I just want to say, first of all, how happy I am to see all those of you who stop in each week to join in the fun.... And how nice it is to see so many new faces joining in. Hope you all are ready to party!
Before I go any further....
I just want to make you aware that the week of June 20-24 will be filled with some special Giveaways. So stay tuned!!!
Meanwhile.... Have a look at this little boy.
He is the newest addition to our farm family.
Say hello to Andy!
This week I received some of new patterns that are now available in printed form. Mostly for wholesale to quilt shops. But if you don't have a home printer and would like to get a paper copy of any of my patterns, just send me an email and let me know. My contact info is on my sidebar at the top.
And on Saturday I had the great pleasure of leading an Elephant Parade workshop for some of the members of the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild. What can I tell you about these ladies? Well, for starters, they were so much fun to spend the day with! My cheeks were tired from all the smiling and laughing I did that day. And my throat was parched from all the talking and laughing.
Here we have Sylvia and Janis....
This is "the other" Janice....
This busy stitcher is Róisín....
And here is Marilyn on her way to the ironing board.
Now for those of you who read my post about providing a trunk show for the Etobicoke Quilters in April, you know how much trouble I had in getting to the Neilson Park Creative Center last time. You'd think I would not have had a problem this time having been there once already. But no. First trip there I exited too early off the 401. And this time I went right past it. Thankfully, each time I did indeed arrive. Those girls know how to make everything better.... And had a cup of coffee (and lots of smiling, friendly faces) waiting for me when I walked in.
I had the most fun getting to know these sweet stitchers. They were the most enthusiastic group. Friendly, fun, inquisitive..... And helpful! They offered many insights on how to improve the Elephant Parade pattern. Such as the suggestion to include the advice to either stick with solids or use a non directional print.
As much as we talked and joked around, when it comes to progress, this is a group of serious sewers. I made sure to get a photo of everyone holding at least one of their finished blocks.
When the class was winding down and just when I thought the fun would soon be over.... Janice brought up the subject of fabric shopping. Did I want to stop in at a shop before heading home? Well of course! I followed her over to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. We had a lovely time browsing around in there. And chatting for quite a while with Judy, the owner. And then Janice got me safely back to the 401 so I could make my journey back home again. Thank you Janice!!!
Did I buy any fabric?
Now that's a silly question!
These are a meter of each from Northcott Fabrics' Painter's Palette collection.
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