Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm Back plus some mail

Whew , this month has just flown by , seems like forever since I have been here but it was a lovely break . Before I tell you about my trip I will tell you that yesterday I received a lovely package in the mail from Carrie , a little giveaway package with delightful charm squares , a Christmas fabric fat quarter and some cute little buttons too , Thanks so much Carrie , it was such a treat to open .
Don't you just love the little charms that look like knits , so cute !! A lovely way to start my day . If you are not familiar with Carrie's blog A Passion for Applique you really should treat yourself , Carrie does lovely work .
 I had a terrific time in the west , it was so nice to see my grandchildren after over a year and a half of not seeing them , they sure have grown :-)  The photo above it Saskatchewan from the air , just before landing , incredibly flat huh , see that road , straight as an arrow not one turn or hill to be seen ,so unlike Nova Scotia .
This photo is of Roger and the children as we take a little stroll along the river , Isaac insisted he wanted to bike and since Sophia had fallen asleep before we got there she wanted to be carried on her Dad's shoulders. It was a lovely day and a perfect day for a walk.
Here they are again at a water park and their Mom is joining in on the fun , they had so much fun here and didn't want to leave.
 This is Sophia , and in her words "I look like a lady " and indeed she is a sweet little lady .
Isaac chowing down on some waffles and of course the cars are never too far away , he loves his cars.
 I had so much fun with the grandchildren but I also was so pleased to have the opportunity to meet a few blogging friends , when I knew for sure I was going I contacted Annette and Monika so we could connect while I was there . It all worked our wonderfully as Annette was in town for an appointment that week so Monika made plans for us to meet at Periwinkles a lovely quilt shop in Saskatoon ,thanks to Michelle the shop owner for being so gracious and even providing cookies and coffee for our taste buds . Monika invited a few other quilters to join in so I was pleased to meet Flo ,and Brenda too. Brenda and I have exchanged postcards a time or two .
From the left is Annette , Michelle , me , Flo, Monika and Brenda T(no blog yet). It was so nice to meet each of you and sit and chat for a spell then we went across the road to enjoy some lovely icecream together , I chose saskatoon berry which Monika was sweet enough to pay for  :-) It was very delicious !!
Annette and I have been emailing back and forth for quite a while and she  made me this great tote which has already had some use , a perfect size to take to quilting on Tuesdays , I am sure the girls will be glad to see me with a new bag ;-)  I love the bright cheery colors too and it has pockets inside which will be extra useful for carrying my needles and thimble . Thanks Annette .
After our little get together Annette and her husband offered to drive me back to my son's home and thankfully they are better at directions than I am , being a small town girl the big city is a bit overwhelming to me . It was great to get those few extra minutes with Annette too .
 Well I guess I have kept you long enough , I have absolutely no sewing to report , my machine is going to think I forgot all about it but not a chance of that happening , hope to remedy that real soon once I get back to normal here .
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your day .
Hugs Sheila


  1. nice to have you back!!! It must have been so nice; grandchildren and meeting the girls!!!

  2. So glad you got to spend time with your sweet little grandchildren. It must have been hard to say good-bye. Such cuties! So nice to meet up with the Prairie blogging buddies too. Sounds like you had an awesome time.

  3. Thanks for sharing! You almost (but not quite) made me homesick for all the flatness! And thanks for the quilt ladies pictures; now I can picture Monika when I talk to her!

  4. Oh I am so glad you got the time to visit your grandbabies. That must have just warmed your heart after not seeing them for so long.

    Is that part of the country all flat like that?

  5. They sure have grown up. :) Such beautiful children. Hugs,

  6. welcome back! looks like you had a wonderful time seeing your family and catching up with bloggy friends.

  7. What a wonderful vacation! Your grandies are adorable, and I'm sure you enjoyed every precious moment with them. And then a chance to meet some bloggers and do a little shopping. Icing on the cake.

  8. So glad you had a great vacation. Your grandkids are cute.
    thanks for the compliment about my blog. enjoy your win.

  9. Sheila what beautiful grandchildren you have and what a lovely post.xx

  10. Oh such cute Grandies and sounds like you had a great vacation. It is so lovely to meet blogging friends. Lovely photo of you all. Such a happy post. Great to have you back.

  11. Welcome home! Glad you had a nice trip.

  12. It is really lovely to spend time with your granndies.What a bonus to meet bloggy friends and do a little shopping.
    You can sew anytime...

  13. Great trip . So nice for you to meet up with your friends.

  14. Glad you are back and had a nice time. Enjoyed your pictures and mail!

  15. it was sew nice that your family shared you with us. it also was great to chat with you and just to give you a hug. thsoe are soemgreat pics of the kids.
    have a great weekend sheila
    in stitches

  16. Nice to see you back safe and sound. You must miss those two grandkiddies. They are so cute and looks like you had an awesome time with them.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  17. what a lovely time..... so fun to be with the family and I found it fun to see you and Annette together as I read both of you...

  18. What a wonderful time with family, with an added bonus of meeting up with blogging friends!