One day I was off and Kevin was trying to light the fire. A woman camped next to us, ran in her camper and came over with a handful of scrap fabric (y'know, those pieces that you trim off? she saves them) and put in on the wood and then told him to light it. I've been saving my scrap every since. A great way to start fires!!
A friendship was born!! Luckily for us, the Western WA quilt shop hop was the next weekend and we went. We had a blast and it was so much fun getting to know each other. The next year they came up again and we did the shop hop again. Sadly, this year they couldn't come to us, so we went to visit them in OR on our way down to WA.
Connie has a quilt room that I totally envy. I was afraid the girls would break something so I watched over them like hawks. She has a GO cutter that Kevin just had to try out. We hit some stores and I stocked up on some cool Halloween fabric and Kevin cut out tumbler blocks for me. I may have to invest in one. An entire top cut up in fifteen minutes!! Awesome!! And no mistakes at all, cause I ALWAYS cut the right size with my rotary cutter, yep, never made a mistake yet. Who am I kidding?
She's such a dear!! We took the girls and they picked out horse fabric and make pillow cases for themselves. Then she used her embroidery machine and did the cutest hand towels with their names and horses on them. They had a blast!!
We miss her already!
|Connie and the girls at the quilt shop|
|Did I also mention that Connie, and her hubby Donald, took us to the Goody's store for a field trip and of course, we had to taste some samples!! Yum!|