Monday, September 2, 2013

No swimming....just sewing!

Girls...what a wonderful day! It was hot and muggy outside but cool and cheery in casa Consuelo! We put up the appropriate decorations first....Pam - thanks for the thread spool lights! 

Cathy sewed the binding down on this beautiful quilt.....the colors are terrific - and there is a lovely white background paisley flannel on the back.

Mr H obliged us by taking our group photo under our banner....this is Consuelo organizing us.....

And the money shot.....

Lois had finished this applique block - she's thinking of making it a wallhanging for her home.

Lois made this for her niece's pretty.

Tons of laughs, as always. Consuelo - thank you for your generous hospitality! We had wonderful food all day long and some apple sangria in the afternoon!

Cathy finished up the binding and then helped everyone!

Lois was working on some place mats with great fruit and veggie fabrics.

Dolores made a beautiful quilt top with some inspirational messages about cancer for her aunt who is suffering with it. She also whipped up two string quilts - one pink and one red - with a lot of her flannel scraps - so cute. Sorry - I spaced on the pictures. And then, to spite LA, she made two baby boy quilt tops - and Gracie behaved beautifully all day.  And she helped out too...

Mare was working on baby quilts - and sewed together lots and lots of pillowcases - thanks!!

LA got so much done! Some mending, a pink t-shirt quilt prepped and laid out - with lots of input! She also whipped up a few pillowcases...a very productive day.

Consuelo was everywhere - the feast was wonderful, we had tea in the good china, and, in the middle of everything, she whipped up brisket and potatoes for her menfolk, helped and advised all over the place - and still looked like June Cleaver at the end of the day....amazing! She also put together a wedding quilt top - and began appliquéing pictures to it - the blanket stitching so lovely it would make one weep!  She has found her niche, I think!

I made pillowcases.....and, with the help of my wonderful, helpful and generous Quiltmama friends, ended up with 65 finished pillowcase at the end of the day!!! I texted a picture of the finished pile to Monique. She responded that it gave her chills....and Sean would be honored! And so am I.....thank you.

Good luck to all the Quiltmama children starting school this week. And all the best to Cathy as she closes the chapter of her Bryn Mawr years and  moves on to a new adventure and some much needed stress relief. Here's to a fun fall!



Consuelo said...

What an awesome day with the Mamas!!!

Lori said...

I missed you guys!