Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Husband's A Keeper

Here we are right between Christmas and New Years, and I am officially On Vacation! Our kids are home for a week-long visit, and so I'm not going to stitch a single stitch while they're here. I plan to thoroughly enjoy their company since I get to see them so rarely these days.

The view from our living room at the cabin

But I do have to share my exciting news with you. My dear, dear husband surprised me so much with my Christmas gift. He gave me a Gift Certificate good for transportation, meals, lodging and registration to all the classes I want at AQS Quiltweek in Phoenix!!!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Over the past few months I kept looking at the AQS Quiltweek emails as they arrived  in my Inbox, and mentioned it a time or two about what a great opportunity. Okay, maybe three or four times. At least. But the expense of having to fly down and get a motel kept it off my radar. I had long ago dismissed the idea.  So, much to my surprise, he had listened and then surprised me. What a guy!

I guess by now my family knows I'm a Quilty Nut.  I also received two quilt books and a new Olfa  rotary cutter. And a Go Baby! Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled rotten, I am! (Don't I love it?)

So yesterday I booked my trip for the first week in February. I'll definitely be ready to get out of the cold and soak up some warm Arizona sunshine just about that time.  If any of you are planning to attend this show, be sure to let me know - I'd love to meet you in person!

Right now, we're off to do some snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and enjoy all the whiteness that covers our Idaho mountains right now. But I'll be thinking of Arizona . . . .

The view off our second story deck. We need more snow!

Quilting with a smile,


  1. You lucky duck! Wish I could join you. Enjoy the time with your kids and playing in the snow.

  2. What an awesome gift ! Have a fun time in Arizona !

  3. Woww, what a wonderful present. I bet you have a wonderful time.

  4. Hi, Barb, so nice of your husband! What a gift! Here's to a happy new year ahead!

  5. WOW!! You hit the jackpot! How wonderful for you. Ya...I think he is a keeper. You have a great New Year too! :)

  6. I'm completely jealous! You deserve it! Wish I could fit in your suitcase.....Happy New Year!

  7. WOOT WOOOO!!!! Nice!!! I checked out the'll have to post about the classes you take! Can ya imagine two quilters carpooling there....LOL!!!! (I too would have love to fit in your suitcase!) HAVE FUN!!!!


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