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!!

7 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a beautiful quilt - I know Marie was really touched.

Micki said...

Sounds like a great celebration, and the quilt is just beautiful!
Micki

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh I wish I could have been there...she looks so happy.

Thanks for sharing the picture!

Barb said...

What a wonderful group you ladies are.....everyone needs a support system like that. Beautiful quilt!

SewCalGal said...

What a beautiful quilt and a wonderful gift to celebrate her 20 years of service. Delightful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

How very nice and I like the sounds of peach pie!

scotsmad said...

A gorgeous quilt!

Happy Gotcha Day to Hamish and Duncan!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella