There's catching up to do from the last few weeks. First on my list are the packages that have reached my mailbox. The gorgeous pincushion is from Vickie using fabrics in pinks and browns. Granny Lyn made the cute blue, crocheted bag and added three homespun fabrics. The 20 terrific fat quarters were won from Joyce during the Fall into Fall Giveaway. I prefer this kind of mail to bills any day.
While visiting our family in Wisconsin, we were able to see Ian play football. This is his first year and he's on the 6th grade team. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and Ian's team was the winner.
Yesterday Jim hit the big 60. We celebrated with Mike and Simone at Famous Dave's Barbeque enjoying a platter of ribs. Jim's mom was 42 when she discovered she was pregnant again. She had to see three different doctors because the first two thought he was a tumor. That story has been told and retold more than 60 times. She never regretted having a baby later in life and always said it kept her young.
Connie and I attended a quilting retreat in October about an hour north of here that was put on by our LQS, The Quilted Cottage. There were seventy quilters from Friday until Sunday who kept their sewing machines humming. The facility was wonderful with delicious meals served by a talented kitchen staff. The shop brought along a mini store for us to shop at in case we ran out of something or just needed something new. They had prepared several different kits for small projects and they gave each participant a kit to make a grocery bag. I made a pillowcase from the Breast Cancer Awaremess fabric. We were able to visit two Amish farms in the area, also. One makes beautiful baskets and the other sells baked goods. We filled up at both. I finished the latest top for the Clothesline Club called Best Friends and sewed the DNP blocks into a top for The Underground Railroad. The last project made at retreat was a Snap Happy bag. These are so cute and easy to make using an old metal tape measure for the 'snap' closure.
I think that's more than enough for this post. More soon....