I was going to do this last night,but DS# 1 Jason and his girlfriend Kim came and picked me up and we went out to a mexican place for dinner. I tell you, there is no better feeling than having your adult son WANT to spend time with you. I enjoyed the evening so much, just laughing and talking.
Kim is in the process of buying her first house. She even didn't need a co-signer! I am impressed with her in every way. She is smart, funny, loving, and I love watching her and Jason interact. For Christmas they got each other a pair of kitten siblings. Too cute!
Anyway....I didn't get to post about Tuesday because I came home and went to BED!
(and I didn't feel a bit guilty!)
So back to Tuesday! I stayed at Mary Lea's....it was perfect and we got along so well. She fixed me oatmeal for breakfast! Can't beat that! This first pic is of Mary Lea pressing. Isn't she just so cute?!
We arrived at the Library where our workshops were held. What a nice facility. Lots of light, lots of room, and a kitchen! Not to mention that the kitchen filled up quickly with yummies for our potluck lunch. I'd have to say that was the best part..Mmmmmm!
There were close to 25 in each class, and not too many took both classes, so that was a lot of quilters for me to remember who was who. It helped that most wore name tags.
You know, I always learn things when I give workshops. Look at this...she used those little drawer dividers to keep her strip sizes separate! Isn't this a cool idea?!
There is nothing I love more than the sound of 25 sewing machines humming along with the chatter and laughter of the quilters driving them! I love going around to everyone's table and seeing what colors and fabrics they had chosen for their quilts. I wish I had room and time to post everyone's pics!
I really love these. THey all turned out so fabulous!
Of course you know how it goes when you are chattering and sewing at the same time?! Whooops!! Triangles got sewn onto the wrong corners of the block! Never fear, she just invented a new quilt design! *LOL*
We sewed and sewed and ate and ate and laughed ourselves silly! I went around the room and gave everyone a shoulder/back/neck massage while they were working. What fun!
Here are a couple pics of my quilts spread about the room...we draped them over chairs. I brought a lot of unquilted tops with me because of the weight limits on the plane. It was a good encourager for me to quilt these and get them finished.I love each and everyone one of them!
We finished up by 4pm and headed out. After a quick little rest back at Mary Lea's...she and her hubby and I left again to go meet her daughter for crawfish dinner!
We went to a place called the Bogwalk which was really fun. I'd never had crawfish before, but had always wanted to try. I just needed someone to show me how to do it.Soon I was up to my elbows in spicy juices and my fingers were getting prune-y like I'd been swimming too long. MMmmmm! I loved it! I really loved how the potatoes and corn, when boiled with the crawfish and all the seasonings, take on the flavor of everything. YUM!!
Back to Mary Lea's with full bellies and fishy fingers...it wasn't long before we were all ready to crawl into bed and call it a day!