Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving. Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living. -Amanda Bradley
Friends gathered yesterday at Stitch ‘N Quilt shop to enjoy each other and celebrate the retirement of the shop owners Ladye and Joan. For me, it was a roller coaster of emotions. So much fun to get together and laugh, reflect, yak, etc etc. and so difficult to say goodbye to the shop in which we have loved and laughed and experienced every other emotion. It was a lovely send off!

I want you to meet a special person! Her name is Sandy. Now…. to say Sandy is a quilter is an
NDERSTATEMENT She cranks out more quilts that just about anyone on planet QUILT, and she does this with precision and excellence. (and I could go on and on!) She brought her first quilt to show yesterday. We are calling Ami Simms to see if it can be included in her second book “How NOT to Make a Prize Winning Quilt” Here she is demonstrating How NOT to square up a block! I’m sure this block gave birth to the commonly used quilting term WONKY! It was so funny.

Then there is the quilt. See how flat it lays? Notice the ball fring on the outside. I wish you could have seen it. She was laughing and demostrating her sewing skills. But the best is the picture of the back of the quilt..and her firm grasp of the 1/4″ seam allowance. Yes that is the SEAM ALLOWANCE BEING HELD UP ………I’m telling you this was the hit of the day!!!! Like I said Sandy is one of the best quilters I know and she enjoyed showing her first quilt. We all should look at the first projects we made! What fun.. Thanks to Sandy for letting us laugh with her!

I am so excited to be launching my Silver Thimble Club which will be meeting at a local church. With the closing of Stitch N Quilt we all wanted to stay together as we have in the past and I have found a new home for us. This is a very good thing! The response to the club has been outstanding and I can’t wait to get going and do some different things with the group. My heart is in this club and that is putting it mildly. We will meet independently from the shops in the area and give our support to all the quilt shops in and around Atlanta. I think this is going to be a very good venture for us all! Come join us! Cookie Swap is this Saturday at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Grayson. 1 o’clock.

Melissa and I are judging a quilt show tonight. I can’t wait. I’ve never done this before so I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m glad its a low key thing…as I certainly am not a professional judge…nor will I ever be! I love doing new things…so here I go.