Brandon and Amber came down for Labor Day weekend. They got to meet Liam then and we had family photos taken on Saturday. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family!!
The end of September we went to Oregon for 8 days. Spent the first day at the Northwest Quilt Expo and then spent 4 wonderful, glorious days at a rented beach house, with great friends, in Lincoln City, OR. The mornings were fogged in most of the visit, but the afternoons and evenings were beautiful! Saw a couple amazing sunsets. It was nice to have a day to visit with my brother and his wife while we were at the beach. It had been 5 years since we had seen each other. There is something about the sound and motion of the waves to calms the soul.
I was busy getting customer quilts done before we went to Oregon and also when we returned. In early November I went to Houston, TX for the International Quilt Festival. I had attended the Spring Festival in Chicago 7 years ago, their inaugural year. So, I was prepared for the vastness of the size of the one in Houston. I stayed with my girlfriend, Pete, and we had a wonderful time!! I met ladies in real life that I knew from The Quilt Show and Facebook. That was the highlight of the trip!! As much as I enjoyed Houston, I realized that my passion is in longarm quilting and I enjoyed MQS last May more.
Brandon and Amber were able to make it down for Christmas. (I didn't get a family photo, darn) It was such a special Christmas, having my children and their spouses here, and, of course, little Liam. Yeah, we're not proud grandparents at all. LOL
This is a condensed update on what our lives have been like the past few months. I will work harder on keeping this updated and will be posting more quilts. After all, that is what I want a lot of my blog to be about. But, being a mom and wife, my family will be popping in here from time to time.
Till next time,