Happy Easter from us at the Rock'n K
On my way home Thursday (3/18) from quilt retreat I mailed off a quilt that I boxed up and finished right before retreat but just got into the mail. All the way across the pond. London. Not sure how long it will take to get there.
Baby Elisabeth May Cliver was born in January but hopefully she doesn't mind the wait for very own quilt made with love and hugs. Her Momma Hailey was Pam's roommate for year and a half in college and they have remained friends ever since. Isn't she a beauty?!
I collect Kaffe Fassett fabric it seems and I was able to make this scrappy quilt.
And with my new Baby Lock Flourish II embroidery machine I was able to make a label for the quilt that won't wash off after multiply washings. And I do hope Elisabeth uses the quilt often. That's what it's made for. Too use and enjoy.Friday night (3/19) after the retreat David and I had date night. We met our friends the Prudhommes @ BT Longhorn Saloon in Brehnan and we were joined by more friends, the Porters. Fun Fun. The Prudhommes were so thoughtful. They gave me birthday gifts and David retirement gifts. They shouldn't have but they did because their friendship is enough. Couldn't appreciate them more. Good Food and friends. I even enjoyed a glass of wine.
Monday started off calmly. Finished my blogging about my 16th quilt retreat. Can't believe I've been organizing 2 retreats a year since 2013. It's always so much fun and productive. I see a few of the girls in between retreats but we are all spread out all over Texas.... Houston, Cypress, East Bernard, Clute, Little River, Chappell Hill, Mauriceville, Clute, Cameron, Caldwell, Temple, Gause. and even Albuquerque, New Mexico. So it's great when retreat time comes around. Some us do talk on the phone and FB but in person at retreat is the best.David is winding down. He's working a couple more weeks until his replacement can move to the project he is working on. But March 31st he will be officially retired. YAHOO! No more electronic alarms! LOL I say electronic because we both know Lilley will be his alarm clock. Her tummy says feed me. Of course after she gets her tummy full and potty time she's ready to come back to bed. LOL
This is her nightly ritual when David fixes her supper. She goes round and round.
And the fun continues... Diana here worked on getting this one together without a pattern if I remember right. She bought the blocks and fabric at an estate sale. Could be wrong, since there was so much happening. She had many blocks and WIP she inherited from a dear friend.
Kim E. was on a roll this retreat. She finished her carousel quilt top and sew many pillow cases.
Had such a fun time last week. (3/14 - 3/18). Got together with several of my quilty friends and went to retreat in Kountz, TX at Stone Creek Lodge. What an awesome place. The ladies there are awesome and the food......! We didn't go hungry and it was sew darn tasty. Be prepared for photo overload.
After we got there around 1ish and all settled in I made a few announcements, welcomed our 3 new ladies that joined us and eventually told everyone to look under their chair to see who was the first winner of the retreat. Couldn't believe it... Donna Marie won a Gift certificate from the quilt shop there at the venue. She won at the October retreat. Everyone figures they need to sit across from me to win. One of the ladies that own the retreat put the "Winner" sticker under the chair before we got there so I didn't even know who was gonna be the winner. Donna Marie you better go buy a lotto ticket.
I had asked the retreat owner for a restaurant with good margaritas and she said it was a Cajun place. Really I ask and especially after she told be the name was Tia Juanita's. LOL. Okay so it's seafood and Mexican food. The food was really good and the girls said the margarita's were awesome. I refrained since the last time I had one in October 2020 I went into Afib. I did order some crawfish. Hadn't had any since I retired in 2018 and left Houston. Awesome!
When we get back to retreat one of the ladies realizes she left her medication at home. It sounded like a drug deal going down. 2 of us ladies were able to provide her a pill for 2 of 3 or 4 pills she needed. LOL. She was able to call the next morning to the doctor to prescribe a sample doseage of her medications. And another gal forgot her CPAP. There goes her restful night. Ear plugs for everyone else.
Jane walked up to me and said "Jerry called" LOL And she gave me a donkey cookie cutter. Love it and I was told to go look on my bed and I found a cup and saucer gift with a donkey on it from Donna Lynn and Kim. So sweet. Love these ladies. Donna Marie made Owl pincushions for everyone, Diana made smelly good soap, and Donna Karen and Vicki made soup bowl holders and a jar mix to make soup. I was able to give each of the ladies a couple rulers and scissors that I was gifted.
Trust me this don't usual happen like this. I think we were all glad to be together again. Our 3 newest ladies thought maybe they missed the memo about bringing a gift to share but they didn't. Oh and I walked away from my sewing table and came back to find a Bunny Mug Rug from Donna Lynn. It's sew cute.
Donna Lynn, Kim and I went in together to buy special cookies from Donna Lynn's friend for retreat. These not only looked cute they tasted good. There were buttons, spools, scissors, sewing machines and pin cushions.
We played a couple of games for other door prizes before retreat was over.