Hope everyone that celebrates had a Happy Thanksgiving! In preparation for Thanksgiving I participated in the Turkey Trot Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Joan @Moosestash Quilting. You can see my post here.
In addition last week, one of the major highlights of my week was to meet our very lovely Kim @Sarah Lizzies. I found out she was coming to San Francisco to visit her daughter prior to Thanksgiving and just after. In fact she is flying back to Tasmania today. Several years ago Kim had a giveaway of one of the Parisian boots she had made, and I was the lucky recipient of one of them. You can read about it here.
I had wanted to give her something I had made, and I had an idea in mind. Many years ago I had taken a Judith Baker Montano class at Empty Spools in Asilomar and had started this piece. I was able to finish it up, and gift it to Kim this past week.
I live about 2-1/2 hours from San Francisco, have never driven in San Francisco, but I made it there OK and back. Kim and I had a lovely lunch and visited some afterwards and the time seemed to fly by. I hated to leave, but Kim's daughter was coming to pick her up, and I needed to get on the freeway again and make my way home before afternoon traffic. Traffic was a mess and took me about 4-1/2 hours to get home, but it was the highlight of my week and an absolute delight to meet Kim, and I wouldn't have missed the opportunity for anything. One of the kind servers in the cafe we were at took our picture before we left.
Then it was time to get home and get prepped for Thanksgiving. We had a full house this year, with my two daughters and their families, and my stepdaughter Dawn who stayed with me. We were able to get some family pictures in the park across the street.
A couple of our appetizers:
What I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching is finishing up this wool pumpkin.
I'll be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching and I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to.
Thanks for stopping by!