A quick trip West and other news!

We moved to the USA in 1995 with four school aged children. It wasn’t a life long dream to come here but when Steve was offered a new job we said “yes”, and we are still here, more than 27 years later…

Steve’s sister’s daughter’s family took a similar leap of faith this year and we popped across the country to see them this weekend… as much as you can say a round trip of over 4000 miles is “popping” anywhere!! Steve’s sister, Kate, and her husband were in town too so it was a great time to say hello.

We took the 5.10 am flight on Saturday morning… what were we thinking? Security was crazy busy. We just got to our gate as boarding started but 5 hours 20 minutes from backing away from the gate we were landing in rainy, foggy Oakland. Kate and John picked us up and we headed over the bridge to San Mateo.

A trip to the local farmer’s market was on the morning’s agenda. Did I say it was raining?
We bought some locally grown fresh fruit and some excellent bread.Apparently we should have been able to see the Bay from here…Oh well!

We spent the afternoon catching up and then headed out to eat in the evening. Outside table anyone? Yes, it was still raining!!

And then a tour of the San Carlos Christmas lights.

The rain finally stopped during the night and the sun was shining on Sunday morning. Time to go and see the sea!

We drove to Half Moon Bay.Beautiful skies, and ocean views…Chowder for lunch and then back across the bay… We could appreciate the view this time 🙂Ready to fly home on the 4.55 flight!

Less than 36 hours but such fun.

Meanwhile, back in Catherine’s Quiltie-land… Show 3112 of the Quilt Show went live on Sunday!

This is a screen shot… the arrow does not work, but you get the idea? If you subscribe to The Quilt Show you already know all about it, but if you don’t? You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of the entire website here. That way you can watch my show and all the other ones too. You might decide you want to stay signed up or you can just cancel your subscription within the seven days and owe nothing.

There are segments on hand embroidery, walking foot quilting and Dorset Buttons. If you want to know more about any of the demos I do have on line classes… there’s a Quilting Daily Walking Foot Workshop, embroidery classes on- demand with Creative Spark (just click the highlighted links) and I will be offering a live Dorset Button class in January at STITCHES at home. Registration went live today at the STITCHES website here

AND of course I am always available to come and visit your local guild for a fun-filled time or find me a national Quilt Show near you. I try and keep my calendar page up to date so you know where I will be next.

Always an adventure!