I'm leav'en on a jet plane!

Hello Friends.  What a fun day I had last Saturday in Dowling, with the ladies from the Dowling Quilters Guild.  There were machines humming and rotary cutters cutting, all making Hunter’s Star blocks.  Spending the day with friends old and new is a perfect way to spend a wintery Saturday. 

There was even homemade soup for lunch – Mmmm – all gone!

Thanks for an awesome day, everyone.

Tomorrow, Jim and I leave for the Toronto airport and a long awaited holiday to a beach in the south.  Now I do not do well sitting on a plane, so in preparation of the flight I like to bring something that will amuse me for the duration.  A good friend of mine, Dorothy, planted a seed a few weeks ago at our guild meeting.   You see, she came over and showed me a small bag (about 4” x 6”) with the outside made from ½” hexies.  Now I’ve been fighting the temptation as I really do not have time for an abundant amount of handwork.  But it didn’t take much for me to give in and get some ready to stitch on the plane. 


We’ll see how many I get done. 


Now speaking of my good friend, Dorothy.  Some people have such a giving heart, and this lady is no exception.  She is a bag making Diva and surprised me with this beautiful Travel bag.  There are tones of pockets, a place for my laptop, it’s padded and has a strap to fit over the handle of my suitcase.  Well need I say it is packed full and will be coming with me on our trip.  It will see many more destinations, as this one is my favourite.  Thank you friend!

I'm glad to announce that the Thread and Applique workshops for March 12 & 13, are now full.    I’m so happy that we can take full advantage of having someone like Anita Zobens in our midst.  It will certainly be a day of learning and laughs.  I can’t wait!

I didn’t get a change to get the second sample table runner finished before we leave but here is a picture of the block. It is made from a light, medium and dark of 4 different colours . Just for those who may want an added challenge.  I will post the completed runner when I get back so stay tuned. 

I’m hoping that the weather stays fair and I will certainly be thinking of you all while I’m away.  We will see if there are any quilters on the beach.  If you yourself are heading south, look for the lady stitching hexies and com’on over and say Hello!

Thanks for dropping by. Until next time, stay safe, practice shovel safety, and happy quilting.