Finally though I have escaped back into the sewing room where I have been rather busy catching up on the tote bags I need finished before I leave for my quilters' gathering. This year we are going to Zinck's Inn of Berlin, Ohio. Whooppee!!!! Days of maddness loom ahead of me - wild laughter and giggles late into the night with days filled to the brim of eating, shopping for fabrics, sitting in front of the sewing machines, more eating and much more laughter.... I cannot wait. Excitement is beginning to build! Can you fell my excitement?
The spider coming along with me will be my friend Liz, she and her hubby run a Retirement Residence http://seeleysbayretirementhome.com/ and while she has a wonderful time there with all of the residents, she consented to drive along with me and keep me company. We will leave Seeley's Bay and travel west on the 401 Highway for approximately 6.5 hours and stop and stay with Judy and Ted who live in the Windsor, Ontario area. Then the three "kateers" will load up he van and off we will go following the yellow brick road with all of its road works and detours to Berlin, Ohio, where we will meet up with all of the other quilters in my group for a week packed with fun and fellowship.
My quilters internet group is celebrating its' 11th year together this June 7th. Can you believe it? Every year before the gathering takes place, usually in the month of June in a city where one or more of our group lives, which could be anywhere in North America, the hostess chooses a spot and we all gather there for several days and enjoy each others' face to face company. This year our annual quilters' pin was dedicated to the memory of our beloved Katy who was taken from us by breast cancer, one year ago today.
In honor of Katy's memory we will all be lighting our candles at 8:00 p.m. in our different time zones making sure the candle burns all over the world in her memory. Here is a picture of the annual quilting pin we all decided on this year.
This lady was and will remain an inspiration to us all. She was such a brave warrior, she battled and battled, won several rounds but unfortunately lost her valiant fight last year, to breast cancer. Her generous and loving spirit, her wit, her charm, her humanity are so missed, but never forgotten.
Off I go to finish up some projects before I can pack my suitcase, I leave this coming Monday, the 15th and am so far behind.
Until next post, have a wonderful week and please come back soon.