We drove back to Cleveland so I could hop on a plane the next morning to travel to Abbotsford, Canada. Herb had planned to go with me, however, our son Herb and his wife asked him to come to Columbus to care for Micah age 10 while they went on a trip Herb Jr. had earned in his job. Herb and Micah had a fine time with a special lunch time at school, baseball tryouts, and more.
As we approached Abbotsford, the snow capped mountains were so fabulous I had to take a picture out the plane window to show you. Wow!
Abbotsford is very close to the United States line above Washington state and east of Vancouver, Canada. It is a farming community with quite a bit of development going on. There are ski lodges not too far away and I’d really like to go back to visit and spend some time seeing the sites of British Columbia!
The 16th Annual Sewing and Crafts Show brought people from great distances. Some flew in for the show, others drove. Below, this group of ladies enjoyed their day and kept track of each other with the bright orange berets they had knit. It seemed appropriate that I wear my “where’s Sue hat” too.
There was a great deal of interest in all Husqvarna Viking machines, sergers and products. My program was on the free stage and attended by large groups. They especially liked the needle felted embellishment with free motion and many of them bought Huskystar ER10 needle felting machines. There were quite a few people new to sewing looking for a machine and the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire series was perfect for them. Above, you see Judy owner of The Sewing Room, the Husqvarna Viking dealer at A Great Notion’s Quiltworks in Abbotsford,
I enjoyed meeting Della, the new owner of Sundrop Textiles Inc., the Husqvarna Viking Dealer in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Her store specializes in beautiful fabrics and classes on how to create fashion. The store motto “Let Sundrop keep you in stitches”!
From Canada, I stopped on the way home (it really wasn’t on the way at all!) to visit our youngest son Bruce and family in Simi Valley, California where little Brooke Elaine is three weeks old and now weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces. I just couldn’t go to Sweden for over a month without seeing our tenth grandchild first! Big sisters Amanda and Sage and I walked to the park for the afternoon while Mommy and Brooke took a nap! What fun. I also accomplished taking a picture of Brooke with her eyes open. She is the newest member of our growing family and soon I’ll be able to tell you about what I’m working on. This is something I know you will want to do for your family too! “Sew” much heritage and love!
I’m eager to get to Sweden tomorrow to sew again on the new Husqvarna Viking top-of-the-line and report back to you!
Until next time…..