Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I hope that you can take a few minutes today to reflect on what you're thankful for. I have a long list! My faith, my family, my friends, my job, my hobby, another year cancer free, the freedom to live in a beautiful country and the list goes on and on!
We drove through the beautiful Annapolis valley yesterday and the fall colours are lovely! Not at their full glory yet as we haven't had a lot of frost here. I can't believe how many leaves have fallen in our front yard already. We haven't had a lot of wind, but we've had such a dry summer that the least little breeze is shaking them loose!
I also wanted to take a minute to show you my new toy! Our drive through the valley yesterday took us to It's Sew Time in Elmsdale and I came home with this! It's a Pfaff Ambition Essential. It's been around 18 years since I bought a new one and this is the first time for a Pfaff. I've heard lots of good things about them and am really looking forward to seeing for myself. So needless to say, my holiday tomorrow is gonna be spent doing you know what!!
I'm a quilter, love everything about this great craft. I've been quilting since I was just a little girl, blessed to have both of my grandmothers influence and teaching to start me on my way. The first quilt that I remember working on was a Grandmother's Flower Garden. My maternal grandmother, Fanny, helped me get started, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still have that work, never did finish the quilt though. My maternal grandmother, Dot, often had a quilt in the frame when I was a little girl. I spent many wonderful hours playing under that quilt frame, in my world of imagination. And I was so blessed as I grew a bit older to have her teach me the fine art of hand quilting. Today, I still love hand work, but also love the convenience of today's modern techniques.
I have been blessed beyond measure this past year to be able to open my own quilt shop, I've been dreaming of this for 20 years and finally decided now was the time to stop dreaming and start doing! I hope you'll follow along with me on the journey!