Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Birthday, wallhanging, & more

Today is Jim's birthday. I won't say how old he is, but next year there will be a zero in his age. We ate dinner (roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, & rolls) at home with Mike & Simone topped off with banana cake and cream cheese frosting. Here's the birthday guy opening one of his gifts. He received phone calls from Kari and the grandkids and JJ so his day was perfect!

After our church service on Sunday, we attended a Harvest Brunch at St. Paul, our neighboring church. They had the cutest decorations on the tables made from different sizes and shapes of gourds. As we were about to leave, one of the ladies asked if I would like to take one home. They also had pumpkin men made from four little pumpkin gourds. The gourds were stacked like a snowman with stick arms and a painted face.

gourd with feathers and legs to look like a turkey

Monday, my friend, Jane and I pin basted eight quilts, four of each of ours. It was good to make some progress and get them closer to being done. They are folded onto hangers with the batting cut to the appropriate size waiting for their turn at quilting.

Pilgrim couple and words Give Thanks

While looking for backings and battings, I found this old UFO that I had appliqued many years ago. Doesn't look like it will be hanging on the wall this year either. I really liked this pattern and how it turned out. So, why don't I finish it?

Friday night, Connie and I spent six hours sewing at the new quilt shop, The Quilted Cottage. We were served a hot dinner of chicken enchiladas plus other goodies to eat. We each had our own table for sewing with a cup holder, waste basket, candy bars and an ironing station at the end of the row. At the top of the hour there were door prizes, too. This opportunity to sew and socialize is offered every other week and needless to say, they are already booked through the end of the year. We had a fun evening, met some new people and managed to sew quite a bit, too.

Tomorrow I'm heading back to the Cottage for the first meeting of The Clothesline Club. We're supposed to bring a favorite teacup and our machine. It promises more fun.


gina said...

You won. Check out Moda picked your entry. Congrats

Linda said...

Well aren't you the lucky girl winning that lovely layer cake, congrats.

Laila said...

Hello. Just have to look at your blog. It is great and I love the little ufo. You just have to spend a night to finish it. :-)
The Clothesline Club seems so fun. I love the fabrics from the 30.
I will be back hoping to see what you make.:-)

Andrea said...

You are a busy lady Jeanne. All good quilty activities - wonderful ! I love 30's prints too and am pondering a new project with them.

corry said...

Happy birthday to Jim! Have fun tomorrow and yes... do finish that little ufo, it's so pretty!

Karen said...

The Quilted Cottage day sounds great. Let us know what the teacup part is all about. Oh! I bet it's to make scallops.

Jan said...

Sounds like you are having lots of fun!!!! The sewing club sounds like a great idea!! Happy birthday to your DH!

Marcie said...

Sounds like you are having fun! Well, with the exception of your Tigers throw. At least you caught the error before you gave it away. I bet they loved it!

Kim said...

you get to play with all those repros,,,, lucky person!! None of our local shops offer that :(

I am so looking forward to playing with charms. I made 10 more yoyos while the speaker spoke today then I got really inthralled with all the batiks she was showing. :)

Tell hubby happy belated birthday.

Have a great weekend

Rose said...

Happy Birthday to Jim!!! Im guessing next year he will be hmmmmm 40!! lol
I love the applique UFO hope u finish it soon!!

Guðrún said...

You mean you can come to the store and sit and sew your own projects get food and maybe prizes? Wow...

Belated birthday congratulations to your DH on his 29 yrs old birthday.