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February 14, 2011

Lancaster here I come!

A month from today I will be meeting 6 new friends from the Netherlands. Last summer when Yvonne was here she mentioned to me about the trip her friends were going to make in March of 2011 to the American Quilters Society Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA. She invited me to join along but I thought there would be no way I could join them. The trip was not mentioned for a couple of months. For a birthday present, Stuart surprised me with a flight and my lodging to join all these ladies. Pretty exciting, don't you agree? Not only am I going to somewhere I've never been but I will be doing it with some amazing women I have never met. I'm feeling pretty excited and nervous at the same time. This is a picture of the ladies that belong to the "BEE". They tell me I'm a member but I'm just not able to join them every Thursday evening for the fun night of sewing and laughing that goes on. There's just a tad of a distance problem there. Yvonne keeps me posted of the nights events though. Not all of these ladies will be making the trip. In the back, Hilde(PA), Francella, Martine(PA), Patricia, Yvonne D.(PA).
Front row is Sipkje, Sienke(PA), Yvonne(PA), and Rennie(PA). Not pictured is Cisca who will also be on board that flight headed for the states. Thanks to Yvonne, she sent me this picture so I could start learning names and faces. I can't wait to actually meet all of them. Just hope I remember everyone.
We will be staying in the Old Stasburg Inn right there in Stasburg. From the picture it looks like a really nice place. So quaint and inviting, just like they say the people of Lancaster are. We will be attending the quilt show and of course visiting all the vendor booths there. We will be taking a tour of the Amish country. And I bet there will be lots of shopping there also. I've been saving, saving, saving!

So watch out Lancaster, some pretty wild and crazy ladies are coming your way.

P.S. My name badge just got here in the mail. This trip is coming faster and faster each day.

6 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh Wish I could come! I just had one of my quilts published in a magazine from the Netherlands. And guess where I'm from? Right around Lancaster (pronounced LAnkaster) say it really fast with the accent on LA so you'll sound like a native when you get there. Def. not pronounced like Burt Landcaster. Don't do that. I'm from Reading which is really close, well 40 miles. Like Provo and SLC. I love it there. LOVE. I hope you have fun. I miss it so much. Go to the farmer's market and get fresh food from the mennonites. Like a fresh soft pretzel or fresh crab cakes they will cook right there for you. Love it there!

Martha said...

Lucky lady!! Sounds like you are going to have so much fun. Can't wait to hear about it and see pictures.

martine said...

Hi Shannon, looking forward to meet you.
Martine.

Yvonne said...

I am even getting more exited after reading your blog! Counting the days.....

Rennie said...

Well I have to tell you you are not the only one who is pretty exciting about the trip. Our so called "American Ladies" getting nervous. Tonight we have a meeting to talk about all the ins and outs of our coming trip. I am counting the days.

tuinpatchcarina said...

Hi shannon, now I'll follow your trips and travel from holland. Can imagine you all very much excited.you are going to have so much fun. I hope there is still time to write on your blog then I enjoy with you.!