I am home! It is hard to believe that just a year ago I was finishing last minute packing to head to Arizona for the winter. Visiting this time truly felt like going home! We spent most of our time loving on the littles, but I did squeeze in a trip to two of my favorite fabric stores in Phoenix, SAS Fabrics and 35th Avenue Sew and Vac. I was not disappointed! Here is my loot, all 27+ yards!
I also had a wonderful evening out with my wonderful AZ friends!
I cannot tell you how amazing these women are! When I moved out last fall, they welcomed me into their group with open arms. I felt like I found my tribe. I belonged. And it all started with that beautiful lady to my right, Zenia from A Quilted Passion. We followed each other’s blogs and corresponded by e-mail before we finally met on one of my trips out west. She introduced me to the rest of the group, invited me to sew days and quilt shop hops and then even flew to Michigan to see me!
GayLee is one member of the group and she brought me this beautiful stack of fabrics for QOVs.
I did a bit of hand quilting and binding on my trip. I actually added the binding by machine before I left and the quilting still isn’t done, but it’s close. Big L was fascinated by this quilt and declared that Nana was making it for him! He enjoyed snuggling in it even in its unfinished state! He also loved the treasures in my sewing bag, especially this retractable tape measure!
I was remiss at responding to comments during this 10 day trip. I’m good at scheduling posts ahead when I’m gong to be out of town, not so good at responding to email and comments though. I did read every one and appreciate them all. Especially your kind words regarding my treasured parts cabinet from my dad. I took this picture a year ago last week. It shows my grandson, Big E, helping my dad, Papa Bill, fix something in the bathroom.
Have a wonderful day!