Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yesterdays adventure :-)

Remember I told you I was taking part in a nine block exchange ,well yesterday was our first exchange, this was no ordinary exchange , oh no , we made it into a special party and it just so happened that Carol had celebrated her birthday the day before so we celebrated with her . We all met at Marlayne's cottage and the day could not have been more perfect , the sun was shining there was a nice breeze and it was actually a little chilly by the water when that sun decided to go behind the clouds but hey we didn't mind in the least . Marlayne was a wonderful hostess and I am sure she must have thought we had not eaten in a week , she had quite a spread of food for us , starting out with some yummy dips with crackers and then this , I mean I thought I was in Hawaii :-)
Isn't this exotic and oh it was just as yummy as it looks , divine really . We sat around her deck

 and chatted and some even shared some show and tell , want to see , sure you do .
 This beautiful red work was done by Julia and was a preprinted panel she bought in Alaska last year when a few of her friends had gone on a cruise , lucky gals . She cut the panel apart then did the red work and added the sashings and border , isn't it gorgeous . Here is a close up of one of the blocks.
Then Diane shared this lovely scrappy quilt with us , this is on my list for this year ,a great scrap buster for sure.
Linda also shared some scrappy blocks she has started , here is a close up of one of her blocks .

It is called River John Road and is definitely another great scrap buster and we all have those or maybe I am just speaking for myself ;-)
Joan had shared some mini quilts she has recently finished but I neglected to take photos of those but trust me they are lovely and she was actually sitting there working on another one.
 Before we headed inside for supper we did our exchange , these are the blocks I received plus two that I made were  added in there to make an even dozen.
I am loving this already and you know we had so much fun we moved the date up for our next exchange , better get sewing .
 Supper was just delicious , Marlayne went all out and prepared salads for us and barbecued chicken and Carol brought some of her famous homemade rolls .
The birthday girl is straight ahead in the dark jacket , hope you enjoyed your day Carol . Her sister Julia brought birthday cake for us to enjoy and Marlayne had also made triffle and had ice cream .  I mean by this time the only room was in my big toe but I managed to squeeze it all in.
And here is our wonderful hostess , giving us some snacks in the afternoon .
I know this is turning into a very long picture heavy post but I have to share just a couple of photos of the area around Marlaynes cottage , so peaceful .
and one more for good measure ...
Well maybe two just because I love rocks ;-)

I hope you enjoyed your little Nova Scotia adventure with me as much as I enjoyed sharing it with all of you , I really appreciate your visits and hope you have a super nice day. Thanks for stopping by.
 hugs Sheila


  1. The food does look delicious, the company fun , blocks look great and what a wonderful view. Just a perfect day...

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely day Sheila. Looks like great quilty fun. What a feast, for the stomach and the eyes!

  3. looks like a lot of fun .... one day I hope to be there too....
    the quilts the food and the photos of what's around you....
    have a great one my friend
    in stitches

  4. good to see that you had lot of fun..

  5. Yummy food & fabulous company. What more could you want. :) Great photo's Hugs,

  6. I love seeing the pictures around your area and all the different work people are doing.... great day for every one....

  7. a wonderful gathering in such a beautiful setting.
    what a great way to swap blocks!

  8. What a wonderful day! I'm definitely coming to Nova Scotia next year. I'll let you know when we start planning.

  9. What pretty pictures! It looks like you had a lovely adventure! :0)

  10. what a beautiful place Sheila and love your happy post and all that food,yummy.xx

  11. That looks like a great day with good food and sharing with friends!