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Summer Days

Hi friends!

It has been a while since I posted here. July has been a busy month! In early July, I was helping my friend Crystal at her booth at the quilt show in Castle Rock. The booth looked good great! and we had a lot of fun chatting with all the quilters who stopped at the booth.

Booth before the long arm moved in!
Booth before the long arm moved in!

 

Then I was off to Connecticut. Woo hoo! I was able to spend time with my some of my kids- my amazing son Sean and his lovely wife Rea; my beautiful daughter Alyssa and her wonderful husband Jeff, and many other family members and friends.

I am terrible at taking pictures of family. I am just so happy to be with them, I don’t remember the camera. And that is almost unheard of these days, isn’t it? Especially since my phone (and hence a camera) is practically glued to my hip pocket most days! Silly woman.

But I did get this picture of them being goofy at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk!

goof balls!
goof balls!

 

There are many things I love about my new home state, but I can’t help missing my old home state. After all the people who mean so much to me, the thing I miss is the shoreline. There is something so peaceful about the shoreline. And yet so powerful as well.

shoreline in Branford
shoreline in Branford
lighthouse in Bridgeport
lighthouse in Bridgeport

 

I was able to do a little quilt shop hopping while in Connecticut. I did not make it to every shop I wanted to, but it was still fun. I should have taken pics while at the shops, but here are a few pics of my fabric haul!

Fish fabric!
Fish fabric found at CT Quilt Works in Olde Mystic Village
Kaffe and more found at Yankee Quilter
Kaffe and more found at Yankee Quilter

 

I also traveled up to a cute shop in Massachusetts while back east. The shop, Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop is in Bellingham. The shop has such a great fabric selection, including a lot of dragonfly prints! This is the fabric I snagged while there.

Dragonfly fabric
Dragonfly fabric

 

While at the shop, I was able to do a little show and tell with the quilts I brought, sign my books and chat with her customers. Everyone was so nice. We had a lot of fun. So if you are in the area, don’t forget to check out Kathryn’s shop. 

pics from my book signing at Dragonfly's Quilt Shop
pics from my book signing at Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop

 

Next week there is a lot of fun stuff happening. On Thursday, I am guest blogging over at McCall’s Quilting and there will be a great giveaway- so you won’t want to miss that. And I will be hosting a magazine giveaway here on my blog. A win-win!

Also, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop is next week- Aug 4th- Aug 7th. Click here to see the list of shops that are participating. On Thursday night of shop hop, I will at Fabric Expressions helping out my guild, ACQ, with quilt raffle ticket sales from 5p-7p. So please stop by. Click here to see a picture of our raffle quilt. It is amazing! 

On Friday of shop hop, I will be at Sew-ciety doing demos and visiting with shop hoppers. I hope to see you there!

In the meantime, I am sewing up a storm here. I missed my machine while I was away; we have some catching up to do!

happy quilting,

Kate

 

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