Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another glorious Quiltmama Christmas

Ladies - we wrapped up another quilting year in spectacular fashion.  Thanks to LA for her wonderful hospitality! It was so nice to sit in your lovely family room and spend time together. Watching your boys and their legos and seeing Kieran's face with his truck - that's Christmas right  there - that wonder! Enjoy it - you will miss it when they get older. The food was fabulous and the laughs were abundant. And each year we outdo ourselves with the gifts....let's get to the pictures:

LA had Dolores - and wrapped the gift in lovely Birdcage fabric!

It was a basket of wonders - slippers, threads, a quilting book, Sparkletini and other goodies.

Dolores had Cousuelo - and she gave her a magic box! It was filled with a complete quilt - with some assembly required! It was a string quilt - all the pieces cut and labeled and counted along with the foundation pieces and the directions, the backing and the binding already made! Truly magic!

She is overcome!

Maureen gave Cathy a delectable box of colorful threads....which will come in handy as Mare still has quilt tops!

Cathy had moi.....this is awesome....

 An Irish Wallhanging - beautiful!! I just love it. It will hang in my sewing room and make me smile whenever I see it.

I had Lori - and made her a hand-stitched hexagon summer wallhanging where she can pin retired beach tags.

Lori had Lois - and made her two beautiful Christmas pillows. I believe the Santa pattern is from California!

So festive!

And Lois is lucky to receive the famous (dreaded) Quiltmama Christmas star - hers to keep for one year. She will add something to the banner to represent her and pass it along to another lucky recipient next year. Yay!

Lois had Mare - and made her a lovely table runner....

along with an apron and beautiful strawberry placemats!

Mare had Leigh Anne (after thinking she had Dolores) and made this awesome snowman wallhanging....

and a table runner using LA's scraps from her girls' quilts. So pretty!!

Ladies....a wonderful time was had by all. Pam and Peggy - you were missed! Thanks to LA (and Gerry) for their warm hospitality. It always goes by too quickly. We have some upcoming events to think about. Sewing for the firemen - LA will get back to us with the date - either Wednesday the 8th or the 15th - or both. Please check your calendars for the spring Lancaster trip and let me know - March 28-30 or April 4-6.

Mare already has Dolores for next year - and has her gift completed - as long as she remembers where she puts it.....

Prayers and best wishes as we start this new year - for Mare as she drives her daughter across the US to start her next chapter in San Francisco - God go with you. For Lois - who is having cataract surgery soon - we're here for you and George, whatever you need. For all of us - whatever challenges we may face this year, knowing that we have each other, makes the journey easier, the road smoother and our hearts happy. Peace....


Lori said...

Fantastic recap as usual Jean! Happy and healthy new year to all the quiltmamas and your families!

Cathy D said...

Happy and healthy 2014 to all the 'Mama families. What a great group of people...so blessed and happy to be a part of them.

Peggy DiFrancesco said...

Happy New Year to all, Sorry I missed the festivities, but I wanted to let you all know that my first NY resolution is to keep in contact with the blog. I would love to be involved with the fireman thing whatever it is, just let me know. And finally as usual, thank you Jean for a wonder write up, I felt as if I was there.