Sunday, September 9, 2012
I MET RUTH!
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