April 29, 2008

Wackies at the Deer Camp

The Wacky Pac Quilters got together this past weekend at the Fryer Deer Camp. Thanks to Molly and her hubby for allowing us the opportunity to retreat their during the off season.

There were six of us 'die-hard' Wackies who went on Thursday and stayed thru Sunday. Oh my gosh -- we had SEW MUCH FUN!

Several of us worked on our strip-block exchange that is currently in progress. There were strips EVERYWHERE! Then we had to audition several of the blocks on the design board to see how they would look. They were beautiful! There were Christmas, Western, Thimbleberries, Browns/Tans, Aunt Gracie, etc. Rhonda put them up on the design wall and as you can see from the picture, we were all oooo-ing and awww-ing over them. They look really good!

On Saturday evening, we cooked steaks outside on the veranda. That was anothere adventure, getting the fire going! Rhonda and Kathleen cooked the steaks and they were WONDERFUL!!!! There is one thing you can always count on when the Wacky Pac gets together -- lots of quilting and good food!

April 20, 2008

What A Weekend!

This has been a really good weekend. I had my own little personal retreat. You see, my DH is out of town, so I can do whatever I want to! I feel like I have got a lot accomplished. It started Friday evening after work when I spent the evening finishing up my round on the Spring Fling Round Robin and working on my applique and watching TV. That was a very relaxing evening.

On Saturday, one of my Wacky Pac Sisters and I went to Tyler to A Nimble Thimble quilt shop to attend embroidery club. We are learning machine embroidery applique. We are working on the pattern "Tulip Time" by Smith Street Designs. It was a great class.

Today, I spent most of the day out in my studio working on the Wacky Pac String Block Swap. We are making string blocks (3 each) for each person. I have completed 12 blocks (for 4 people) -- boy that feels good. Hope to get some more completed during the week.

I have pictures, but ya know, my camera was left out in my quilting studio (which is separate from my house) and I'm not going out there in the dark to get it so I'll post pics later in the week.

This is going be a very busy work week for me (meetings, meetings, meetings!), but it will go fast and I will be spending the weekend at the Fryer Deer Camp sewing with my Wacky Pac Sisters. I can't wait!

I hope all of my blogging friends have a great week!!!

April 17, 2008

I've Gone Yo-Yo!!!

Some time back, I purchased the Clover Yo-Yo makers. I absolutely love them!!! They are so easy and all the yo-yo's are of uniform size. They are fun to make. I've been making yo-yo's at night while watching TV. I have quite a box of them so decided to make them into something. Here it is -- a flag -- in honor of the good ole U. S. of A!!!!

April 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

It's been a tough day. My co-worker lost her husband and the funeral was today. I went to the funeral and the first song they played was one that we played at my Daddy's funeral. Of course, it made me sad.

Today would have been my Daddy's 85th birthday. It is so hard to believe that he has been gone from us nearly 13 years. I miss Daddy terribly but know that he is in a better place. I miss you Daddy!