Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Company

Hello Everyone,

Summer is here and the summer company is starting to arrive at the cabin. Actually the company started to arrive before Memorial Day this year. This week, Bev and Mark from Washington drove down to spend some time with us in the mountains. Bev and I reconnected on Facebook and realized that we had not seen each other in thirty years. We've known each other since we were five years old. Mark, Bev and I all graduated from Paradise High School together many moons ago.

Bev is also a quilter and look at the fabrics that she brought to work on. These fabrics are a feast for your eyes!

Bev has been collecting batiks to make a wall hanging for her older son and his wife. She is going to make an abstract quilt with an optical illusion.
She brought a great selection of books that I enjoyed reading.

Bev and Mark stopped off at The Quilt House in Gardnerville, NV on their way down and bought some more batiks to add to her collection.

We drove down to Angels Camp yesterday to The Country Cloth Shop and Bev found more beautiful batiks. It's always fun to stop and say hello to Ginger, Patty and Pam and see the new classroom.

We have been fondling all of these luscious fabric for the past couple of days.

So what have you been working on this week? Are you busy creating and having fun? I'll be posting more pictures of Toyland Tree next week.....this week I'm busy being the "hostess with the mostess." Tonight we are headed over to Murphys Classic Cars to keep the men happy.

As always,


  1. Those fabrics are beautiful and so are your friends....
    I've been quilting baby quilts for one of my friends, she has five great-grand babies on the way. Up to date I've quilted two for her and I know she's got another one completed, but not pin basted yet. I'm quilting a queen sized quilt that I completed a few months ago all on my Janome 6500. I love to free hand quilt! There are flowers, Lynns FEATHERS, and a little McTavishing too! FUN... I've completed half so far. I'm still working on my halloween quilt and have almost completed the very tall skeleton~ Ya... All those little finger and toe bones. My My ~ a friend of mine suggested I use ultra swede, that was a life saver or I'd still be turning under the edges. All the other blocks are completed and just waiting for Mr. Skeleton.
    On to the sewing machine.....

  2. Luscious is the word! I hope you've had a quiltastic time visiting with old friends! Look forward to reading more from you...