Well, today was the first day of our Shop Hop and I got to work from 10:00 till 2:00, which I will do for the next three days also. My job today was to stamp the pass ports and give out the free block. It was so fun to see everyone's reaction to the block, they really seemed to like it, and many said it even looked cuter than the pictures. That made me feel like a million bucks! Plus, it was nice if they had any questions about making them, then I was there to answer those too.
I love to see and meet all the new people. How fun to get to know a little bit about them and see their love for quilting too. I sorta wished that I would have joined in the Quilting Circles, earlier in my life. Quilter's are amazing people. They are compassionate, selfless and eager to give to others. Yes, I could have used more of those kind of people in my life as I grew up.
My fondest memories as a small child is of my Grandmother and Aunt, who were both quilters and wonderful, positive examples in my life. Both left this life a bit earlier than I would have liked, but still their memories and love for quilting has stayed with me. And when I started quilting again in my 40's... it felt like my Grandmother and Aunt were close to me again. I think they would be proud to know that I carried that tradition on. Their quilts are still a main decoration in my home and as I look at them ( especially now ) and realize all the work that went into them! They were all done by hand too! That is amazing and truly a gift to me and my family.
So today was wonderful, I got to make more new friends. I hope to yet see some of you come in the shop soon to get your free Shop Hop block.
See ya then!
P.S. Here is a look at half of the block, I don't know what I did to make that come up only half way? And of course my family isn't here to help me! I am a really not very computer savvy. I hope you can get the idea of what it looks like from here?
Sorry about that! :)
Or maybe what I should have said is this " Here is a part of what the block looks like, come into the shop to be able to see the whole thing! :) Yes, that's better...now I don't feel so foolish!