My Saturday was a fantastic blur of micro-stippling, visiting with enthusiastic quilters…..and their equally inquisitive hubbys——really!—and listening to the charming designer of the “Patch Abilities” pattern line, Julie Wurzer (blog)
She shared how her career really took off several years ago when contacted by the Fons & Porter “Love of Quilting” people who wanted to carry her patterns……in serious quantity!!!! Julie had a very friendly, “girl-friend sharing” style that drew everyone in as she showed samples of her patterns from the beginning to the yet-to-be-released designs (Fall Market is coming up fast!!!!).
Her inspiration comes from everywhere and is all those favorites we see everyday…….with a “Julie twist”!
It wasn’t hard to see she had everyone’s rapt attention for the 1 hour+ presentation!!!
After packing all my belongings into the car (photo explanation here), I headed home, to offload, and then off to the camper/campground where DH, Tom, was waiting. We had sold our camper last weekend (yes, a story of how the Lord orchestrates and we stand out of the way and give thanks!) and Sunday was the beginning of bringing some of the site’s ‘stuff’ home.
First, was the picnic table, bikes, bonfire surround (yes, it is ours!!!!) and wood steps…….
All packed,just need the bicycles……….
A little visit with the neighbors and we headed home.
We’ll have one more weekend to finish up and will pull the camper home to finish the emptying and prepping for winter. Winter storage will be at our place and the new owners will get it next Spring. Time to close one chapter and begin another!!!!! Life is adventure……….we just have to “hang on”.
Til next time. This week is truly packed with quilting and a trek to Prairie du Chien (WI)……stay tuned for a future post!!!!!