We met at her local quilt shop, Lille Stasjon, and if you guessed I spent some (!!) money, you are right.
I am starting Leanne's House, in Japanese fabrics, as we speak, so to say.
May Britt was very supportive, helping me picking from the shelves ;-)
Here are my treasures:
I will mix these with Japanese fabrics I already have here.
May Britt's house has 2 porches, and we sat on the main porch first, having lunch, and when it was to hot, we moved to the other side of the house, where we spent the rest of the day outdoors, chatting, laughing, stitching, drinking coffee and soft drinks.
I got the chance to admire May Britt's quilts around her house. Every room have decorations made by her, some for decorations only and some utility things, like draw string purses of different sizes and purposes. Her sewing room is lovely and even her Ufos are neatly stacked.
When it comes to stitchery May Britt and I am two of a thread - or is it kind ? ;-)
She tipped me that Leanne Beasley of Leanne's House is coming to Norway in the autumn and now I am booked for Leanne's workshop too, with a sleepover at May Britt's house !
What can possibly beat that ???
May Britt is lovely company, as always, and her smile and laughter are very catching. If you saw me now, you would see I smile just writing about it :-)
You already know she is very skilled with the needle and it was very inspiring to spend time with her.
I was back home here a quarter to midnight, and even if it was a long drive, the driving conditions were good, with one of the rare evenings we have here this time of year, when it is still a touch of light by midnight.
I regret I did not stop near here to take a photo of the horizon, with reflections of the sun by midnight. It was a very special sight. Right after sundown the sky looked like mother of pearl too, in pink. I was playing a nice talk show on the radio, and I sang out loud to the music, so the drive was pleasant. Singing out loud when driving alone is one of my quirks, remember ?
Thanks for a wonderful day May Britt :-)
Early this morning, at 6.30 am the new fabrics went in the washing machine, and here they are drying. Goes well with the garden on wheels my DH built recently :-)
I was planning to cut them early today, for the first Leanne's House block, but good things also happens in clusters * yes ! *
and a friend dropped by for lunch and chatting on the porch, and after, it was time for running some errands and stuff.
Now, at 8 pm, I am cutting into my new fabrics :-)
PS. I will not be counting my buys anymore.
I will keep in mind that mindless buying brings little joy and new buys are for cutting into - and first and foremost: I am in this for the fun! :-)
Diet does not mean to not eat - diet mean regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one's weight
I can do a fabric diet - and I am still on the right side of using more than I am buying, and I will keep the diet plan in mind, but not let it take over for the fun :-)
Time to start the new block with the new fabrics !