I rarely get to visit our work in Bermuda but this year we had the privilege of traveling there twice. The setting is wonderful – not tropical, but certainly sub-tropical.
This time it was a combined visit for our NAB meeting, the farewell to the TC and a visit of the CSS/Bermuda Congress.
We did manage to arrive just as Tropical storm Jerry was approaching the island but the storm was not severe and our plans went off as intended.
So here’s a few photos to sum up our trip, which proved to be very profitable.
From Wendy in 2011…
No one enters into quilting half-hearted.
It is the kind of hobby or artwork if I can be that elaborate the description, that requires a fearless commitment. By the pure cost of a good sewing machine, you must be willing to equip yourself with this major investment. Secondly, by nature quilting means buying fabric – often before you need it. A good fabric, good colours, a good sale – and there you have begun your stash!
Know what a stash is? It’s the accumulated pieces of fabric that are awaiting their call to be part of an heirloom. It is those saved bits that will fit perfectly into a project that is started and awaits a certain look or combination.
Quilting is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who are willing to work at detail and do it with passion knowing that the final product is worth every muttered frustration.
This recent article in The Globe & Mail by Oliver Willms outlines something of the way quilting sweeps away not only the quilter but all who share their residence.
The CSS took to the air recently to travel to Chicago for their Thanksgiving weekend and the kick-off of the Christmas season which represents an increase in services to the poor and fund-raising for The Army. It was great to see Wendy go off in her role as the executive officer. I would have loved to have been in attendance but I stayed home to look after duties here.
This photo is from Chicago. Wendy is sporting the festival tunic of the group.