Monday, April 26, 2010

April Retreat in the Mountains Part I

Waterfall Mountain in Warrensville, NC may never be the same after this past weekend. Quilters from the Lake Norman area and two from Huntsville, Alabama, gathered for 4 days of fun and creativity. Quilts were sewn together, bags were made, knitting, beading and even a cute little girl's skirt was sewn!

Bev completed this bright and happy snowman quilt. Clara, new to quilting, cut and put together this really pretty quilt with greens and wine colors. She is definitely got the but - already has several projects in the works and her mind is racing ahead with others - go Clara!!
We were so grateful that Bev L. (right) and Joyce A. (left) traveled all the way from Alabama - they soon became known as "The Bama Girls." Joyce put together the quilt on the right. She also put another one together and made a skirt for her daughter. Bev was the newest quilter/sewer in the group and did a fabulous job putting together and almost completing 24 log cabin squares!
More pics and tidbit coming in Part II.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

She Was a Good Ol' Girl

Sadly, last week we had to say goodbye to our family pet of 16 years - Butter Cream. She was a true family pet. When the kids were young, she slept in their rooms with them. She always greeted Bob enthusiastically when he came home from work. And she was my garden buddy - always by my side as I planted and weeded. We had no shame when it came to showing off her cute tricks. She was always sweet and never had any real medical issues. She just got old. we miss her - can't help but expect her to come around the corner. I take comfort in that she no longer hurts. Thanks Butter, we couldn't have asked for a better pet - you were such a good ol' girl.