Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday Sew Day

I wanted to post about this sooner, but got a little behind. I took a vacation day this past Monday for a very special sew day. It's retreat planning time and getting to be pincushion time all over again. (YIPEE!) Deb, Susan and I met up at Alex's studio to sew and laugh all day. We took time out for a little lunch too. Between working on our projects, eating and laughing, we managed to get a few retreat items ironed out too! Alex's husband, John was home working in his office, it was nice having him join us for lunch (so much for girl talk! LOL) It's always fun to sew at Alex's. Besides having a fabulous studio, she always has exciting news. She is so busy. I love hearing what she is up to. Here are a few pictures of our day, and lunch too! Deb made us this fabulous taco salad with homemade salsa. Alex also posted about our day on her daily blog over at The Quilt Show. About the picture in her post: I'm usually camera shy, so this doesn't happen very often. There is Deb up front working on her socks, Susan on the right with short hair, and I'm sitting in the back supervising! Along with hearing about Alex's journeys, she also gave me a bit of news. I recently made some pin cushions out of her new line, Never Enough Romance and they used them for market! Not a kit this year, but WOW, slick, glossy paper, full color and the whole shebang! I'm thrilled. Thanks for the wonderful day Alex, John, Deb and Susan! I hope we can do it again soon. These pincushions are disguised for our AAQ 2008 retreators protection *wink*

15 comments:

Ruthie said...

How wonderful your sew day sounds. It's always nice to be able to put faces to names. Is Susan by any chance Sujie?
PS. I worked on more socks last night also.

Darlene said...

What a delightful day! Thank you for sharing. And, you and your friends are "regular people" - does my heart really good. :-)

Dawn said...

Wow! What a fun day filled with such talented, inspiring quilters.
I am in awe of Alex and can't even imagine seeing her in person, much less spending the day in her studio.

PamKittyMorning said...

I was so jealous when I saw the Quilt Show blog that day. It looks like so much fun. The pin cushions are darling. Congratulations on the glossy paper!

Mary ann said...

OH, Mar, I am sooo jealous! But what a great day you had, and way to go with the pin cushions. Your pin cushions are famous!

carol said...

Congratulations Marlene.

I bet you guys had a lot of fun!! Nice pictures.

Carol

Stina said...

What a lovely day!! We all need days like this!!

Stina said...

I forgot...congratulations...about your lovely pincushions!!!

Vicky said...

Congrats on the glossy! Wow, we can now say we knew you when! LOL (Hugs)

Cheryl said...

Congrats!!!!! and, what a fun day you guys had :-)!

Libby said...

Oh my - what a wonderful day *s*

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh Mar, you're famous!!! Congrats on those adorable pincushions!

Nan said...

Oh my Mar!! Hooray for you - glossy paper and everything! Woo hoo!! I agree with Anna - you're FAMOUS now!!
It looks to me like you all had such a wonderful time at Alex's, too, you lucky girl!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Mar, WHERE ARE YOU????? I've been missing you!!!

KathySWFL said...

Mar where you hiding??? Hope all is well with you....