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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A little of this...a little of that...

...and mostly more snow and cold...enough to remind us winter is still here despite Spring knocking on our door...

My calendar of anticipated events these days has lots of X's through it because of weather cancellations. But last Saturday, the skies cleared to blue and off I went with two friends to do our part in celebrating National Quilting Day.

Yards of background and the black/cream dot were great finds and even sweeter to finish 2 bolts for a 20% discount. Nice to find these for future projects on my wish list....

We walked on snow dusted brick streets, peeked into a couple of our favorite shops...

Found a special coffee mug for my Mom...Forget Me Nots by Nicholas Moss Pottery...couldn't resist!

We enjoyed lunch together, solving the problems of the world...

A day with quilting friends does much to brighten the heart...

And this cheery quilt from Chris brightened my heart even more...

Thank you again, dear friend...

Back to the sewing room...so much going on in there -

Getting ready for this month's Jo's Little Women Club...the shop model is almost done but needs a border...love those little Ohio Stars...3 3/4" - using starch really helps to stabilize the pieces.

Wishing everyone a good rest of the week..


Pat

 

9 comments:

Kyle said...

Glad you could spend time with your quilting buddies. Your very little blocks are fantastic. Love the last border especially.

Mimi said...

Being with quilty friends is definitely good for the soul. Glad you had such a good time and I love, love, love, your red fabric and your little quilt is absolutely adorable, too.

Janet O. said...

Sounds like you had a delightful day out!
What a sweet gift from a friend!
Love that Jo Morton quilt--need that Jo Morton quilt! May I pin it?

Susan said...

It is the best kind of day, and good for the soul. What a beautiful birthday gift, you're obviously a special friend! Love that tiny quilt too.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Happy to hear you were able to have a special day out with quilting friends! Your birthday quilt is so lovely, what a beautiful gift!
Your darling little quilt turned out beautiful too! I hope the warmth of Spring reaches you soon!

Nancy said...

I do enjoy getting together with my quilting friends. It’s alway a fun time full of laughter.
Love that piece of red fabric you found.

Sharon said...

Great Jo piece. yes, starch does help when using small pieces. Please share the info on that gorgeous piece of red fabric that you put in your stash.

yarnjourney said...

Your birthday quilt is lovely, Happy Belated Birthday! So glad you had a wonderful day with your friends. Your quilts are lovely too. Hope the snow leaves soon.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what a very nice gesture of your friend to make you a quilt. Happy Belated birthday.