Friday, November 11, 2011
Yesterday, three women from the Netherlands came to the shop. After talking for a few minutes and telling them how much I had enjoyed my three visits to their homeland, I figured they would probably be a good topic for the blog - how much I relish meeting new people from such interesting places. But as the day wore on, the story changed.
A friend from town who is learning to quilt came by for a bit of advice, some new fabric, and eventually, a cup of tea. While chatting as we drank our tea, we were joined by a young woman who came in to check out the shop. She told us she was from the midwest but now lived in Denver. When my friend, Ellen, asked where in the midwest, we were all surprised to hear that she was from the same small town where Ellen had grown up, that Ellen's family had patronized Kate's family gas station, they had both attended the same parish, and that their relatives had been friends growing up. Kate joined us for tea and told us she is considering a future move to Georgetown. I, for one, think she would make a fine addition to our town!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Courtesy of the Colorado Department of Wildlife
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Last week I went to Houston, Texas to attend my first trade show, Quilt Market, and had a blast. Thanks to the kind generosity and gracious hospitality of my cousin Rosemary and her husband Tom, I stayed in a beautiful home, had delicious meals, and didn't have to drive a single mile. All that, a chance to catch up with relatives (including my sister-in-law who is opening a shop in NH this spring), and a quilting bonanza to boot! Those of you who quilt will recognize quilting maven, Eleanor Burns, in the picture above. She is just as upbeat and personable in "real life" as she is on the screen. What a treat to meet with so many quilting people introducing new techniques, new products, and new fabrics. And then, like the nursery rhyme says, "Home again, home again, jiggety-jig!"