It's a Happy Easter break at the Davis' house. We got out of school on Friday afternoon, and Saturday Ginny and I went on a mini quilt hop. The participating stores gave us a fat quarter of floral "spring" fabrics, I love it when they do that! We only visited 4 of the 6 participating stores, but isn't it nice to live so close to that many shops? One quilt shop we visit regularly is the "Sew and Sew" in Glendora, Ca, about 30 minutes from home, and 10 minutes from work. Shelley, the store owner and I have struck up a friendship, and when I went by on Saturday, she had my new bobbin case for my Pfaff Grandquilter, the machine I have on the quilt frame. Monday was the first opportunity I had to quilt, and it's like a DREAM! I'm happily making little pebble quilting stitches without one broken thread, amazing after months of struggles. The I Spy has been pinned on my frame since February. The pebble stitching is slow going, but that's okay. Maybe it will be finished before the end of April...!
We are joining up with our good friends Beth and Jerry at their timeshare, this time we'll be in Solvang, a nice little tourist town a few hours north of us. Of course, we pack in our sewing machines and have a good time, lol
We are puppy sitting their newest family member, not yet named. We all call her what we want. Poor little pup, she's gonna have an identity crisis before too long. Jeff and Lydia are calling her "Derby", as in brown derby. Larry's calling her "Latte". She has the sweetest brown eyes and nose. I've been calling her "Goner" (as in gone). The story behind that is, Beth called Jerry to tell him that Karl had rescued this tiny doggy off the highway, and they were trying to find out who she belonged to, but it's been a month of posting in the pennysaver (a local small sales publication), and no one has come forward....
Beth said that Jerry gets to name this one, and he said, "I'm naming it GONE!" So now that she's fully bonded into home and hearts, Jerry still calls her "Goner", or "Asta" (Astalavista) or "Derci"(arrivaderci)...we'd keep her in a heartbeat, but Jerry himself is pretty attached. Don't worry, the kids will be loving on her and our furkid "Tory" while we are gone!
Monday night quilt class had me swapping out charm squares for one of the swaps I hosted. I didn't participate in this I Spy one, because after making the one on the frame, I still have enough to make one or two more quilts. It still didn't keep me from wanting some of those cute prints!
However, I did join in at a swap on Flickr's Breakfast for Dinner - Rainbow Charm Swap hosted by Elena.
She required us to "collate" the stack of prints, because we were sending in 280 squares. Hey, I'm not to old to learn! Since Monday was my second hosting of a charm square swap, that is what I asked my ladies to do, and it sure cut down on the time separating the stacks to return back to the participants!
~For the "Rainbow Charm Swap", my assigned color was blue purple... it took a bit of looking for these pieces~
My email has been running poorly, I'm sorry if I didn't get back to any of you from my last post. Thank you for peeking in ~
Happy Easter to all. I'm glad we serve a risen Savior!
"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11