Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Icing on the Cake

I have been Sew Blessed to have known Annelies for over two years through our blogs. We hit it off right away...both expecting granddaughters within a couple of weeks of each other...her first, my 10th and last.  We both have a passion for quilting and sewing and have shared ideas and patterns. We share the love of family and the Lord.
She teaches quilting at Eleanor Burns "A Quilt in a Day".  I first started teaching Eleanor Burns quilts many years ago.
Then a few months ago, this sweet friend shared her win of win of Pam Kitty Morning fabrics from Strawberry Patches with me. We are both making a Dresden Plate quilt with those fabrics.

As soon as I found I was going to be in the San Diego area, I couldn't wait to let Anne know.
She right away called me and we set up plans to meet in Temecula at a favorite quilt store of hers.
Quilters Coop
Downtown Temecula is like an old western town with antique and speciality shops and this cute as can be quilt shop

As soon as we entered we were met by the nicest lady who owns the store.
Joann was so sweet and friendly and had the greatest smile. She is in the middle and Annelies  is on the right.
It's really a large store with lots of rooms. I snapped just a few pictures to show you.

I found some sweet little stripes to make the bottom of some cute little cupcake favors I'm making for a birthday party this weekend. (The cute ric-rac trim came from Hobby Lobby)
I brought the red circle fabric with me, but found this cute pink with blue bird fabric and the red and white, all destined to be something for one of the grands.

After a couple of hours of browsing, and talking to sweet Joann, each of us left with our treasures and decided to go to lunch. It would have been fun to visit some of the other shops, but we both had  food and then Hobby Lobby on our minds.
We talked and talked through lunch.
Annelies gifted me with this
pattern.  It's for a jellyroll, so now I'm on the lookout for the perfect one.

After lunch, we headed for Hobby Lobby.
I don't usually buy anything but quilt store quailty fabrics, but this fabric just kept calling my name.
It is the perfect color to go with some of my collection of recycled denium.
I saw a tote bag on Pinterest that is inspiring the use of these fabric.
Not only cute, but it seems to be a good quality for a tote.
This is only the second time I have been to a Hobby Lobby and it can be a little overwhelming, but I went with the intention of finding cupcake papers and some sprinkles for that special birthday party this weekend.
I wasn't disappointed.  I have  really been loving cute cupcake papers lately and can't resist them.

I really hated saying goodbye to my now real life friend, but she had a date with grandson Donovan and I had a long drive back to Santee and dinner to fix for my Mr. SS.
We agreed, we would never run out of things to talk about and must meet again if we stay here for awhile.

Back to life at the campground.  We eat dinner outside every night and tonight we were joined by
a few new friends.
At least it wasn't coyote's who came around, as we were warned they might.

I've done lots of sewing  and will give you a peek at my projects next time.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Annelies said...

Always such fun to "meet" someone for the first time and feel like we have been lifelong friends. It was SEW much fun to be together. You have been a constant encouragment in my life and I feel SEW BLESSED to have you as my friend.
Here is to NEXT time...lets make it SOON!!!! XXXX

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful that you two got to meet. That little down looks delightful. I love Hobby Lobby. Can't beat the prices when it comes to unique accent pieces for the home, and of course, all the craft supplies to choose from. I like the fabric you bought for the tote. Hope the coyotes don't come eat your new friends. :/ Have a great rest of the week. :) Tammy

Nancy B said...

Hi, Beverley. I just saw your post about meeting Annelies. I think it's wonderful that you got to meet her and that you have so much in common. Can't wait to see all the things you have made recently! Guess who the big winner was at Bernina Club today? Yep, I am now the proud owner of a Nancy Halvorsen Christmas banner kit. I have drooled over it for a couple of years now. I look forward to working on it. Happy sewing!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Beverly..

What a wonderful trip and a chance to meet up with your generous and lovely friend. LOVE that quilt shop. It really is a feast for the eyes, isn't it? Have fun whipping up that quilt!

Huggies and Lovies,
Spencer AKA Hemma... :-)