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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Meeting up with Nancy J

It’s always so nice to have a catch up with a fellow blogger.  We were staying in our caravan in Jean’s hometown – she blogs as Nancy J on All Points of the Compass.  Jean has been unwell lately so I wanted to pop in and see her, and took a bunch of flowers to cheer her up. 

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With Jean

We had plenty to chat about, health matters of course – sad but true as we get older, family and quilting.  Jean is taking part in the 150 Canadian Women quilt project, which pays homage to the women who made Canada great and honours Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday.  She showed me the blocks she had made so far, and the glorious red batiks she has gathered for this project.

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Jean’s Canadian blocks

It was nice to meet up with Jean’s house guest Joyce again, (hello Joyce) and members of Jean’s family who were staying for a few days.  We didn’t see any of the cats, they were keeping well away from the visitors.  This was just a short visit as the house was full, and as we said our goodbyes we reminded Jean to take care, and went back to the camp. 

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Part of Jean’s lovely grounds

3 comments:

Nancy J said...

Quality, not quantity is the name of our visit, it was wonderful to see you both, and my flowers, I am truly so blessed with wonderful friends. Raining here this morning, family on their way back to Rotorua, and the 150 Canadian Women blocks, I am swapping fabrics with lovely quilters in Canada, to gather a greater variety of reds. Health, old age, quilting, and our feline family members, those with us and those who have left, always a huge gap there. A good time was had by all!!! or so the Kiwi saying goes. Thanks so much for popping in.

Kate said...

Jenny, you are so kind.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I think I am all caught up now on your posts Jenny. Emma loved her quilt like she loves her horse! And what a lovely meal you had; lots of good eating goes on where ever you are, LOL. Yes you had quite the year in 2016 caravan travel and especially made good inroads into you UFO's with lovely finishes. And you did so well with your health crisis too. How sweet you stopped to visit Jean. What lovely grounds she has.