Hello, Mamas. How is everyone? The Griswolds have landed safely back in H-town. Thank goodness. Can't wait to hear the stories - don't think I can wait for the movie. I stopped by Mare's the other afternoon and baby Kevin was there....what a cutie patootie!!!! Glad he's feeling better. Speaking of Mare's baby - she's taking Jimmy back to school on Tuesday. Miss Kerry is also heading to Saint Joe's on Tuesday. Good luck to both families....I have a feeling Mike is going to be harder to handle than Kerry. Cath is feeling much better - whew, what a week! Pam is heading back to Bryn Mawr at nights this week.....good luck, Pam. I'm going to host on Thursday night - so we can catch up. Also - the swim (or not) and sew is next Sunday - one week from today - so we can talk about what we're doing. LA & Lori - what's going on in your part of Havertown? Lois - how are you and George doing? Is he feeling better? Dolores - I ran into Joe Byrnes this morning.....he said he has to have rotator cuff surgery in about two weeks and has to be IMMOBILIZED for 6 weeks - that means staying home, not able to do anything....OY!!! I think I speak for all the Quiltmamas in wishing you both luck - and offering you refuge at any time - day or night - during those ensuing 6 weeks. He doesn't seem like he's going to be a good patient. The prayers will commence immediately. I had to go to Lancaster yesterday - to get volleyball gear. No sense wasting the trip - so we stopped at the Country Quilt shop and Zook's. I bought my first layer cake - yay! I've been waiting for this fabric - it's called Happy - and it is. I cleaned up my sewing room last week - recycled some old books, threw out some junk and just generally tidied up. True story - I found a pair of jeans that I bought - has to be two years ago now - I think it was when I was getting ready for Houston. They needed to be hemmed.....I hate hemming. If you haven't noticed, I'm not very tall - so I have to hem a lot! So there they were - still waiting. I put them on the top of the pile. A few nights later, Erin came in while I was sewing and asked about them.......I told her to try them on. They fit her - and they don't need to be hemmed! So now their hers - that's how much I hate hemming. The end. Wishing you all a lovely week......Burkie is away sailing this week - that means pancakes for dinner and all the seats are down! Hope to see y'all on Thursday......piece.
** Dolores - over 11 million stitches on Gracie in less than three years.....you are headed for the Bernina Hall of Fame!!!!