Saturday, February 2, 2013

Vacation fun

I have been on vacation for the past week and a half and it was terrific. Before we left on our trip to Florida I was working on my D9P which I had told myself I wouldn't touch before I left. HA !

This is how far I got before leaving

Came home and did a little bit more

Now onto the highlight of my vacation.  It started here
Marlene had this wonderful idea that we could meet other bloggers by visiting their blogs and making friends. Anyone interested could participate and she would coordinate.

The very first blog that was highlighted was

I went to visit Linda and while perusing her blog I noticed that in one of her pictures of her new home that her living room looked just like the living room of the home we will be retiring to in The Villages, FL.

I read more and found that she lives in the Villages.  I got in touch with Linda via Email and find that she lives just blocks from where we will be living.  The blog world is simply amazing. 

Moving on, Linda is in the process of getting the Central Florida MQG established.  She mentioned this in one of our email exchanges and told me when the next meeting would be and invited me if I was around. Well it coincided with our trip. I went to the meeting and met Linda live and in person, so cool, such fun.  Thank you so much Marlene.
I also signed up to be part of this group.  The fun part is that you don't have to be there to participate.

For their next meeting they will be working on the current block trending in blog world, The scrappy trip around the world. Coincidentally that is the block I am working on in conjuction with the D9P, surprise, surprise a quilter working on multiple projects. 

These are the 2 I finished the night before we headed to FL.

And this is what I've been up to since I've been home.

It's the makings for an additional 7 blocks plus the reds and pinks from my stash for additional blocks.

In summation, my vacation was absolutely wonderful on every level. 


  1. How wonderful to have met not only a blogger, but to be moving close to them and sharing in a new quilting community.

  2. Hi!!! Moving will be much more fun now!!!! I love the projects you are working on!!!

  3. Your squares around the world is going to be sweet! And extra sweet to have a sewing friend already to where you are going to move. Hope everything continues to fall in place as you prepare to move. It is a big job to move. Janita

  4. The quilting world is amazing, isn't it. I first met Linda on the internet too, and she has since visited me and conducted a Stitchin' Mission beginner quiltmaking course at our church in Sydney, Australia. I plan to visit her in Florida one day, so perhaps I'll meet you too!

  5. So wonderful you've already met a quilty friend where you'll be moving... I love the quilt blogging community... such a wonderful bunch of folks!

    You've been getting a lot of sewing done lately... lots of beautiful blocks!

  6. I hope to get to visit the Villages someday. It's nice you have found a quilt friend there. Love your scrappy trip blocks and the Dresden in the last post.


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