Saturday, August 28, 2010

Marie's Retirement

Hi All -

Yesterday a few of the Sundae Quilters were privileged to attend the retirement of Marie, a fellow Sundae Quilter, from the Army after over 20 years of service. What a wonderful ceremony it was and we all felt a swelling of pride as we watched her start a new phase of her life. To commemorate the occasion, we presented her with a quilt that was stitched by several of our group made up of the Army Star block and done in Civil War fabrics. It turned out so pretty and she was touched - said she wasn't going to cry but there was a little moisture in those eyes!! From left to right are Jeane, Belinda, Marie, Fran and me. Following the ceremony, we had a bit to eat and got a chance to meet and greet with Marie's family and friends. We were all so glad that we were able to attend this special occasion. On the way home, we stopped at the Shamrock Restaurant and had peach pie and drinks - a great end to a great day!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Growing Block by Block

Hi All -

I'm steadily adding to my GFG block by block. I'm at the point where I need to free up some of my mylar hexies so I don't have to order any more. And this gives me an opportunity to watch my quilt grow - fun, fun, fun. Once I get the white borders on all around, I'll start making my individual flowers again.

On another subject, our peach tree is producing overtime!! Look at these peaches - and they are sweet, sweet, sweet. Looks like I'll have plenty to can as well as make up some pies and just eat in my fist :o) I've had to prop up the branches since they are so heavy. One branch already split because of all the weight, and my brother "performed surgery" on it after I took all the peaches off - would you believe that there were 75 of them!!! No wonder it split!! Actually, I probably should have "culled" some of the fruit when it first started forming - that's what you're supposed to do. But the first year this tree produced fruit, I did that and ended up with about 3 peaches since all the others fell off. What a disappointment that was. We'll enjoy this fruit and now I've got to get some good canning recipes - any suggestions??

Have a great day and keep smiling -

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Block Exchange

Hi All -

I'm participating in a block exchange hosted by Nancy over at Patchwork Penguin. We're making "chimney sweep" blocks and here are mine. We're all using Civil War fabrics and my color is poison green - don't you just love it!!! These look a little yellow but the background is actually Kona cotton off white - hate this picture program :o( Now that I have these done, I can get working on another project in my stack :o)

Hope you all have a great day. Keep smiling -