Monday, September 12, 2011

A Wonderful Weekend with family and friends

I had a wonderful weekend with grandkids and sewing friends too.  My DH has been out of town and I played all weekend!   I went on Saturday and hung out with my buddies. We worked on our One Block Wonder quilts.  Four of us were doing this quilt and we met at my friend Sharon's house. She had made some design walls for us and we set about putting up our OBW blocks.  I got mine all laid out and then we started moving the blocks around. It took at least a good hour to play with the blocks before I was happy with the setting.  My friend, Bev, helped me pin the rows together to take home with me to sew together.  Thanks, Bev, for all your great help!  You were a lifesaver! 
I would show you some pics, but my sweet husband took my camera with him. I took some pics with my cell phone but they aren't very good...very blurry, so when my DH returns, I'll post some pics. 

I spent the day with my friends doing my OBW, then helping them do theirs.  It was alot of fun.  We also did our snowman swap. I got back 16 different snowmen.  One girl didn't come and we will get her blocks soon.  I have to make 5 tree blocks and 20 or 24 alternating blocks to put the quilt together.  I'll show you the snowmen when my camera comes back home.
We went to lunch together at Posada's Mexican restaurant, it was great. An older gentleman brought me and Dee an ice cream dessert and sang happy birthday to us.  This is our birthday month and we were given fat quarters, cards and I also got a cute little mug rug.  Lots of goodies to celebrate.

I got home and had a package from Amazon. I ordered the Farmer's Wife quilt book and it was there along with a collector Barbie doll I bought too.  (These were gifts to myself for my upcoming birthday, or at least that's what I told myself.)   I started sewing on my OBW and have sewn together 6 of the 22 rows so far. I'll try to sew more this week.
On Sunday, I went to church with my kids and grandkids, then took the grandkids to lunch so my son and DIL could have a luncheon at their church.  Me and the grands ate barbeque and came home and watched The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts.  Wow, it brought back memories of when I was a kid!  It was a full weekend and I had a great day with friends and family. It took my mind off of missing my DH for awhile.  He'll be back Tueday night and I'll miss Tatting with the girls to go pick him up from the airport.  He's been gone a week and I'm ready for him to be home.  I'll post more tomorrow and tell you about my day today.  I want to post pics as soon as I can so please come back and see what I did on Monday!  til next time.....


Kelli said...

Can't wait to see pics of the snowmen blocks! Sounds like you've been very busy while your DH is away. But sounds like you've had a great time with friends and family. :) Thank you so much for the prizes you sent me. Just got it in the mail yesterday. So kind of you to have a giveaway. Take care!

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like you had a busy, but fun weekend. look forward to seeing the progress pictures

Barb said...

Glad you had such a good day...and yep....I remember that movie as well...

Anonymous said...

I got the Farmer's Wife book a couple of years ago for Christmas. You're going to love it.

We get out the Ghost and Mr. Chicken DVD every Halloween. Love Don Knotts.

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