Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Olivia's Garden

Did I have a great day or did I have a great day.... I wasn't so sure that I would enjoy it, but I headed off to the Arizona Quilt Show in Mesa , all alone.

 Of course I was very sad that my sister Wendy had already left and I could not get a .hold of the few quilty friends that I had made since being in Arizona. Rocky had agreed to take me and told me to take the time I needed and he would be outside in the park waiting for me. Well little did I know that I could of spent the entire day there but I'm pretty sure by then my ride would not of been waiting for me. 

The first vendor I stopped at was "Red Bucket List" ...I fell in love with everything she had in her store. Designer Michelle Hollis was such a sweetheart and the two of us could of quilt talked all day but I really felt it a little rude on my part to hog too much of her. After visiting for quite some time and of course finding many patterns, kits and fabrics to purchase she looked at me and said, "you must be Canadian" of course proudly I answered yes and she said I just knew are so sweet! Now doesn't that just make a person's day?

Well back to my title of my blog today....
           While browsing and enjoying all of Michelle's patterns I came across this Livee's Garden. Of course we did have to do a little grandma bragging about our Olivia's
Once home in the spring I told my 3 year old granddaughter Olivia that Nanny was going to make her a new quilt and I would be sending some sample fabric in the mail to her to see if she liked it and of course make sure it would match in her big girl room. I was soon busy stitching away and was able to give Olivia her quilt when she came out to visit at Father Day

# 3 Schnibbles finds itself completed and already at home...


and its under way...using up all that left over stash from my " Between Friends" quilt that I made for my girlfriend. I must say I did have to alter it bit because I wanted to have it fit my fireplace mantel in our trailer. I'm quite pleased and I love how it will match with my "Stella does Spring" quilt that I do take in our trailer for the winter.

And yes I thought I would show you my jar of snippets. This jar started out empty when I made my very first cut for my very first schnibbles, "Gentle Art"
and of course, I look forward to the parade on August 1st.....