ok lets go back in time ......... April 13th my niece came to visit with us all the way from Scotland - only just a teenager and flew all on her own! She is a real pleasure to have around, very chatty, easy going and prepared to come hiking with us.
On the Friday and Saturday she was entertained by DH as I had already committed two classes by one of my favorite bloggers and authors - Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville.com I took two of her classes, Pineapple Blossom
and Scrappy Mountain
These are both scrap quilts so I was able to finally start to use some of my scraps. Bonnie was a lot of fun and a really great teacher, if ever you get the chance then don't hesitate to sign up. Bonnie also gave a lecture at the guild on managing and using her scraps and one of the quilts she showed was her own Scrappy Mountain
We had lots of day trips with Caitlin and plenty of trips to the craft store. On the 23rd her mum (my sister)and stepdad arrived and so we had a week of hiking eating and chatting with them, it is always nice to see them and the time passes far too quickly.
Apr 30th I had a class at Quilters Attic in Pine Bush -- it was a cutwork embroidery and I had chance to use my cutwork needles -- they actually cut out the fabric for you -- how cool is that. Just realized I have not taken a picture yet - so will need to do that soon.
On the Sunday we went for a very strenuous 8 mile hike up and around Bald Mountain about 45 mins away from the house. It was a great day and we all enjoyed it
Although we did have a minor scare when we came across a 5ft Black Rat snake. Not poisonous but quite aggressive and moved so very very fast - yuck!
Off to Florida for my final week and then a mad sewing weekend as I found out I was going back to UK and will be getting to see my daughter and granddaughter. So I knitted a shawl for Sarah
A Jersey jacket for me
some sundresses and capri pants for Alana
And this darling back pack for Alana
How cute is this ?
This weekend I made T- shirt dress for myself but I forgot to photograph that as well. Friday and Saturday I was at a John Deer embroidery seminar it was a lot of fun and I may have made a few purchases!
I am now sitting at the airport waiting for my overnight flight to the UK - 4 days of work then some time with the family. Yeay !
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