Monday, November 16, 2009

November Pot Luck weekend

The last quilters before deer hunting.
This week we had a PotLuck where each person helped with just one meal. I especially enjoy these because I can sew with everyone the entire weekend. It was made up of many small groups of folks. There were scrap bookers from Sauk Prairie, and very pregnant Dayna from Dubuque and Danica from Chicago , some from near Madison, and some local girls. What fun!!!
Thanks to Kim from last week, I have chosen the little postcard mats to send out to my family for their Christmas card this year.

What fun. From judging the "Ugliest Scrap book item" and trying to stay up as late as the scrappers. Couldn't do it. Watching a newbee quilter progress to completing her first block.
Getting teary eyed when someone showed and told about a memorial quilt she made for a woman who lost her husband at an early age, then lost her son to a car accident and now is in her own battle for her health. It is NOT about the quilting. It never was. IT is about the lives we as women SHARE and the struggles through life that we all experience. It is sharing stories that drive you to tears and stories that are peeee-your-pants funny. Without the friendship of women, we would shrivel up and die. The best advice I can give young girls is, NEVER give up your girlfriends for any man. Make room for all of them. OOOPpsss. Just fell off my soap box. Next post is how the testosterone has taken over the Homestead Cabin Retreat. -patsy


Kelly Kroon said...

You're right, Patsy. We need our "sisters." Without our gal pals, it can be just plain hard to get through life. I love my husband dearly, but I have relationships with my girlfriends that are equally as important.


angelsister1951 said...

are the postcard penny rugs with paper postcard or one that has been scaned onto fabric thanks they are too cute
see you in dec. potluck

Sheila said...

Crinkly-eyed smiles @ your wise advice. Good thing no one charges $ for enhancing wrinkles!

Patsy's Middle of No Where said...

The postcard penny rugs are ink jet printed onto "Printed Treasures" fabric from Joann fabrics. You get 3 sheets in a packet - kinda pricey but use a coupon.
Can print anything on them. I did 4 per page. Fused them to the wool, then machine sewed on their very edge.