So does everyone remember Krista from Poppyprint blog? I won her give away – the lovely thread catcher (which I took to Hand Quilting today for sharing….but that’s another story….) Anyways, lucky Krista is holidaying in the Bahamas. So the story is…she is laying around the pool and spots a lady carrying a charm pack quilted bag…EUREKA she thinks! A fellow quilter! So Krista does what most quilters would do ~ starts up a conversation with this quilty lady.
After some chit chat she discovers that the lady lives in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island (West Coast of Canada)…which is where I live. So Krista thinks…hey,you never know…so she asks the lady if her name is Paulette… the lady looks at her funny and says “No, but I have a sister and her name is Paulette and she lives in Cobble Hill”…YES! ME! How weird is that!! The lady with the quilted bag is my sister, Em!!
Now what are the odds of that happening! But wouldn’t it have made an even better story if it HAD been ME! Now that would have been freaky!! Actually I could go for some of that sunshine and heat that Krista was complaining about….Monsoon rains here ALL day! Blah…Too bad Krista…if it had been me, we could have hung out by the pool in our charm pack bikinis, sipping a fruity drink, and talked quilting all day long…..sigh….oh well….maybe next year…
Krista tells this story WAY better than I just did….check it out on her yesterday’s posting….
ON THE CRAFT FRONT ~ I have belonged to Beta Sigma Phi for about 29 years now (yes, I was 12 when I joined!)Tonight it was my turn to have the group over and we made Christmas Wreaths…here are some snaps of the fun!
Here I am pretending to be Martha Stewart…giving a demonstration on what to do. And just like in a classroom you have those who listen and those who don’t….if you know what I mean….sheeeesh….;o)
It was a miserable night so only 13 women showed up, which was perfect as I had 13 spots all ready to go…It’s a good thing I have a big kitchen!
This is Mary Kae… she is a good listener and got an A+! Isn’t her wreath lovely….
There’s one in every room….the class clown…Hey wait….isn’t that the teacher?
The end….would you believe a fir tree exploded in my kitchen! YIKES! I know what I’m doing today!
GIVE-AWAY SPOTTED~ And not just any give-away, this one is a doozy! 12 fat quarters of Grandma’s Flower Garden..Just lovely! Hurry over to Retromummy’s Blog for a look see…you won’t be sorry!
Isn’t it the prettiest fabric…..yes, some lucky blogger is going to be making something pretty spectacular with this fabric….it’s almost too pretty to cut up (~there’s that hoarder speaking again!! I really must get rid of her!)
AND….over at Spun Sugar Quilting they are giving away all kinds of goodies like this lovely Jelly Roll for one….Check it out!
I wish I could send some of this rain to my friends in Australia…It sounds so hot and dry there right now.
And to all my blogging buddies celebrating Thanksgiving have a wonderful day filled with good food, family and fun….and make sure you eat an extra piece of pumpkin pie for me…
Have a Thrilling (Thanksgiving) Thursday and Happy Quilting!