Sunday, October 30, 2011

A DAY AT LOVE'S

Jennifer and I arrived at Love's promptly around 9:00 AM yesterday morning.  We wanted to be sure we had plenty of time for sewing.  Of course, first we had to have a morning snack.  Love had extra tables set up for us in her sun room.  It's a lovely room with large windows to her back yard which has lots of roses, birds and squirrels to watch.  We ate at the table in the sun room (behind Jennifer).

Jennifer worked on her son's halloween costume first and then proceeded to start a nine-patch baby quilt.  Actually, it was a disappearing nine patch.  A neat pattern!  She finished that top and also put together 2 halloween quilt tops for her kids.


I worked on my "Gone to Texas" quilt.  Of course, I brought my Featherweight machine to sew on.  It is so easy to carry around and sews like a dream.  Love continued to work on lap quilts for the nursing home that her church plans to give for Christmas.  She is a little camera shy, so I don't have a picture of her.

For lunch, Love had homemade soup, salad, cornbread and brownies for dessert.  We also had cookies that Jennifer brought.  I was stuffed!  Oh, and BTW, Love keeps a stock of chocolate at her house too!  I was pretty good about keeping that to a minimum.  

It amazes me that 3 women meeting by blogging, different ages and situations, get along so well.  We talked the whole day.  Quilting is a wonderful hobby!  Thanks, Love!  BTW, I didn't see one dust bunny or spider web while we were there, so I think she went to too much work cleaning for us.  

Below is the assignment from my Jo Morton Class.  I put it up on my design wall to see if I liked the fabrics and I do.  Only the nine little (3") blocks are sewn together.  It will also get a border.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are having a great weekend.  The weather here is wonderful!  40's at night and 70's during the day.

19 comments:

Katie said...

Oh I love the Jo Morton class quilt. Not my usual color choices, but I'm feeling an urge to work in darker colors lately. (Maybe the coming of winter?) What a fun day it sounds like you had. Getting together with quilters is always fun! But Jennifer's table looks awfully tidy... Can you send some of that warmth here? I think we hit 40 for a HIGH yesterday! (That's what I get for being a northerner, though, right?!)

Joanne said...

Sounds like so much fun!
Great little quilt.

Barb said...

I like it too....what fun!!

Marsha said...

I love to hear about your get together, wish we could all join in! I imagine it would be a wonderful day at Love's house. I'm glad you all had fun! I love your class quilt, too. Love the colors and the design is fantastic. Happy quilting!

seventhsister26 said...

What fun to spend the day quilting...and you guys got so much done! Very cool;)
Happy Quilting!!

ann hermes said...

Looks like you had a fun day. A good way to drown the sorrow of the Rangers world series loss for you Texas gals!

bcquilter said...

What a great day! Glad the 3 of you were able to do it!

-Alice

Liriopia said...

Oh, what a great day you had! Wish I could join you sometime. (I think Love threatened the dust bunnies and spiders, so they were hiding from her, LOL!)

Liri

lisa said...

what a fun day! invite me next time! true I might have to say "no thank you" but what fun!! I have urges to sew but no opportunity!

Leanne said...

It looks like you were having a wonderful day, the quilt looks beautiful.

---"Love" said...

Well, girls, we DID have FUN! Ruth, you and Jenn got so much accomplished! Seemed like I was stumbbling around all day, trying to get settled into something, but I did finally get into the swing just before you gals started packing up. The day did pass fast, didn't it? We'll do it again someday. ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful day! So glad you could have such an enjoyable time together and get some things accomplished in the meantime.
Love your Jo Morton class quilt. Blue and brown have been a favorite combination of mine for decades. (Once I realized almost everything in my closet was even blue and brown and I made a conscious effort to expand my clothing horizons.) This little quilt is a beauty--and those blocks are tiny!!

a good yarn said...

What a terrific day! So glad you enjoyed it and did so much sewing. ann :-)

Karen said...

I like the name "Love". Unusual.

MARCIE said...

Love your little quilt. Such a darling block and great colors! How much fun having a sewing day with blogging friends!

lillianscupboard said...

That sounds like such a fun day and I love the colors in your little quilt.

Helena Silva said...

Que delicia de dia, e que trabalhos lindos!!
Beijos
Lena
Brasil

Lori said...

I am getting caught up..it looks like a fantastic day. Love your Jo Morton project!!

Beth said...

I bet Love never has dust bunnies! She is just always so busy. Looks like you all had a great time.
Your little quilt is so beautiful!
I really love your colors. Hope you do.
Happy stitching.