Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hundreds of laughs….and the longest post in history.....

Lordy, ladies...where to begin. We started at Cathy's - a caravan of three cars and didn't lose anybody! Peggy came - yay! Mare and Consuelo caught up with us at Sauder's. We stocked up - and then headed to Intercourse! Had another terrific lunch at the Kling House - multiple goat cheese balls were consumed and discussed - the decline in the level of conversation started here. Then more shopping and the Farmer's market - more food! There's an awesome coffee place across from Kitchen Kettle Village now - and a great furniture place too. The Best Western is all new - beautiful. We checked in and got to work. Consuelo claimed the basement...and we settled in. We got lots and lots done on Friday night. Peggy put together a special and heart-breaking memory quilt for a Mom who lost her 20 year old son, Sean. It was wonderful - and such a relief for Peggy to have the top completed. Up early on Saturday....back to work. Finally someone mentioned going to lunch around 10:30 - we had reservations at 1. Turns out a whole bunch of us wanted to skip the Iron Horse, grab something quick and keep working - so that's what we did. Hit the potpie place and Wawa. Cathy and Dolores taught Lori how to 'Wawa' - so it was a useful trip. More walking trips up to get supplies - that is so handy!! It was a beautiful day - as was Friday. Saturday evening all hell broke loose! Joe Byrnes texts Dolores that he had to pay a plumber that day. She writes back that maybe she shouldn't have bought that new machine - just to get his goat. Next thing you know, he texts that he's headed up to 'discuss it'. What?? Said he got the address from Gerry McCabe....Gerry?? Oy - Dolores is freaking out, I'm freaking out. LA volunteers to call Pacilio's. She 'calls' and they said he left for the evening. This goes on for a while - until they finally come clean and tell Dolores she's been punked! She was about to have heart failure. A little while later, the doorbell rings. No one will answer it...who the hell would be at the door besides a crazed Amish man looking to kill all of us. LA hides in the powder room, Cathy arms herself with a rotary cutter, someone calls out, 'Knock it off, Peggy'. She replies, 'I"m at my damned machine - it's not me'. Cathy yells to Marianne to close and lock the kitchen window - and she obeys. Is it the landscaping lady from this morning? Has she come back for blood payment??? Someone realizes that Lori is missing - LA is calling her name from the bathroom. Peggy said she saw eyes staring in the window. I think a few of us peed a little at this point. I was hiding in the kitchen so I didn't see who finally opened the door - and it was LORI!! She was laughing her ass off, hiding off to the side in the bushes. It was like a cardio workout, I swear. The rest of the evening was fairly uneventful. We had show&tell the next morning before Peggy left...



I'd put this top together last spring. Layered it this time


A t-shirt quilt for an organ donor recipient


Coasters...well, just one.


Pillow cases


A kindle cover for Kelly


Four burp cloths


A second Fletcher quilt


Maureen's picture quilt for her nephew and his new bride - lovely beachy colors


Cathy made this for Fiona out of her t-shirts and little kid clothes. So cute - and a relief


Cue the Lone Ranger theme...Dolores and LA did a jelly roll race - look how beautiful this turned out - Soho fabric


Four nieces and four string quilts in their favorite colors - Dolores is an awesome aunt. This is the yellow one.


The pink one...


The orange one...so striking!


Lori made a Santa hanging...


and a turkey. So cute!


She worked on John's sailboat quilt blocks...


Lots of star blocks


LA - tons of things. We video chatted with her boys and Sean texted that Kevin wanted a turkey pillowcase - so she made two!


A market bag for a teacher


Eleven....yes, 11 pillow/book bags for her babysitting kids


Such a cute girl panel


LA's jelly roll race entry


A t-shirt quilt for Carmel from the 3-day team shirts


For a neighbor who was recently diagnosed


Another cute little girl quilt...

Whew...it was exhausting just typing all of that! Peggy left and then we basted four quilts for LA. She and I rolled next around 10:30. Dolores and Lori left later - and Mare, Cathy and Consuelo stayed an extra night at the Best Western. Have to hear details at the next bee. LA and I talked about a sewing/teaching day maybe in January. Stay tuned......so much fun, girls. Another successful weekend filled with food, fun, estrogen and goat cheese balls. Can't wait till next time....peace.

3 comments:

Lori said...

Wow Jean! That WAS a long post but a great recap as usual. Thanks for a GREAT weekend girls!

Leigh Anne said...

I think I just laughed as hard as I did onSaturday night!

Peggy DiFrancesco said...

Thank you all of for a fantastic weekend. I had so much fun, the food, the laughter and most of all the love and support. I am so blessed to know such a wonderful group of ladies, you each have such unbelievable talent and were all an inspiration to me.

Now for my recap: First I had to deal with the shock that Sally the machine was still in my car, I keep thinking she would look for a better owner so she could do her magic, but she is stuck with me. Then the quilt, I can't thank you all for your creative input, I was scared to death to begin cutting Sean's clothes, but with you patience and kindness I was able, along with Sally's help, to produce a memory that Kate will love and cherish. I thank you all from bottom and top of my heart. Then I had to handle being blamed for the ringing of the bell. To tell you the truth I am shocked it was not me. If I wasn't bonding with Sally I would have believed it was me, good job Lori, you even had me fooled. I thank you all for not throwing me off the island after my long absence. You are all the true definition of friendship. I have even started to re-organize my sewing room and I am ready to take up this craft again. I can't wait for the next get away, I am ready when you all are. Thank you for everything, especially your friendship.