December 11, 2010

A Wacky Christmas Outing

Every year, the Wacky 6-Pac quilters get together. It started out we met at a member's house, exchanged gifts, ate, and laughed till we wet our pants. After our dear Jerri became sick, we went to a restaurant so it would be easier on Jerri (and the rest of us). This year is our first Christmas without our dear friend. For those who may not know, Jerri went home to Jesus last March. There are only 5 of us Wackies now, but we continue to keep the name "Wacky 6-Pac" 'cause we will always be six -- Jerri is constantly with us in spirit.

This year we decided to take a road trip to our favorite quilt shop, Common Threads in Waxahachi, Texas. So, we meet in town and off we go............

Lo and behold, there were racks of fabric 50% off. Did I say 50% off???????? Oh, how we quilters love a good sale on fabric. Our member, Molly, (you know her from Molly's Place) was looking for fabric for her red/green quilt. Here she is so focused on all that sale fabric!!The girl just couldn't decided what she wanted....Here she is again trying to escape the camera!

As I walked around the shop.....talking about the PRECIOUS baskets that both Molly and I have (the others don't have one...hehehehehehehe.....), caught Rhonda redhanded looking at the books -- like she needs 'one more book'.
This is just ONE of the darlin' displays the shop has. Check it out. They reproduced an antique quilt and displayed the antique quilt in an old window frame. Now, just how cute is that?????

Looks like Rhonda hit that sale fabric too!!! Here she is getting all her beautiful fabrics cut.

As I continue my journey around the shop, I spy Kathleen (on the right) really concentrating on some fabrics....'should I get this?" And then there is Annie (on the left) -- she looks "perplexed" about something! I'm sure that we were NOT embarrassing her!! NO, NOT THE WACKIES!

We oogggleeed, awwwwweeeddd, and drooled at the mouth over this quilt and the quilting that was done on it! OMG, the picture does NOT do it justice. It was one of the many Block-of-the-Month's the shop offers.

Annie has made her selections and here she is getting fabrics cut. The lady to the left (sorry, but I didn't get her name) was not too sure about this "disturbed group of quilters" -- LOL!!!!

We all checked out with our purchases and decided there was not a better place to take our annual Christmas portrait than at our favorite quilt shop. So, here we are -- the Wacky 6-Pac Quilters ---- L-R: Annie, Me (Kathy), Rhonda, Molly, and Kathleen and the angel flying around is Jerri!

We took our purchases and loaded them in the back of Molly's car and we take off!
We head on over to the "Dove's Nest" for some lunch. This is a great place to eat and has lots of unique gift items. Check out there Christmas tree -- so different and full of sunflowers.

A view of the "Dove's Nest" --And here we are -- doing what we do best (with the exception of quilting of course) GETTING READY TO EAT!!!

After eating, we headed to the movie theater and watched "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp and Anglina JoLee (not sure I spelled that one right!). It was a cute move. We had an awesome time on our annual Christmas outing. Our next planned outing is in January when we will get together at the "deer camp" for some serious quilting.


debianne said...

I love joining in on your outings with your friends. Ya'll seem to have a LOT of fun together. Last time I tried to eat at the Dove's Nest it was closed. I'll have to try again.
I always appreciate hearing from you.
Merry Christmas!

Pat said...

Thanks for taking us along on your Christmas outing. I'm sure your dearly-missed friend was looking down and smiling on you Wackies as you bulldozed your way through that quilt shop!!!

Vicki ♥ said...

Loved going on your Christmas outing with you all :) Great photos and you all look fabulous!! Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year :) Hugs Vicki

Morah said...

Sounds like a great time that your dear friend would be so happy you took!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a delightful time!! I'm sure your angel was watching over you!! I wish I had such a group of ladies!! I did when I first started quilting years ago. When I moved, I lost that and I've never been able to find another group again. I long to find a group!

have a wonderful Christmas!

Quilter In Paradise said...

A good time was had by all - it sounds like! What a fun thing to do... I haven't been to the shop in Waxahachie,, looks like a good place to go - and how can you beat 1/2 off!
Thanks for sharing your trip. Makes me want to get some of my friends together and do the same thing.
Beth in Dallas