!
3 little pumpkins all decked out in their Fall finery...and boy does it feel like Fall outside! Thank you Sandie for you friendship and your wonderful creations!
As I sift through the mail so many wonderful things have been discovered...an early birthday present from my friend Sandi in BC was such a surprise...and oh do I ever like it!! Sandi was the one who turned me on to Quiltfolk magazine which is like the National Geographic of the Quilting World, lol...by the time I jumped in the first issue which featured Oregon was no where to be found. But, thanks to Sandi I now own a copy!!! And these license plate were spot on...I am going to start creating something with my favorite license plate this winter!!! Thank you Sandi!!
yep, I count my blessings and am grateful for the
wonderful stitching friends in my life!