Palm trees have always been a favorite, and I love all the different varieties you can find in California. Another thing I love and have fond memories of? Eucalyptus trees! I love how they smell, especially after a rain.
I remember walking the beaches at Santa Cruz when I was young.and collecting the little seed pods – filling my pockets. I’m sure mom hated to find them in the laundry….SURPRISE!!!
But they were nothing compared to the time I put a salamander in my purse and then left it in my closet…for weeks…LOL!
We gathered to quilt --- hosted by the Friendship Square quilters ----and welcomed those who had come from surrounding areas to join in too.
Not all workshops need to be “killer quilt” status. Sometimes a traditional block with time honored appeal can be the catalyst to get us to dig into scraps, play with colors, swap strips with others, and just simply enjoy a day sewing, laughing, chatting, and getting to know one another. This was THAT kind of class.
We had several ladies sewing blocks with the intention of putting them in donation quilts, either for Quilts of Valor, or other local philanthropic efforts. I love this! It just touches my heart so much. To sew and sew and sew so we can give is such a wonderful thing.
The day was sunny, but cool --- and we gathered outside seating ourselves around picnic tables to enjoy our lunch with the sun on our shoulders.
Something I decided that I need:
It’s also really neat to see ladies who take designs off into their own direction..look at what Carolyn did with her bonus triangles from the block corners:
Whoooo baby! These are tiny!!
Take a peek at the other ladies and what they accomplished in class!
Catch you from NC!