Monday, June 16, 2008

A gift from Argentina

I hadn't worked much the month of May -- only one day. So when May was finally over and it was time to go back to work - I worked 5 shifts in 9 days!! That was a bit of a shock -LOL. So I am still recovering a bit from the last week of work.

I did get to have a fantastic visit with Wendy on one of my days off. You can read all about it on her blog. It is so great to finally meet Wendy and she lives so close. I am looking forward to going on a bit of a shopping trip out in her direction next time. There are a few little quilt shops out in her area that I have never been to before and I really would love to see them.

I am getting ready to head off for another trip to Calgary and a visit with little Hunter. I hear he is over 10 lbs now and really alert and happy. I need more pictures!!

I received a package from my blogging friend Andrea from Tierra del Fuego before we left on our cruise. Andrea and I have been visiting by email and MSN for the last year or so.

She sent me a wonderful package - full of pieces of fabric from her fabric collection. I had sent her some fabric from my collection as well. We both sharing our collection of butterfly fabric and we are planning to one day make a butterfly quilt. As you can see she also sent a lovely cushion cover that she made and she sent a little cute little t-shirt for Hunter as well. Andrea writes her blog in Spanish but we are able to talk to each other on MSN in English - which is great because I have no ability to do anything in Spanish - I was thinking maybe Andrea should start teaching me a bit here and there -LOL. Andrea's daughter Lucia - sent a beautifully written letter in English and Octavio made a picture just for me. It is so amazing -- this world of blogging!! Who could have imagined that a you could meet and talk with people from all over the world - places as far away as Tierra del Fuego and as close as New Westminster.


  1. You got some really nice goodies from a far. Even with the language barrier we can still communicate through blogging. The butterfly quilt sounds wonderful, any ideas on the pattern you will use or still in the collecting mode...LOL.
    I look forward to our next shopping trip.

  2. We missed Hunter's photos too. From what you wrote he is making great progresses on his weight. A big hug to your dear grandchild and to Jessica.
    So good to meet nice people, isn´t it? near or far away.
    I didn´t know you collect butterfly fabrics and I will check what I have in my stash.

  3. Have a wonderful time with Hunter and I hope you will take lots of pictures.

  4. Enjoy your trip and have a nice time with Hunter.
    ciao ciao

  5. I think one of the best things about blogging is the people we get to meet from all over, people we likely would never have met otherwise!
    You got some wonderful goodies -- that butterfly fabric is glorious!

  6. Lovely goodies! Blogging is great!