Sunday, September 9, 2012


Hi, Everyone!  I have to tell you that I met the sweetest person last Saturday.  Ruth of Country Log Cabin.  She and her husband, DH (and yes, that's what I call/ed him) were traveling up the New Jersey turnpike on their way to visit family in New York.  With a little juggling, we agreed to meet at the James Fenimore Cooper rest stop on the Jersey turnpike.  I was so excited!  Then Ruth says, "Bring some of your projects, I would love to see them!"

The panic set in.  What should I bring?  Quickly cleaned out the car (I don't always bring everything in from my shopping trips, LOL) and started loading stuff.  By the time I was done, the whole back seat was covered and I wasn't sure I had brought enough!

I got to the rest stop early.  Ruth said they were driving a red truck with a white 5 wheel trailer.  I watched and watched and suddenly, there they were (kinda hard to miss).  Her vehicle was the only trailer hauled into the rest stop the whole time I was there!  There was no mistaking it!

After our initial meeting (I couldn't stop grinning), Ruth and I spent some time at my car looking over my stuff.  I had so much, LOL!  Then we went to her trailer.  I can't tell you how marvelous it is.  So compact yet so much room!  And she has a whole little quilting area all mapped out - sewing machine, cutting table and all!  One of her quilts graces the bed and it is absolutely gorgeous!  Then there are the other little touches, her own table runner, Love's Texas wall hanging, her grandchildren's artwork and the little stitchery of Texas bluebonnets I sent her!  A true home away from home.

DH, Ruth and I had lunch and gabbed about all sorts of things.  All too soon the time was gone.  So we took a couple of pictures and said our goodbyes!

Ruth, I can't thank you enough for this opportunity.  It was the highlight of my Labor Day weekend!  And, to all my other blogging buddies out there, if you are ever in my vicinity, let me know!

Love from Liri


  1. How cool;) You guys must have had a grand time;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  2. A whole car packed with projects? Whew! I'm not sure I have THAT many! (*giggle* I probably do) It's so great you two got to meet, particularly considering the distance between you, but we all know Ruth is quite the traveller! So how about showing US bloggers some of that carload of projects? :)

  3. It was so much fun to get together!! It is one of the highlights of our trip - that's for sure. Thanks, Liri, for making the effort to come to meet us. Thankfully, it worked out, when we thought it might not. Now, if you ever get near Dallas, let me know! Remember the Dallas Quilt show - usually in March.

  4. Liri, so cool that you got to meet Ruth (and DH). (I was really excited when I got to meet her too.) I might have to get a camper and hit the road so I can meet all my blogging buddies.
    I think that would be just awesome.
    Glad you were able to work out the details.
    (Of course we all would love to see all those projects you showed her). ;)

  5. What an exciting way to meet! I'm so glad the timing and place got worked out. Ruth is such a joy to me; we got to meet at a quilt shop, along with Jennifer, and we are looking forward to another meeting when Ruth finally gets back home! I know I'll never get to your area, but Liri, if you ever get to Dallas area, I'm sure there are at least two or three and maybe more, who will be meeting up with you! ---"Love"

  6. That's fantastic! What fun to meet up with each other. On my last trip to Oregon, Ruth and I came close but meeting didn't work out. Maybe another time. I'm so glad the two of you had such a good time. If you ever get to the Dallas area, Albuquerque is not that much farther and you are always welcome to stop by. If I ever get close to your area, I will gladly arrange to meet you, too!