It has been a busy and wonderful two weeks. First of all, our very dear friends arrived from the UK and spent some very welcomed time with us. The guys played a lot of golf while the girls shopped and sewed. Two years ago when they were here, I had introduced Irene to quilting. She went back with a small wall hanging. This time we played with all of my strips and she went home with a full sized lap quilt. I do hope that it fit into her suitcase!!!!!
She was saving the hand sewing of the binding for the long plane trip.
Although the weather was a little gloomy (and rainy) the first day they were here, it did warm up nicely to allow them a little of their requested sunshine. They were with up for the first week and then we all left for Palm Desert for a business convention for our husbands. Again, the weather was still on the cool side with a new storm that had passed through. This is so unusual for us to see any moisture from March until October and we have already had three days of measurable rainfall and cool temps in May. Despite that, we continued to have fun in Palm Desert and bid them a safe trip back to the UK yesterday.
Regretfully, I forgot to take my camera with me when we went to the desert. It was one of those "duh" moments in packing. Of course there was tons to take pictures of and they will all simply remain in my mind. That would include the priceless photo of the two ducks that managed to walk into our room.
Our guest speaker at the spouses luncheon was Tim Gunn from Project Run*way. I do not watch the show, but he was an interesting speaker nonetheless. We also had John Wal*sh speak about his very tragic story and what his life has been about since that day in 1981. I just cannot imagine the grief.
Block #7 of the Jelly Roll Quilt Along.
May's Barn Quilt Block.
I also received my PIF gift from Maria. It is an adorable angel for my sewing room - all hand stitched by her. She did such an amazing job on it and I will definitely have her hanging in a prominent position as she watches over my stitching. Thank you so much, Maria.
Would you like to win an AccuQuilt Go???? Silly question, right? Well.....Barb is offering one on her blog and you should check it out. Please tell her that I sent you over.
As we enter Memorial Day please remember to fly your flag and pause to give thanks to all those who have served for our freedom.