"All the leaves are down and the sky is grey!"

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I did find a fabric shop in London.  Oh happy times!

I did find a fabric shop in London.  Oh happy times!

Hello Friends.  Since we last visited I have been caught in what feels like a tornado of activity.  So much has happened.  So lets begin!   Hubby and I visited our youngest in the UK.  Its always nice to be able to talk face to face and get a few million hugs in.  Our visits have become extra special now that we have a "son-in-law" to be in the picture.  Yes, they are engaged.  I got to go wedding dress shopping with her, discuss some wedding details and visit the venue where the event will take place.  We are all so happy and excited.  I get teary just talking about it.  Oh Mom!  

Just before we left for London, our oldest called.  We hadn't heard from her in a week or so, and just thought that they were busy.  Well, that was and understatement.  You see she called and told us they were in Newfoundland and had gotten married.  Hubby and I were ever so happy andnot to surprised as they have been together for quiet a few years. They are not big on pomp and circumstance. So happy mommy tears once again. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness.

My mommy heart is filled with joy!

My mommy heart is filled with joy!

When we were back home in the middle of October, if was full steam ahead.  The fall chores had fallen behind and winter was coming.  Its surprising how, at this time of year, there is so much to do and so little time to get it all done.  We still had to close up camp and all.   I had some workshops to prep for, so I sequestered myself in the studio.  

The fall workshop "Catch a Falling Star" was a great success.  There were moments of laughter followed by occasional moment of "de-sewing."  New quilters from away and lost of returnees.  Their stars all looked beautiful and I can not wait to see the finished projects.  

A few days later I found myself in Hamilton Ontario.  I was presenting my trunk show to the Hamilton Quilters Guild during one of their evening meeting.   What a great group of quilters.  i even ran into an long time acquaintance.  Thank you so much for making me feel so at home.  A big Hello to Shirley, as it was nice to see a familiar face.  

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Its just little things now as everyone gets ready for the holiday season.  I am looking forward to some down time.  I will not be long arming before Christmas.  You see, Millie, my big machine is packed in her box and heading to Iowa for a good tuneup and such.  I am so looking forward to some "me time" stitching.  The question is, "where do I start?"

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Thanks for dropping by, Until next time, stay safe, keep warm and stitch something.