My good friend Susan was kind enough to invite me to stay at her house over the weekend so we could have a good catch up. I could meet her wonderful family and then we could head into the Festival together. Who could say no? I was delighted! I am pretty sure we talked non-stop from the airport parking lot, through all of Friday, and Saturday until she dropped me again in the same airport parking lot on Sunday. We had a lot to say, clearly :)
It was really wonderful meeting Susan's family. Those of you who read her blog know she has two beautiful daughters (Emily and Helen), a quick-witted husband (John) and (at that time) three gerbils. It was wonderful to meet them all and get to know them in person. Before going over, I made two little pouches for the girls and stuffed them full of American candy as gifts.
Emily is a Fimo master. She had a little Fluffy Sheep waiting for me! It's perfect. You should see what she can make with clay. Amazing!
|Stolen from Susan's IG feed.|
With Susan being such a prolific contributor to Love Patchwork and Quilting, we had to pop by their booth for Susan to meet Jenny. They hit it off, of course.
And like a group of monkeys we had to mess and see if the three of us could squeeze on the LP&Q booth's couch. It was a good laugh.
Of course, when we got home Susan and I dumped our newly fabric purchased fabric onto the floor to fold/refold and compare. We had a great dig through Susan's stash, I drooled over her HR collection and then we pulled out several of her finishes that have long been favorites of mine. It's different when you see them in person.
Sunday I packed up all of my new goodies and said my good byes to the Standen family. They were so wonderful to me. To remember my super weekend, especially the fun I had with Susan and her family, I picked up a little souvenir and tucked it into my suitcase. Lucky me!
What a super trip! It was so good to see my friends, to pick up a few (*ahem*) pieces of new fabric and to meet the Standens. There were quilts there, too...I'll tell you all about them in my next post.