Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 16 May 2012

A fun adventure, and some stash enhancement too

I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to go and meet Jannettte. We've been corresponding through blog comments and emails for quite a while now, and decided that it was time to take the plunge, and actually meet each other. We met at the Tim Hortons for coffee in her little home city, which is about a 30 minute drive from here. Being myself, I was rather nervous about the whole thing, and felt rather awkward for the first couple of minutes. But after that, it just sailed. We must have sat and talked for at least an hour, sitting in the Tim Hortons coffee shop. It was wonderful. We have a lot in common. We are Christian sisters, both of us are nurses, although she no longer works in the profession. Obviously, we are both quilters, so there was lots to talk about.
Then she took me to a little quilt shop, called Quilted Creations, that was having a sale for the month of May, with all fabrics being $10.00 a meter. That comes pretty close to what it costs to order from the internet, by the time shipping and import fees are paid, so I went for it. There is a quilt in Judy Martin's new book, Patchwork Among Friends that I really badly want to do, so with Jannette's help, the fabrics were chosen for it. It was so nice to have someone to shop and pet fabrics with. LOL!! This was the selection I ended up with  And, of course, I'm just itching to get at those fabrics and start cutting and playing, but they are going to have to wait. It is Avery's first birthday tomorrow, and we are going on our first camping trip of the season to go and see them. I can hear my husband outside in the lane way cranking up the trailer, as I type this, so I'd best get up and off the computer and start to help get everything ready, so all we have to do tomorrow is pack up the coolers, hook up the trailer to the car, and go. My next post will be from the beautiful region of Georgian Bay, with lots of pics, and maybe a video or 2 of our precious grandson and the rest of our beautiful children.


  1. A fun visit and the fabrics for a great quilt...a perfect outing!
    Have fun camping...hope the weather is good!

  2. Looks like it will be a good weekend for camping! have fun with your family!

  3. Oh I'm so glad you got to meet a new (old) friend!! And a little jealous, too!! :) I hope you have a marvelous time camping, and a super-duper time celebrating with Avery!! Gosh I can't believe it's already been a WHOLE YEAR since he was born!!! Give him an extra hug and kiss from me!!! :)

  4. I had SO much fun visiting with you! I'm glad that I could play "enabler" too - it's SO much fun spending someone else's money!
    Hope you have a great weekend with your family, especially the birthday boy!

  5. Wow! I'm so glad you got to go out and meet up a with a friend! Nice fabrics too. I hope you had a good time visiting with Avery. We're glad you could come. :)

  6. How fun for both of you. :0)
    Your new project is fabulous.

    How can it be his birthday already! Have a wonderful time.


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