Setting nerves aside, we gathered at the shop with a full complement of friends and family to set up refreshments with a special surprise of `bubbly` and cake from my sister Brenda and her daughters Kara and Candace.
|A beautiful cake!|
With customers waiting outside, we opened the doors shortly after 9:30. Things started humming right away and the store was packed within a matter of minutes with visitors from up and down the valley from Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna south to Oliver, Keremeos and Princeton! There was excitement in the air as veteran and new quilters alike expressed a warm welcome and their best wishes.
|Odessa - Customer number 1|
|Door greeters Rebecca (R) and friend Lisa|
|Quilt talk with Sam`s cousins Bev, Brenda and their friend|