Girls....last night was hysterical. I don't know when I've had so many laughs. The food was wonderful - LA - your home is just lovely. There were just so many funny things.....we're up-to-date on the triangle goings-on. It's like a car wreck - you don't want to know but can't help yourself. Pam - thanks for sharing your touching moments. Sharing with the mamas doubles the happiness of the wonderful times and helps ease the burden of the not-so-happy things. Lois - hope your back is feeling better - I'm so glad you came. It wouldn't be the same without you. As a photographic chronicaler (word?) of the event - I failed miserably. Took the camera out of my bag and promptly forgot about it completely - to the point of leaving it at LA's. OY! So, without any visual aids.....(apologies if I leave anything out)
Cathy got a lovely address stamp with an angel - and some cards because she is so good about sending cards - what a nice gift.
Mare got an awesome fat quarter bundle of Sprinkle all the Way and a cute sign
Lori got a fat quarter collection also - in lovely browns, greens, tans - ecological colors - and a nice quilt book
Maureen got a seam ripper(?) and a gift card to use for Sweet Treats perhaps?
Lois got Aunt Millie's flower garden pattern and some cute polka dot fat quarters - lots of hand applique in your future!
I got an adorable snowman fleece blanket, an awesome calendar quilts pattern, some homemade goodies, a candle and a lovely star - that is destined to appear at many quiltmama Christmases to come!
Pam got a beach house wallhanging and some monogram Christmas ornaments
Dolores got a Fandango jelly roll and an awesome pattern
LA - got the gift of the evening - a one-of-a-kind (or 1 0f 500) Donnie and Marie doll set - truly an instant McCabe family heirloom - and some awesome panels - so cute!
And there were lots of little treats - lottery tickets, pumpkin bread, a hilarious magnet of our future selves....and so much more.
What we have here in our group is very special. We're all different but bound by our creativity and our friendship. Looking forward to another year of laughs, trips, fun, dinners and fabric......there's nothing we can't face because we have each other. Peace!