Quilt Sue's visit came to an end way too soon yesterday morning. Mr. Joe, Gail and I escorted her back to the San Francisco airport for her return flight to London. We had a family send-off the night before with a barbecue topped off by cupcakes sporting an American flag.
Sue was so thoughtful and brought gifts for all of my grandchildren. In return, the girls made Sue a drawing of the Union Jack inscribed with little thank you notes.
Sue made us a wonderful table topper which is a perfect match in our kitchen. Just look at the plaid she used! This will be a wonderful reminder of Sue, and the good times we enjoyed during her visit to California.
Nancie Anne gave us each a crown in honor of the Queen's visit which we wore proudly. (So did our dogs.)
Nancy also gave us little bunnies. If the air fares keep sky-rocketing, we can row across THE POND to see each other!
My friend and neighbor Ruth, gave Sue, my sister Gail, and me a wonderful Jim Shore sewing machine box.
Inside the box is a tiny little pair of scissors and spool of thread. This will be the perfect place to put my Mother's silver thimble so it will never get lost.
On the bottom of the box it says, "Create A Life Sew Beautiful". Isn't that what we do as quilters? We get together and quilt with our friends, creating a life sew beautiful. Our lives and hearts were filled with friendship, laughter (Sue kept us in stitches), and love over the past twelve days. Her presence was Sew Beautiful!