I received a lovely package this week from Elizabeth at Forgetmenot Quilting! I had sent her out a Pay it Forward swap goodie and she very kindly sent these along! I had admired the chicken pincushion she’d done before, and she filled this lovely one with lavender, it smells heavenly!

She knows me well as she included two gorgeous CW fabrics and some crazy quilting fabrics, as well as some nasturtium seeds!

I have a bit of a fun adventure tomorrow. I will be meeting Pat Sloan in Killarney, Co. Kerry! I emailed her last year after following a link about an Irish quilting trip she was leading last year. They were going through a town where I knew there was one of the maybe 3 quilt shops in the whole country, lol, and wanted to tell them about it. She kept my email and sent me a note to ask if I wanted to meet up with the local quilt guild at her hotel this year, and to bring my Dear Jane, lol!! I don’t know her stuff well, but what an honor to meet such a talented quilter! Guess I better learn how to applique more now!!

My friend Kathleen‘s parents live in Tralee, nearby Killarney so her mom, bless her, will watch the kids for us while we go for a quilty excursion…we may even leave early for a movie (Becoming Jane…we are both Austen fans!) A bit of a mommy break and quilting at the end of it, cool!

Sorry I don’t have much crafting to show…we’ve been in London since last Thursday. My friend Katy and I are Bob Dylan fans from a long way back (well as long as you can go back if you discovered him in 1988, lol!!) We’ve probably seen a half dozen of his concerts together now in the DC area, Ireland and now the UK… Funny how we met due to a few guys at college in Maryland and because of liking Dylan, and now we are both quilters living in Europe…

How wonderful it is to have real and cyber friends to meet with this week!

I’ve finished all the parts of my cardigan now, jus thave to construct it and knit up collars and button bands…cool. Dave is heading to Germany next week, so sense some more sock wool coming to my stash soon!

More crafting next week I hope!

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