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Sunday, September 23, 2012

486 Years of Quilting & Let's Talk Construction!

It was amazing to travel with a group of women who I did not know...except for Robin and Lori.  It was like the first day of school where you meet your classmates and try to figure out how you fit in...what was really amazing was how small the world really is.  One of the gals was a former co-worker of my sister.  Another knew the family that HH lived with when he was in high school.  The other weird thing was that two of the hotels we stayed in were ones that mom and I stayed in when we traveled Europe together with my youngest son....and...and...and...there were several of us that liked the same fabric!!!! LOL

I decided to calculate the number of years of quilting experience in our merry band, because let me tell you I was humbled by the talent that was on this trip.


Marie, Ida and Andy = 105 years of quilting


 Delores, Nora and Lee = 61 years of quilting


Robin, Carole and Lori = 95 years of quilting


Rita, Bill & Sarah = 41 years of quilting and 20 years of carrying quilting purchases


Jane, Jeanne, Mary Ellen and JoAnn = 127 years of quilting


Claire and Linda = 6 years of quilting but Claire has been a clothing designer forever


Joy and Mary Lou = 21 years of quilting

...and if you count my less than 20 years of quilting you get about 486 years of quilting...no wonder I was humbled in their presence!

Tomorrow I'll continue on with the slide shows...but now...

...on to construction talk!  Even though the health alert said to stay inside with your windows closed I had to go see the construction site.  As we passed "tent city" where the firefighters were living I was grateful for their dedication to the "hotshot" profession.  I can't imagine what it must be like to be in the thick of the fire and then fall asleep in the smoke.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Surprise!!!  The trusses were up and the wall studs were in place!  We could walk around and get a visual of the flow and design of the house.  Cory really is a fantastic designer!

This is the front view

This is the back view

This is the sewing room view!!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, your house is spectacular! Can't wait to see what comes out of that sewing room once it's done!

    And I agree that it was really exhilarating to be traveling with such an amazingly talented and friendly group!

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  2. yeah...thought the room above the garage would be your sewing room. Love seeing the progression.

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  3. The house is really going fast, but was surprised at the materials? Is that something they use in that area? I love how it sits on the stream, that will be so nice to sit out at night with the sound of the brook and the view of the mountains.

    Debbie

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  4. You aren't excited about that house, are you? Many smiling faces did accompany you along that touring path...:0)

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  5. Wonderful progress on the house! It's coming right along... Anna, I always enjoy your point of view on things. What a neat way to look at all the years of quilting from the new friends you made. Very cute!

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  6. What a wonderful group to tour with! Was there any cross-training going on during the trip??

    I love the pics of the house. It's going to be stunning when it's finished.

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  7. 20 years of carrying quilt purchases...funny!!!!!!
    Woo hoo on the house! Love it!

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