A Visit from Connie

Connie came for a visit a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t tell you about it yet.  Connie lives a jaunt from me.  2 1/2 hours I think.  It’s actually further than that if you consider all the stops between my house and hers that offer great thrift store shopping.

Connie is a thrifter like me and enjoys stopping at the shops which is good for me as they entice her to come my way.  HA!!

Connie rarely comes without goodies.  Like many of us, she’s been cleaning out goodies…so she passed some on but she also shared some great quilt finishes she’s recently done.

I can’t remember exactly which one but I think this one was from “Just Get Done Quilts”.  I had not heard of them so it was interesting to learn about someone new.  Connie said this was so fun to make.
Next up Connie went crazy making Bonnie Hunter’s last year Leader and Ender challenge Easy Breezy.  Connie said she was tired of all of her fallish fabrics and wanted to use them up.  She cut out and finished not one…

Not two…

..but three tops.

She chose to put a sashing between her blocks and I really love it.

She also said she cut out enough blocks for her mom, daughter, and granddaughter to make a quilt.  Holy WOW!  That must have used up a lot of fall-colored prints.

She also made a quilt using up some of her Thimbleberries collection.  I believe she said this was a Gudrun pattern.  How fun.  They almost look like elongated nine patches.

Connie brought goodies for the kids.

…and lots of batting scraps which I will be passing on.

Connie brought me this AMAZING ladder.  She thought the ladder was designed for cherry pickers.  Long ago she picked it up in her travels and was now ready to part with it.  I’m thrilled she thought of me.  I love it!

I tried it in the living room.  The ladder didn’t work for the spot I was thinking of.  It was too wide at the base.  So I took it up to the spare room look…it’s perfect.  I need to put another quilt or two on it.  Oh my.  I really think I couldn’t have found anything better.

If I leave the bedroom door open, here is my view when I come up the stairs.  Isn’t it great??

This was my only room without a quilt rack and now it has one.  The wall space was perfect.  Call me HAPPY!!  Thanks so much, Connie.

There were other goodies from Connie too.  A roll of homespun fabric big enough to back lots of quilts, a bag on Minky, and other goodies too.

Remember I told you Connie stopped at my thrift store on the way to my house?  Check out what she bought.

It’s a cute little metal stove that she picked up to put in her flower garden.

Didn’t she set it up so cute?

Connie showed it to me when she came but it looks even cuter than I imagined.

It was so good to see Connie.  It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a chance to get together.  She thought she hadn’t seen me in person since Kramer passed away but I think she was through one time for a really quick stop to pick up a bed frame.

Whenever it is, it’s always good to see Connie.  I count her as one of the blessings of starting the blog.  Without the blog, I would have never met her.

Thanks so much for the goodie Connie but mostly thanks for the friendship.

10 thoughts on “A Visit from Connie”

  1. How fun to have a good friend stop in and she is like a kindred spirit. The ladder looks great where you put it and the quilts look good on it. How fun to see how she used that old stove – looks very good. So glad you had fun seeing Connie, and oh, her quilts were pretty also.

  2. Oh my! Those quilts are beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. I remember meeting Connie at the retreat and she told me she knew you two would be besties. She is such a sweet lady. Good friends are so important.

  3. Your Bow Tie Bliss quilt looks perfect on the ‘new’ quilt ladder in your spare room! Connie’s quilts look almost like stained glass. Hmm, more ideas! Thanks for sharing your Saturday with us.

  4. Judith Fairchild

    The just get it done quilt looks so much like several my mom made. She would be piecing a quilt top and not have enough to finish she would look through her stash of stuff given to her or that was in hand and find something to fill the space. She didn’t quilt her work she tied them with yarn. Especially woolen ones. Those were great at keeping us warm.
    So glad you have good friends to be there for you. I think the ladder is the neatest quilt holder I’ve seen.

  5. Beryl in Owatonna

    My favorite thrift store is in Grundy Center…Trinkets and Togs! I love the thrift stores in Iowa.
    Connie’s quilts are beautiful!! I see a stained glass in one also. I miss the Thimble Berries fabric line.
    The ladder is perfect, I am looking for one also. I will know it when I see it. I don’t know what size or anything, I just want a ladder.
    I do not how you get so much accomplished in a day, WOW!

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