Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Meeting...

It was a great meeting...

Bren and I met on the Wool Snippets message board about 13 years ago.  We started chatting via instant message and eventually began talking with each other on the phone.  Never together in person...until yesterday.  Now that I live in Colorado, Bren and I live a short almost 3 hours apart.  She patiently waited until I got (mostly) settled before she demanded begged for us to meet.  The date was set for yesterday.  What a great day!  We lunched, we shopped (more on that below) and we laughed and we chatted. I met the kids and then it was time to leave.  A really fun day and it was so nice to actually spend time with each other.  We plan to get together often...working together and apart on various quilting projects.

We shopped at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver, a craft store with yarn and wool and quilting cotton. What a fun shop!  We both found some 'cannot leave without it' fabrics.  Here's what I came home with...
This is Liberty voile...I had never seen it in person before.  To touch it...ohmy.  I bought 1/2 yard of it...not sure what I'll be making but I could not resist.

 This will be used to make a cover for my crockpot...which needs to sit on the kitchen counter because there is no space for it anywhere else.

  I think these are just delightful fabrics!  Will use them to make some kind of quilt...not for sure what pattern, yet.

I absolutely L-O-V-E this fabric...kind of a gray green with dark circles around the x's.  Nothing spectacular about it...but it definitely wanted to come home with me.  I cannot remember if I was going to use it with the above pieces, or not.  

This is Sherlock, one of Bren's cats.  He is very outgoing and friendly.  Nosy, too.  ~grin~

Kelley, of With Hook and Needle fame, sent Bren a quilt top to machine quilt...and she received it yesterday!   I was so happy it got there so that I was able to see it!  The quilt top is for Kelley's Mom and is all hand-pieced...absolutely beautiful work!  (I am fortunate to own a quilt that Kelley hand-pieced.)  Here's the quilt Bren received yesterday...

sorry, a bit blurry.
The landscape...beautiful mountains near Denver.  

I had a wonderful day with my good friend...and am already looking forward to the next time we're together.






"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

7 comments:

Dog Trot Farm said...

What fun!! Love all the different fabrics...but the Liberty Voile really stands out...Will be looking forward to seeing what projects you come up with, I know you always have something up your sleeve...lol Colorado I bet is beautiful this time of year...Glad to read that you are happy with your new home state...Hugs...

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and so fun to meet Bren.
Can't wait to see what she does with the quilt, always love Kelley's work.

Debbie

Rugs and Pugs said...

What fun to finally meet in person. I'm sure it was like getting together with an old friend.
I knew Kelley's quilt was sent away to be quilted, but didn't know to whom. What a small world.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Farm Girl said...

That is just so much fun Jacque!!! I am so glad you are getting to meet people and you are out and about. It sounds like it is such a great fit for you. It makes me happy when you post and I get to hear about what you are doing.

She Seeketh Wool said...

Wow what fun! So glad that you both met and seeing Kelley's quilt is a real bonus!! I so remember Bren from snippets, she is the truest, kindest soul on earth. I really miss chatting with her. Glad that you're all settled in Jacque!!

hugs
Cindy and Bruno!

Miccosukee said...

I am so jealous of you and Bren finally meeting each other. Now if we could just get you back to hooking rugs...so knows, right? You and Bren were and still are some of my favorite friends from the days of Wool Snippets. Glad you got settled in enough to schedule a meeting. Here's to more to come.

moosecraft said...

Sounds and looks like a super fun meeting! :-) Excellent fabric finds and lucky you got to see Kelley's Mom's quilt in person! You and Bren are going to have so many good times together! Sherlock looks like a sweetheart!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails