Yesterday was a great day. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Candace and Mr. Squash from Squash House Quilts. I knew that Candace was going to be visiting a friend in Napa, which is just a stones throw away from Livermore (well an hour away which is close considering California is such a large state.) We emailed and set our date for Monday, my workday at In Between Stitches.
There are people in your life that you've feel like you've known forever, even though you've never met. I knew Candace and Mr. Squash instantly when they came through the door. Big smiles and hugs were exchanged, a little conversation, then let the shopping begin! Our calendars came out to schedule a fly fishing, quilting, kayaking and hiking visit to the cabin in late summer or early fall. And, we are going to plan a road trip to Washington and stay at The Squash House! I've met the nicest people over the years through blogging. It is such a wonderful way to connect with people that share a common interest. I look forward to the day when we meet again and can spend some good, quality time together.
On another note, I love, LOVE to do binding. It's a feeling of completion and brings closure to a project and it gives me a good reason to watch TV absolutely guilt free. I cut my binding strips to 2", and use silk thread and a teeny, tiny blind stitch to secure it to the back. The binding is nice and "full" of batting and backing.
I'm halfway done with the binding, and then it's hanging sleeve and quilt label time followed by a picture taking session for the pattern cover.
Now for my next project..........