It all started EARLY Saturday morning in St. Louis, Missouri......
I got on a plane, and when I landed......
.....this was my view in Denver, Colorado! When I see mountains like these, I just want to start singing "AMERICA, the Beautiful!"
For those of you who don't know, I have been a flight attendant for 12 years, and from time to time take advantage of my travel benefits when I am not working. I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the International Quilt Show in Houston last fall, and was able to meet some wonderful people there. One of the amazing people I met was..................
Alycia of http://www.alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/
(By the way, did you know the "i" is silent in her name?)
Have you ever met someone and became instant friends? Someone that "gets it?" And what I mean by that is someone that isn't pretentious, has some common sense, and is an incredible human being? Well, that's the way I felt about Alycia. Also, being a guy that quilts, I get my fair share of sneers from other quilters, and quilt shop owners and employees.......no sneering from Alycia! I have followed her blog for quite some time, and am always in amazement of the wonderful work she does for Quilts of Valor. Truly, she is an angel on earth!
Anywho, we established rapport, and a few weeks back, she invited me to play with her in her scraps. The goal? Make a starting point for Bonnie Hunter's scrap user's system. Alycia has been blessed by the goodness (scraps) of others, and was wanting to organize some of them into Bonnie's method. I "flew" at the chance to help!
At this point, let me remark that Alycia has an AMAZING family. Her husband Kelly couldn't have been more hospitable during my day long visit. He's a pretty dog gone good cookin' cowboy too! And her three sons are some of the nicest, well-mannered young men I have ever met.
(I HAD to visit the horses while I was there!)
Alycia and I were able to work most of Saturday cutting her scraps into strips. We talked, laughed, shared ideas and projects, and..................
by the end of the day we had probably cut about 40 yards of fabric into strips! This is just a sampling of them!
If you haven't visited Alycia's blog, please do! http://www.alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/ She is currently hosting a block drive for Quilts of Valor, and there is an amazing prize in store for someone who participates!
Thanks Alycia for a WONDERFUL day! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, and look forward to visiting again!
Next week there will be a big reveal in store for everyone.......what will it be? Will I be revealing my latest project? Interesting facts about myself? The way to make $1 million dollars? Stay tuned........
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter