Tuesday, June 25, 2013
We had a potluck supper. Flora told us ahead of time she was making a pot of chili. We really did have pot luck. Two loaves of bread and a lot of fruit.Last year Flora was unable to have us at the cottage as she was not well so it was an extra special treat to be able to be there. We also talked about possible plans for next year. In the past we have done group quilts and I think we laid the ground work for another one for the coming year. Piecefully, Joanne
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Very limited stitching happening due to tendonitis in my right shoulder. The physio is improving things so as they say, soon, very soon. Everyone was up for a Father's Day visit. This is grandson number 1 climbing on a rock pile at the neighbours. It was a beautiful day and the boys had a lot of fun. Piecefully, Joanne
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It was a busy meeting. Draws were made for the various blocks of the month. I was sad not to win any of the draws but in a way relieved because it meant I did not have to find a block and make the kits for the same month next year. We had a terrific pot luck lunch. Many delicious salads. I love that as you can have a taste of so many different things. Several quinoa salads made an appearance this year. After lunch was done and cleaned up and the tables and chairs put away so that the Bridge players could take over for the afternoon we went on a little fabric acquisition road trip. There are Mennonite shops in the area and I did not know much about them. One car lead the way and the second car followed. There is no electricity in the shops so determining exact colour matches can be a challenge. I found a few pieces of fabric that decided they would be better off with me than staying at the shops.
And I won a GiveAway on Sharon Vrooman's blog. She was giving away some charm packs and had two designed for the US and two for International. Since I was unfamiliar with all of them I said in my "comment" that whatever was available should I win would be fine. I was delighted to get an Avalon charm pack and a happy-go-lucky charm pack.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This was the third annual retreat and I for one hope there will be a fourth annual retreat.
It is refreshing to get away and share a laugh or two with so many like minded souls. I also love to see the colours people select for their projects as it always gives me new ideas for things to put together.
On the home front our daughter is moved into her new place and the boys each have their own rooms. One has chosen a hockey theme and the other wants a pirate theme. Grandma (me) has made curtains for each room and next longer term project is a pirate themed quilt. I need to start collecting fabrics for that task. Good excuse to visit some quilts shops. Piecefully, Joanne