Yes, I was. My husband and I flew to Newfoundland for a family visit and we drove around looking for puffins and icebergs.
The puffins had apparently returned, but when we visited their nesting grounds, they were out to sea feeding.
Ann, from Laughing Gas Quilts, lives 3.5 km from my brother-in-law. SEW … my husband & I went for tea. She is a very warm and hospitable lady! It was great to meet her in person! She has a beautiful home on a pond near St. Johns. I saw her awesome Celtic Knots quilt. It is absolutely exquisite! The knots are hand sewn, the quilting is beautiful. If you haven’t seen it – it’s worth visiting her blog to take a look. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of it and I didn’t get permission to steal a picture of it. I also saw a pile of her PHD in 2018 quilts in progress, but I’ll leave that up to her to take pictures of. However, my husband took a picture of the 2 of us.
I did visit a few quilt shops where we travelled, but I’ll leave that for another post.
Here is a slide show of some of the highlights of our time in NF. It is truly a beautiful place! However, I froze! We saw 3 icebergs, 1 moose, 0 puffins and 1 whale. A boat trip was contemplated, but with rain, the North Atlantic wind and temperatures around 1 degrees C (33 F), we decided that warmth was more important. And yes, we did have 3-4″ of snow!
On our way home we made a quick stop in Ontario. My cousin, Terry, from TLC Quilts, invited us over for dinner. We got to see many of her wonderful creations, both finished and in progress. Again, you can visit her blog to see the pictures of her quilts. Here is a picture of the 2 of us: (and yes, I stole the picture from her blog!)
Summary of our trip: Lots of great memories! Lots and lots of visiting with numerous family members and lots and lots of miles put on rental cars.
While in Newfoundland, my husband did a bit of fabric shopping. GROAN.
I do like most of what he bought … but seriously – this gets added into MY stash. I think next year, I’ll have to have a stash report for me and one for him! And, just in case you were wondering, he doesn’t quilt.
The first picture is of the 10 YARDs of fabric that we brought home. The 2nd picture is 2 kits that also had to fit into our carry-on luggage. Yes, one is a “Row by Row” kit. Yes, it contains appliqué, or CRap-pliqué … but it was so darn cute! And the 3rd picture is of the package of fat quarters that I got from Quilt Canada at The Steam Trunk. It’s a new line of fabric “Flower Garden Gatherings” by Primitive Gatherings that won’t be out until the fall. Nope – I don’t think it’ll be sewn or even cut into before it’s available in the stores.
Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 154.1 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 21.5 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 49 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 105.1 yards
Oh dear! My numbers of Net Fabric used are decreasing rapidly! I need to get quilting!
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Peaceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts or Linky Party
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River