Re-tracing My Roots
That’s me with my Nana. I was about seven years old. One of the last trips I made with my family to visit my grandparents in Manitoba. I blogged about my grandmother way back in January.
My Nana was a quilter. And my cousin Cathy, who lives in Manitoba, is a quilter. And I am a quilter.
It does run in the blood.
If you read the post from January about my Nana, you will not be surprised when I say that on Tuesday, my husband and I are packing the car, picking up my parents, and heading to northern Manitoba for two weeks. I’m still in a bit of shock about the decision, as I never in a million years thought I’d get back there. It’s been too long since I’ve been with my family. I don’t know any of them. But it’s time to spark old (and new) relationships and friendships. Long overdue.
On the way home I will be stopping in Dauphin, Manitoba. The Parkland’s Crocus Quilters’ Guild is hosting a quilt show September 25 & 26, and Quilter’s Connection Magazine will be a merchant. More details on the show here, if you are in the area.
I’m quite looking forward to the trip. Looking forward to learning a bit more about me. I hope to blog a bit about the journey, but will be saving all the really, really good stories for an article for the Winter issue of the magazine.
Wish me luck.