Friday, October 23, 2015

What? Sit Still?

Time to do a post.

It requires sitting still, 
something I don't do well.
But last Thursday,
I did sit still long enough 
to travel the three hours
with Lesley (The Cuddle Quilter
to the sweet little town of Amherst, NS
for the 8th Annual Fibre Arts Festival.
I did, however, crochet the whole way!

I joined Linda (Scrapmaster), her sweet daughter, and the other
dear ladies from the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
for three fun days at their show

Be sure to click on their link to read all about it!
And, you can read about it on Adrienne's blog  HERE,
on Linda's blog HERE,
Jen wrote about it HERE , Lesley, HERE.
And the other Karen shared HERE!
There are lots of fun pictures, so I hope you'll check them out!
Even though I was there all that time,
I had to leave around noon on Saturday,
and I can't believe how much I missed out on!
Those MMQG ladies have it so together!

I finally met Karen Neary of Sew Karen-ly Created.
She's as sweet as the day is long!

She had a booth at The Zonta Bazaar on Saturday.
One of her beautiful creations

hangs in Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium,
a wonderful quilt store on the main street.
I walked down there to shop four times.

(Shhhh, I swiped this pic from Adrienne's post!)

There was more going on than quilting.

There was a lot of rug hooking,
but I only took one picture

This is Polly.  She's making little sheep Christmas pins.
Her family has a big history of rug hooking
and crafting in the community.

Here we have Faith and her niece, Claire,
spinning their little hearts out.
This was absolutely fascinating, and I kept gravitating
over to their area to chat with them.

Plus, there were luncheons, suppers, chocolate night out,
trunk shows, classes, a weaver....and two more quilt shows.
The list goes on and on and on.
Now that I know what it's all about, I'll be better prepared next year!

When you attend something like this, it's so electrifying!
I came home utterly exhausted,
but so charged up,
I haven't stopped sewing since!

Stay sweet!


Lois Evensen said...

How fun was that!!! :) Neat images.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, sounds like a fun event. The quilt is just beautiful. Wonderful photos of your friends and thanks for sharing their blogs links. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like a lot of fun and a lot of talent going on there

Sondra said...

How Inspirational that trip must have been for you! I love that piece in your photo it reminds me of stained Glass!

Simone de Klerk said...

That must have been a great day full of beautiful and creative impressions!
Thank you for sharing!

Lin said...

It all sounds like great fun Karen - glad you enjoyed it. xx

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow that sounds like a LOT of fun - I wish I could go too now!!!

Lesley said...

Good morning! Whata great wrap-up of the Fibrearts Festival! The more I read, the more I wish I was back there! It did have everything, didn't it? Thanks for sharing and good luck sitting still!

hetty said...

What a fun event! So inspirational. Thanks for sharing the photos and the links. Lots of eye candy. I love that!

Needled Mom said...

I've been reading about it on the other bogs and it does sound amazing. There is nothing like good inspiration to get us motivated and moving.

Linda said...

Great post! We had such a great time didn't we! I know what you mean about electrifying. Next year will be even better. You went to Mrs. Pugsley's four times! I only went twice.

Heather J said...

Lovely to meet you on Thursday and see you again on Saturday. Great photos!

Karen said...

It looks like you had an amazing time. It is always fun to see new and exciting things to get us motivated to sew. Did you purchase many items?

Fiona said...

lovely to go to something like this... looks like your distances are like ours!!

Sheila said...

It was truly a wonderful event , just wish I could have had more time with you all . Next year !

Heidi said...

Wow, looks so fun, and yes, I find shows like this so electrifying too!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. I am so jealous! : ) What a great time and great people. I love Karen Neary! She is the bestest of the best. Sweet indeed.

Lynette said...

Gosh, that quilt hung in front of the arched window makes you think of stained glass, doesn't it? :)