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Hello Everyone,

If you have been wondering why I have been kind of unavailable the past few days, well it is because I had to get out of snowy New England and visit my parents in Arizona! So glad I am here, there is NO snow and lots of pure unadulterated sunshine. Happiness does exist!!

Since I knew I was coming to the glorious southwest and I also knew that Nedra of (Cactus Needle fame) sometimes frequents the Phoenix metro area... I sent her an e-mail to see if she would be in the area.

I couldn't believe it when she e-mailed me and said she was going to stay an extra day to see little old me. I was tickled and so thrilled!


So after several years of reading each other's blogs and e-mailing, we finally met for lunch. Fantastic is all I can say!! Lunch was too short for my liking, we could have talked forever.

Nedra is talented, sweet, and fabulous person. I am so glad that I have finally met her in person. We are looking forward to meeting up at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City too!! You are a peach, Nedra!!

Also, while here...


on the first day we visited a little ranch at Saguaro Lake and I took these interesting photos. The above is a dead Saguaro cactus that had been under Saguaro lake for hundreds of years. When the lake had been damned, the cactus was unearthed. They built this room around it... pretty neat!


Then there was this wonderful four sided fireplace in the middle of this room. I thought it was just wonderful.


I had to take a photo of this chair for my friend, Justine. She loves cows. This is a great cow chair.


This is the dam that is holding back Saguaro Lake. We call this the dam picture... haha! The next day, my son convinced me to go horseback riding here. So make sure you come back tomorrow for photos of me on a horse!!


Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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