Friday, February 27, 2009

Back from retreat

I've been offline for a number of days for two reasons. One - my laptop died a week or so ago and I just replaced it today. Two - the TTT (Tuesday Thimbles and Threads)gang just spent several days at Camp St. Christopher having a mini quilt retreat. The 12 of us started laughing on Sunday when we arrived at the camp and we didn't stop until we left for home on Thursday morning. What a wonderful group of friends I have!

St. Christopher is located on the barrier island of Seabrook Island and we were able to enjoy our ocean views from our sewing room. Several nights we had beautiful sunsets. (click photos for larger view)

I brought a couple of projects with me.
These colorful stars were a kit I purchased at a shop in Tenn. I don't usually buy kits but this was on sale really cheap, so I went for it. Karen suggested that I alter the kit plan by adding wonky black borders around the stars. I think it's a good idea, so I plan to do that.

I purchased this next kit several years ago at 50% off from an on-line source. It calls for much more complex piecing than I usually do. I spent the last day of the retreat tearing apart 20 blocks because I'd put them together wrong. Very frustrating, but I think the end result makes a very sweet quilt.

It was a great week!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The height of style

This is a photo of my nephew Eric and his wife Melissa. I snagged this photo off Eric's facebook page...or was it Melissa's? Anyway, isn't it a hoot? I particularly like how the color of the hat coordinates with Eric's tie.

I found a source for the Aretha hat but can't figure out how to photo shop it onto a photo of me. Probably a lucky break for anyone who stops by to read this blog! Eric & Melissa make much better hat models than I would.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What not to say

A member of my guild splinter group passed away the other day. It wasn't unexpected as she had cancer.

Several of us went to the visitation at the funeral home last night. After paying my respects to one of Marge's sisters she said "thank you for coming." Old foot-in-mouth Corky immediately responded "thank you for having me." Well, could I have said anything more stupid? When will I ever learn to think before I speak??

Friday, February 06, 2009

Celebrity look alike

Who do you look like? According to the website MyHeritage I look like these celebrities:

Not sure how I feel about some of these people, but I'm afraid I do see a bit of resemblance between my photo and Roseanne's.

Here's Jerry's list of people:

I see less resemblance here than I do with my matches.

Who do YOU look like?