Sunday, February 24, 2008

Western Michigan Stitching Get Together

Bill and I was very happy to accept the invitation to Judi's home Saturday evening to chat and stitch. Bill took me shopping in Grand Rapids for most of the day and I visited one quilt and bead shop. I also did a a bit of shopping for my grandchildren for birthdays and Easter.

We arrived at Judi's and Ted's home around 430PM and we did not get home until after 11PM. I had NO idea where the time went too. Judi and I sat and chatted and chatted about everything. LOL I showed Judi my In Progress "Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams" and appreciated Judi's input about piecing the triangles. Isn't is always so much more fun to have someone teach you in person a stitch or two. I found the "Fly Stitch Lace" stitch a bit of a challenge but Judi was such a good teacher I think I finally learned all the steps to it. I will post a photo as soon as I finished the seam treatment. I also learned how to create a fly stitch spider and we also worked on improving my bullion stitch..

The top photo is of Judi sitting at her "Command Center" in her lovely new sun room. LOL The middle photo is of our DH playing their harmonicas. Ted is on the right and Bill is on the left. The bottom photo is of the lovely pinchion Judi made for me.

Judi made us a lovely dinner and to my surprise she made me the most creative "Birthday Cake" I have ever eaten. It was a weight watcher chocolate pudding cake served in a bowl. Oh, It was so tasty.

Our DH chatted on and on too. Towards the end of the evening they got out their "Harmonicas" and played some lovely church hymns and many other oldie songs. It was a pleasure to listen to them play in perfect harmony and it was their first time playing together.

Thank You Ted and Judi for a very lovely evening.


JANE said...

Sounds like a great time! Please show us what all you got in Grand Rapids, but of course not if it will spoil any surprises LOL!

Susan said...

It looks like all of you had a great time. The biscornu is so pretty. She does lovely cross-stitch. I look ofrward to seeing your fly stitch lace.

Gypsy said...

What fun! and to be serenaded whilst you worked- that really made it special.
It's so nice to have friends....

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