hudson valley modern quilt guild with Kristin

We at the Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild were fortunate enough to have our June meeting at Kristin’s house.  She pulled out all of the stops and we were greeted by splendid quilts –DSCN7472DSCN7471DSCN7465DSCN7473

So much fun to be surrounded by quilts, but it gets even better – Kristin has an extraordinary pool with many gardens and lovely flowers, birdhouses unlike any other – I was in heaven as I’m sure all of our members were.DSCN7466DSCN7474DSCN7468

Did I mention that we were poolside – lounging under a fabulous cabana?DSCN7480DSCN7470DSCN7485DSCN7462

I’d like to talk about the extraordinary quilts that I saw, but everything was moving so fast!  There were homemade cream puffs and gorgeous breads and chocolate dipped strawberries – all too delicious and enticing to ignore!   Kristin took us inside and gave us the rundown on her long arm quilting business –DSCN7458

It’s so fascinating to see how she works her magic on our quilts!  We had the best afternoon ever.  Thank you Kristin, for your generosity and wonderful hospitality.  I did not want to leave!  But I did have to show this – my favorite aspect of your property ..DSCN7477 This is a shed!  Not the kind that you see very often!  I love it – I loved my time with you – you are the BEST, thank you.

Today’s Buzz:  Bees get very very thirsty and shallow clean water sources are hard for them to find.  You can make a bee ‘cafe’.  I’ll show you how next time.

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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3 Responses to hudson valley modern quilt guild with Kristin

  1. Hi Jody! I am sorry that I have not been by to visit in several weeks. It sounds like you have been up to a busy spring. I love this post about your quilting meeting! It looks like you had a wonderful time. It is always so energizing to meet up with other creative women and share experiences and enthusiasm. I had to laugh out loud at the picture of the shed with the zombie sign! What a fun sense of humor. 🙂 It has been a rough spring for me health wise and my computer was also down for almost a month. Thankfully my mad scientist husband was able to take it apart and get it back up and running. I have missed writing and visiting with everyone.

    We got some really sad news a couple of days ago. A good friend of mine, only 52 years old had an aneurysm and is in the hospital. She has lost much of her short term memory and the doctors are not sure if it will come back. We are all in kind of a state of shock. She believes she is in 2005 and doesn’t recognize me and other members of her family. It happened so suddenly, I saw her only 3 days before and she was in great shape. I am thankful though that she is alive and everyone is just being grateful and taking it a day at a time and trying not to worry too much. But it has shaken me up a lot, and sure puts all of the important stuff into perspective.

    Tony and I have also been looking into some golden retriever rescue groups and I think in a few weeks we may start seriously looking into finding another “golden boy” to bring into our hearts and home. We both have so much love to give and I think we are ready now to welcome a new friend into our lives. I am getting pretty excited about it. I’ll be sure and let you know as soon as anything happens.

    We have also had lots of company this spring. It felt like we were running our own bed and breakfast for awhile, but I had a wonderful time. Since flying is so difficult for me I am very thankful to have friends who are willing to come all the way across country to visit us! It means the world to me.

    I have been working on some little projects. With all the extra pain I have been having, the joints in my fingers have been really effected. But I have learned from experience that it often gets better and goes into remission with time so until then I have switched gears and have pulled out all my baby yarn. When I am having a good day or hour, I work on colorful preemie baby hats. There is a hospital charity in Arkansas that I like to send my baby gifts to.

    I’ll close for now Jody, but I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and hoping that you are having a good spring. Your work as always is just outstandingly beautiful! I always feel like your blog recharges my creativity. It inspires and gives me energy! Hopefully I will be back up and feeling like writing in my blog regularly again soon. Again, thanks for staying in touch and until next time…With Love Delisa 🙂


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