Getting Organized!

Hello Friends!   I am declaring May my month to get organized.  I have been traveling so much in the past few months that it feels like someone dumped my filing cabinet over.  So I will start by getting you all caught up with what has been going on since April!  

  I will begin by telling you about the Northern Neighbours weekend workshop that was held on April 10th to 12th. 

It was a glorious weekend spent with 26 lovely quilters from all over Northern Ontario, learning new techniques and creating wonderful quilts.  The quilters were able to get a fair amount of leaf blocks completed and learned all the necessary steps to complete their own quilt projects.   Everyone was ecstatic to discover how easy it is to get pointy points with the help of their Studio 180 tools! – Told you so!

Only a day or two after the workshop, my husband and I were off to the UK to visit and spend time with our youngest daughter.  We spent the later part of our vacation in Paris! On one of the days, we took a trip to the War memorial in Vimi Ridge.   (A must see if you ever get the chance). We also visited the palace and gardens at Chateau Versailles, Nortre Dame catherdral and Sacré-Cœur… just to mention a few.  The sights were beautiful and the food… Oh the food!  My husband may never truly like my beef stew again after feasting on Beef Bourguignon in Paris.  And to think, my pants were just beginning to feel comfortable again.  LOL

Now back at home, I have a few quilts to long-arm for customers as they get ready for Quilts On The Rocks  - the Sudbury and District quilt show on October 3rd and 4th 2015.   Bookings are coming in for the fall of 2015.   It is surprising how a few weekends there actually are when one starts filling up the calander.  I did manage to book the weekend for the next Quilting by the River workshop and the date is: Saturday, October 31st and November 1st 2015.  Save the date everyone! 

I haven’t settled on a project yet (I wish I could do them all!) but thought I’d let you in on the date so you can mark if off on your calendar. 

 With the long weekend coming up, We will be off to the cottage (or ‘camp’ as we say here in Northern Ontario) and I may finally get some bindings stitched on.  Bring on the SUMMER!!!!

I would like to take this time to wish all the Quilty Moms out there a super, wonderful Happy Mothers Day.  Until next time...Stay safe, wear sunscreen, and create something new!