Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Quick Note & Then A Little Trip

Boy the day is flying by! I wanted to show you a quick glimpse of
my lunch with the Material Girls. We brown bagged it at the local quilt shop.The food part is all over... but we had our kitchen towel exchange. Their were only 8 out of the 12 of use there to do the exchange.
It was a fun project and they turned out so nice! Sammie is not going to like this photo with her eyes closed... (sorry Sammie, both of my pictures with you had your eyes closed). Her kitchen towel has an orange kitty on it (because she has a whole heard of orange cats) and was embroidered on vintage cloth.

Dianne got a couple of beautifully embroidered towels. I have this pattern by Crabapple Hill Studios... I just love the scallops!

Peggy showed us what she made for her exchange partner since her partner wasn't at the lunch. Peggy is a tatter... can you believe that she embellished these dish towels with tatting! That is incredible work!

Here is a little group photo holding up our new treasures.

And lastly, my goodie box... Dianne had drawn my name and embroidered the cherry towel for me with a coordinating towel but, as if that wasn't wonderful enough, she added in a tea towel embroidered by her husbands great grandmother and one from his grandma too! HOLY COW! They are so amazingly beautiful! Thank you, thank you Dianne!

Today my coworker/friend and I took a little work break and went over to the local nursery so I snapped a few shots while I was there. I wish my yard looked like this!

I am soon off and running to start a little vacation. Woohoo! We are going to a place that is beautiful year this nursery. The hubs and I are driving up through Oregon for a visit with friends and family. My Aunt and Uncle are celebrating their 60th anniversary! 60th!!! I am in awe...
So here I go! Final destination... Lake Oswego (and Portland). Lots of cousins to reconnect with, places to visit and memories to make!

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PunkiePie said...

Nice exchange. I love the towels. They all came out so nice! The cherry one that you received is awesome. I'm digging the cherry motive these days. LOL.

Sherri said...

What a great exchange...have a wonderful vacation!

Stina said...

Love your towels... so pretty!!!
And thanks for tipping me off on the fabrics... ordered some..:o)
Have a lovely vacation!!! :o))

Jean said...

Enjoy! 60 years.... WoW! That is soo cool... also I'm a bit envious that you are going to Oregon... that's where our Son/DIL live also some more of my family... it will be nice and green!
The towels are great!

Gran said...

What fun! Each and every tea towel is well done.

I want to have a tea towel exchange on my blog and was wondering if you have some rules to follow.
Enjoy your trip. 60 years is something to celebrate! We all should be so lucky.

Nicole said...

Have a fabulous vacation! The towel exchange looks like it was so much fun. You have some talented gals in your group!