This and That

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!

We had the best time with these boys!

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.

I love this picture! It shows my dad as I will always remember him, fixing, teaching, and loving his grandkids.

Have a wonderful day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to This and That

  1. How much fun is all that!! I am so glad you got to see them all!

  2. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    The boys are growing. It’s so nice to find like-minded quilters.

  3. anudge says:

    What a fun time you had.

  4. Zenia Rene says:

    Awww. It was great getting together. Looking forward to the next time! God bless Katy. oxoxo

  5. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such a beautiful post filled with all the things you love. Those little boys are darling. Quilters are truly wonderful and welcoming people. I’m so glad you were able to see them again this trip. Your dad was a special man and it is wonderful that he had that time with the great grands. My 9 year old loves to play with the pin cushion and pins and makes up imaginary games of swords and weapons.

  6. Sandi says:

    The boys are adorable! Hugs,

  7. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    I love hearing about the littles. And that picture with your Dad . . . truly priceless. Beautiful fabrics, wonderful friends, and many blessings. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Jane says:

    I love the green in that quilt. What color would you call it? Grandkids are the most fun!

  9. blackeyedsewsan says:

    what WHAT a marvelous trip…leaving me feel all cozy & warm! Susan

  10. Welcome home, Katy! So neat that you have family and friends in both places! Fun to see your quilting friends in AZ!

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