Friday, August 9, 2013

Visit to Massachusetts

Hello everyone, I apologize for not posting in a while but I was off visiting 2 wonderful ladies in Massachusetts. I first met Roberta and Peggy at a retreat in February and they invited me down for the garage sale at Sudberry House.  They have a sale the first 3 Saturdays in August, so of  course I just had to go down and visit and shop!!  I stayed with Roberta and her husband and their 3 cats and Peggy was there as well.  We had a wonderful time, they took me to 3 different cross stitch stores (one that was 2 hours away!!) and 3 or was it 4 different quilt stores.  Oh dear me, that was dangerous and they really had to twist my arm to go shopping at these stores!! Let me just say that I spent a few pennies and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I used to sew quite a lot years ago and I even did a bit of quilting but nothing like Roberta, she has gorgeous quilts and quilted pieces everywhere in her home - simply stunning.  So of course, all these goodies brought back the itch to sew!  I bought some lovely fabrics and a few kits to get me started.  Don't worry, I will take pictures of the finished goodies.
I hitched a ride with Janice and Dave and since I wasn't driving I was able to do some stitching.  I started the little red piece and did the middle of the design and then added a few fans at the edges and turned it into a humbug.  It is really cute. 
And of course I talked about Jaxon and FOP and Roberta was very generous and opened up her Christmas ornaments box and donated quite a few.  Check them out, these ladies are finishers extraordinaire!

1 comment:

  1. I really like the corner makes the centre motif come alive. We had a great time on our trip....always happy to have your company! It was also a great shop at Sudberry House. Someone dropped off a magazine, and there is a great squirrel and acorn along with maple leaves chart actually charted for the 5 inch box! Your purchases were beautiful! You have a masterful eye choosing fabrics.