Friday, May 30, 2008

More on Memorial Day

Here are a few more photos of our Memorial Day weekend. (all are clickable for a larger view)

Here are Ned and Linda. They are good friends of Jim and Susie and live near them in the Washington, DC area. We first met them about 10 years ago when we all vacationed in Myrtle Beach and have also vacationed with them at the Isle of Palms.
Ned recently had foot surgery as he's dealing with diabetes related circulation issues. Hopefully he'll be back on both feet soon. We hadn't seen Ned & Linda for several years and it was great to see them again.

This is John. Jerry, Jim and John all served together on a submarine back in the 70s. The first night we were there Linda kept the Bloody Marys going for John and he was feeling no pain.

This is June who is married to John. She's showing off the pirate booty that John shared with her! June also had recent foot surgery and has learned the penguin walk really well. She expects to be back to normal soon.

We see John and June fairly often as they live only about 20 minutes away.

Here's another photo of Jerry in his pirate get-up. He especially liked his sword.

Somehow we managed to miss getting Susie in any photos this year. You can see her in last year's photos here.

I hope all of you are lucky enough to have friends as great as these!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day weekend

We spent Memorial Day at Lake Gaston (at the North Carolina/Virginia border) with a number of friends. Jim and Susie own a house on the lake and invited us and 2 other couples to join them for the holiday. Unfortunately we were invaded by pirates while there.

Jerry even had his parrot with him...

Jim looks a bit scary don't you think?

As always it was a great weekend and far too short. We drank too much and ate too much but had lots of fun. (photos are clickable)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Such a smile!

Chrystal took this photo of Hayden today. She sure looks happy doesn't she?

The romper she's wearing is one I made for her. I've made a few others - but seem to be having problems getting the size right. It's much easier to sew for someone when they're right there for quick measurements.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun day in the studio

On Saturday 10 of us were privileged to take a class with Judy Heyward, an award winning quilt artist. We're lucky she's a member of our guild. We all trekked up to Karen's studio with sewing machines and fabric in hand and spent the day creating our own version of Judy's sunflower wallhanging.

Here is a class sample. (all photos clickable for a larger view)

Most of us got quite far on the center part of the wallhanging, but still needed to put the borders on.

This is Betsy's version of the main part.

Here is Virginia's version. I think she got the most done during the class and was getting the check border sewn just before leaving.

After class Karen and Jolene - pictured below- surpassed all of us and completed their entire tops before going to bed that night. You can see their completed tops and more photos of the class at Karen's blog here and some photos Judy took at her blog here

My version is going slowly and I don't have a photo to share yet. Hopefully soon.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Latest Hayden photos

These photos are from last week. Cute as usual don't you think?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mother's day gift

My mother recently asked me if I had a wall hanging laying around that had spring like flowers on it. The request was a surprise because she doesn't get excited about any of my quilting - it's just not her thing. Now that she's living in the independent/assisted living center though she wants something to hang outside her door. The residents all like to decorate with the seasons.

Since I don't have things just laying around, I made this wall hanging from a kit and will be sending it to her for Mother's Day. Hope it fits in the spot by her door! (photo clickable for larger view)