Yep....still traveling! I left my folks' house and was heading north up to Utah. I e-mailed Em from Em Celebrates! to see if we could arrange a meet up. She was so sweet to invite me over for dinner! We had such a nice time! I got to meet her, her mom, her sweet husband, and her adorable son. It was so wonderful!
And the lampshade is a thimble, the telescope is a thimble, and the table base is a spool of thread. They are so adorable! Em said she couldn't believe it when she saw they were all sewing related. So cute. Thank you, Em. You just made Elsa's day.
And to top it all off, Em gave Sweet Pea this little quilt she had made. She told Sweet Pea she could use it with her dollies. Sweet Pea has a stuffed Pluto with her on this trip, and she thinks she may cover Pluto with it until we get home. But, as I write this, she's playing with her little dolls on it on the bed. Is it just the cutest thing, or what?!
Here are some close up shots of the quilting. Em, you are really good at this. I really need to take a cue from you and Lynn (Alamosa Quilter)...I love how you work small and do everything you can to practice your free-motion quilting.
This little strip of aqua fabric is just great. And I love the bunny fabric. In this photo you can see better how Em used all different colors of quilting thread on this quilt. It's really pretty spectacular.
Oh, and I got to meet Em's pooches and her kittens. They are just too much fun.
The evening was filled with good conversation....quilting, tatting, knitting, travel, training pets, nursing, teaching, kids, family, etc. I so enjoyed getting to know her better and hope that we will be able to get together again sometime really soon! What a delight.
Thank you, Em, for a special and memorable evening! It was so fun to finally meet you IN REAL LIFE! You're even better than your blog. You're just a special person.
Tomorrow morning, I'm off to northern Utah to another conference. I'm excited, because I get to meet another blogger friend tomorrow, too! I get to meet Amanda Herring, The Quilted Fish! I'm really excited about that, too. I'll tell you more about that later!
Hope everyone is doing well!
Until next time,