Monday, March 16, 2009

First Quilts and "We're too poor to go to Hawaii Party"

We had our monthly craft day at our church building last Saturday. Not a lot of people came and actually several just came for lunch with us. But...the exciting news....my friend, Jan, finished her very first quilt. She did it! Jan's Mother passed away about a year ago and she inherited her Viking Designer machine and a wealth of stash and accessories for days. She's taken a liking to sewing and it's very cool to see. So....here she is with her first quilt!

I worked on some hand quilting and I'll post pics when it's finished. It's very close to being done. A few more hours should do it!

We have three couples from church who are all in Hawaii, so we had a "Too Poor to go to Hawaii" party. The rest of us just ate great food and hung out. The kids played games and acted goofy. I love every single one of these kids. And the coolest part is....they love me back. I love to hang with them! We only had so many grass skirts to go around. Jan and I had them on first but thankfully, there are no pics of that. It was fun and I ate too much. The second one from the right is my kid, Cindy! I think aliens have taken the real Cindy, because this one has had the best attitude for about a month now. I don't know why...but I'm so glad. She's even fun to be around again! She turned 16 in February and I think she's decided it's time to start growing up. Isn't that cool? She might even get to see 17 with this new attitude.....ha!

I'm off to have lunch with my hubby now. Then I need a copy of his birth certificate so he can go to Toronto the last weekend of this month for the Supercross Dirt bike races. He and some of the guys are all going. My friend Val and I have planned a Pajama Party at her house that weekend. Chick flicks, chocolate, pizza.....should be fun!

Later.....

6 comments:

Gina said...

Love the photo of the kids in the grass skirts.
that right that I only have anothre 2 years to suffer before Gemma becomes human again.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sara said...

Sounds like a great weekend was had by all! Love the kids in the grass skirts!

Kristie said...

Lovely quilt! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!
Kristie

Trish said...

Hmmm... you should go to Toronto with him .... I could pick you up in Toronto and you could spend the weekend at my house! We could hit some quilt shops (window shopping only, Canadian quilt shops are too expensive!)and more importantly, you could help me pack for retreat!!!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Yayyyy :0) Way to support a friend and share a passion of quilting :0)

Are you in the UP, or will DH be flying to Toronto? Just curious........
My sis lives in Menominee (MI, not WI) and I visit her every summer for a week; she's about 5 hours from me.....

Anyway---good to check in with you again; glad to see you back in blogging world :0) You were quiet there for a while.

limpingalong said...

What a great idea for a party!

Tell your friend she did a great job on the quilt. I like the pattern.