Wednesday, June 24, 2009

... And Other Times Life is Great

So last weekend was a quiet one at home. Just a bit of yardwork (never ending) and some hand applique.

But the weekend before ... a Sew Day with friends!! Now that's my kinda weekend!!! We all gathered at Debbie's again. Pam was going to help us struggling machine applique-ers and give us some much needed pointers. And we were going to have a potluck lunch.

And check out what Pam brought for each of us - OMG!!! The towels are so neat. Pam brought the towels all prepped and ready to stitch. Having never done machine applique before I didn't want to ruin my towel, so first I practiced on another block I had. After my practicing I felt confident enough to tackle my towel. But this whole machine applique stuff might make me start thinking about a sewing machine upgrade. hmmmm

So our potluck lunch was very good. Pam brought a cheese ball w/crackers, veggies and dip, and the most delicious (and cute, I might add) mini bear claws.

I brought all the fixins for a 'build your own" taco salad. Debbie supplied all the beverages and of course opened up her home to us once again. And Deanna brought some out of this world Apple Dumplings (recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman).

Well, we had an absolutely fun day. We sewed, we laughed, and of course we ate.

I finished up my towel. Yipee!

So here is a pic of my goodies. Pam brought the towels and Deanna brought each of us some homemade Raspberry Jam. YUM!

Elizabeth sent a copy of her Words on Quilts book for a giveaway. Deanna already had a copy, so the drawing was going to be between Debbie and me. Pam had Deanna choose a number between 1 and 25. You know, I would have never guessed 34. LOL Debbie wouldn't have either, so we had to have a giveaway do-over. We laughed so hard. It was too funny. Debbie won the book.
Needless to say we had a wonderful day.


Kim Brackett said...

Sewing, laughing, and eating! It just doesn't get any better, does it? Your towel is precious!

Yvette said...

What a glorious day! I am sew jealous. Your towel came out fantastic.

PamKittyMorning said...

It was a great day!!!! Can't wait till next month!

Betsy said...

That towel is just delightful!