Do you know what this means? It means I am going to have the wonderful opportunity to spend time in rooms full of bliss. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to it. Let's go.
As I walk in the door, my eyes instantly light up. Oh my -- I just want to become part of this room. It could be called a museum, perhaps a gallery, definitely eye candy, but for me it is heaven. Can I move in? Come with me through the house:
Front room: Sewing Machines, quilts, irons, and cases.
Prior Dining Room?: Long arm, Ribbons, antique quilts. Where the magic happens.
A look up: Allison's Bonnie Hunter quilts and aprons everywhere. Oh my --- Bonnie would stand in awe just as I am.
The hall: a wall of mini's -- I really need to give these a try.
So where does she actually sew? I know you are asking that. The kitchen/den area has a magic all of it's own. I spy Garden Party -- do you? Also a WONDERFUL friendship quilt.
The powder room: Oh my --- Hankies, hankies, and more hankies. What a lovely feminine room. I adore it. I should have taken a picture from outside the door so that you could have viewed the full glory of it all.
There is no doubt in this home that the owner loves her craft. It is as much a part of her as breathing is. I am just absorbing like a sponge and wanting to call a magazine to come and do a story on this. It is just that wonderful here.
After a delightful visit out on the patio with some scrumptious tea, I am treated to a personal viewing of the newly quilted Ribbons of Love. Oh my, the quilting is exquisite. Ribbons everywhere. I cannot wait to see it finished at retreat and to take a full picture for my collection. My heart is warm with seeing this pattern come to life. Her back is so very fun. I have some of those letters too. I wonder if she would let me copy this idea fora back or two.
We laugh and talk and share until a glance at the clock shocks us. I have been here for three hours. Wow. Where did the time go. Thank you Ms. Allison for opening your heart and your home to me. I have felt the love. See you next week on the Brazos.
Note: After I got home and was going through pictures, I discovered the following one. I think my camera did it all on it's own but it is a fitting close to this post.