What a wonderful day I had yesterday!
I met Missy Ann !
Missy Ann and I have done a couple of round robins together and have been in contact by phone and email quite often this past year. Dh and I decided to visit with my sister in Texas before heading home to Canada. Missy Ann lived within driving distance of my sister. She and I managed to meet in person.
You would think we had been friends for years. We started talking the minute we met and we did not stop talking for 5 hours. We covered a wide range of topics and laughed lots.
We started our visit in the parking lot of a lovely needlework shop called Needlework Cottage. We were at the shop for 2 hours. The shop owner was wonderful and let us browse to our heart's content even hauling out boxes of Christmas and Halloween designs that were not on display. To top it all off, the store owner is a fellow Canadian and is from an area about 30 miles from me in Canada. It is indeed a small world! Here is the awesome stash that I accumulated there.
And here is a photo that a store employee took of Missy Ann and I amidst all those beautiful threads.
I had the hardest time leaving this shop. They had a " Block of the Month" Nutcracker quilt that kept calling to me and it was tough to walk away. Shipping to Canada just did not make it practical to sign up. Maybe next fall when I head back to AZ.
We then adjourned to the Charleston Tea Room for lunch. We had a delicious lunch in a gorgeous little restaurant and kept on talking. It was with sadness and joy mixed that I said goodbye to Missy Ann after lunch. I look forward to seeing her again when I next come to visit my sister.
Missy Ann had hinted, after seeing other work I had done, that she likes my swedish weaving. I obliged her by making a table runner for her on huck towelling. I also included a beaded bookmark.
Until we meet again, I can only say thank goodness for the internet and telephone.
I also received a package in the mail just before I left AZ and forgot to post it. Here is my Friendship Sampler returned home!
It is beautifully stitched and I look forward to finishing it. I have one Sampler left to stitch on and this RR will be wrapped up.
I left those darn frogs in San Antonio (WHEW). I started and finished Rachel's Mirablia RR but have to wait for a bit before posting it.
I finished hand sewing the binding on my mystery quilt and consider it a finish. I will post a photo later. My sis has 4 dogs and 2 cats and I don't know how to take a photo and not have the quilt covered in pet hair.
I have Ann's Neighborhood RR beside me and I've been stitching away. It is a little tricky as I have designed this one myself and have to make changes along the way. I hope to have it finished by the time I get home to Canada.
We were heading out in the morning but the weather forecast for tomorrow is nasty - torrential rain, damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes. I think we will stay another day.
Sunday is supposed to be a beautiful, sunny day and so we will be on our way.
Until next time - stay away from San Antonio - I left some serious frogs there LOL.