Saturday, April 20, 2013

Good Times

This afternoon another of those "this is very cool" connections happened. Nicole of Mama Love Quilts was in town, and we managed to hook up for the afternoon. We started with lunch at an iconic Seattle restaurant . . .
and did a little fabric shopping.
It was a perfect "let's get better acquainted" kind of day.

In preparation for the meet-up and as a little "nice to meet you" gift, last night I tried a new-to-me little Patchwork Pencil Pouch tutorial by {lbg studio}. I liked that it included some linen, and went right to my "special" stack and pulled some Essex in Natural so I could do the same. For the patchwork, I used bits of Echino, then Light Sand (#2000) Aurifil 50wt for quilting - just a bit of detail on the front, and then straight-lining the back in 3/8" increments. A first was using a metal zipper, which I love the look of. Note to self: if you need to shorten a metal zipper, do it from the 'open' end. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed stitching up this little pouch for a special friend. 

It just so happens I landed on Nicole's blog as she was first starting out, and I became her first follower. I was so impressed by what I saw, I knew right away I wanted to keep tabs on what she did and where she was headed. So it was a special treat to finally meet her today. Good times.

23 comments:

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi There, Sooooo nice when bloggy friends actually get to meet each other!!!
Love
AMarie

Theresa said...

Wow! I hope you look after me when I eventually make it over to your neck of the woods! ;-)

Katy Cameron said...

It's lovely when quilty friends come to town, I can't wait for the Stitch Gathering in the summer for that reason (well, it's not strictly my town, but it's close enough ;o) )

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It sounds like a lovely day.

Annabella said...

What a lovely post! I was in a bee with Nicole and she is just the best - so kind and giving and uhm, ridiculously talented!!

Leanne said...

Nicole is so nice, I am glad you got to meet. That store looks lovely too.

Carla said...

How nice! I'm sure your day was lovely. I follow her as well

quiltmania said...

It really does sound like you had the perfect day!

claudia said...

It is so much fun to meet online friends! What a great day you had!

capitolaquilter said...

I need to make an excuse to be in your neck of the woods - looks like you two had a wonderful time and I love the pouch.

Wendy L said...

How cool! Love the pouch!

Erica said...

The pouch is cute and that sounds like a fun day! I have never actually met a quilting friend in real life. I have a couple friends who are occasional quilters, but I need to get out and meet some new friends.

Rachel said...

Sounds like an awesome day!

amidthismoment said...

Your pouch turned out wonderfully! I love the metal zipper. It sounds like you two had a really good time.

-Bobbi

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fabulous, what a fun day! The shop looks beautiful and so is your pouch!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

Great pouch, both of you are inspirational....lucky for me Nicole is close by and I have been thinking about her courses :-). I follow you both...thank you to both of you. I hope you guys had fun.

Heather D. said...

Fun!

Julie said...

How fabulous to meet up!

Nicole said...

Debbie, my friend, it was such a treat to hang out with you. It was good times, indeed! Thank you for taking time out of your day to hang out with me and show me around your town. And thank you for the pouch! Not only is it well done, but that it comes from you, someone who has stuck with me and encouraged me from the beginning of Mama Love Quilts, makes it even more special to me. Thank you, my friend!

Svetlana said...

sounds like you both had a fabulously perfect day, how wonderful.

tink's mom said...

I have met one of my on line friends and it was a wonderful thing. It is so terrific that you and Nicole had the chance to hook up and spend some meaningful time together. Oh, and the pouch is wonderful.

Heidi Staples said...

Nicole, is a gem -- so glad you guys could meet up and have fun together! Love your pouch too, Debbie!

Denise said...

What a wonderful visit for the two of you. I think that was such a lovely gesture--making a gift from the heart is so special. I know she had to have been deeply touched.