Sunday, January 23, 2011

Our Weekend.....

How do you spell fun when your at 40 or pushing it??  How about getting together with 19 friends for the weekend!?!  Ok, the who, what, when, where and why....
  The who.  Well, as I said 19 friends, several smaller circles within a larger... All female, of course, some of us have know eachother for almost 17 years...17? Yeah, that long...we've gotten engaged, married, birthed babies, sang songs, cried tears, buried parents, and the hardest...buried precious children.  Many joys and sorrows make for strong bonds. I'd love to show you a picture of these dear women, BUT it's a weekend of no makeup, sloppy clothes and "not so fixed hair."  They sadly declined to have their photo taken and POSTED! Bahahahaha.....

  The what.  An excuse to get together, men go fishing, hunting, play sports, compete...women create. ;)  It started as a scrapbook weekend, you say, "j, you don't scrapbook!" And, you, would be correct.  It's evolved into a do whatever you want weekend.  I brought four projects....
BrownBag Quilt, Farmer's Wife Sampler, Cathedral Window's, and fabric for bedskirts for a bedroom redo.

The GOOD NEWS??? I finished the Brown Bag quilt!!!!!!!
Got it basted, quilted and bound!!  What am I gonna do with it now?  I really don't know.  Thinking it may need to find a new home....

Felt great about getting BBQ finished, and did not feel like starting another big project, sooooo.... since I'm to a point that I "know" why people keep reading glasses EVERYWHERE, and I'm still getting used to needing them...I decided it was time to stock up.  the thing is, you gotta keep them somewhere...my solution..make my own cases..  Wanna see?
Maybe I can show some of the other projects later, got some pics, but I'm having serious issues with uploading pics right now... :P such a pain in the rear! (one hour later) Got a few pics to upload...here ya go...


Gaye's mixer, thank you, Mr. Cricut!  CUTE!!!
 Three wreaths.  I could not count the WREATHS that were made this weekend!  These three made of balloons, acorns and paper.

 These were very cute.  Felt circles folded and attached to wreath forms.  Hehehe...for all you quilters out there, here's a "funny."  ;)  These girls were cutting these circles of felt with PAPER sissors...yeah, I'm laughing...sorry, friends. ;)  (you should hear how they talk about how "mean" I am...just because I'm honest!  Can you imagine?!?!? hehehehe...I am ;)    ).  They were amazed when they used my spring loaded Fiskars, and Ginghers!  Still giggling...


The when.  Twice a year, once usually later in spring, this time earlier, and once in the fall.  Something to look forward to!!

The where.  Ususally the gathering takes place at a retreat center The Oaks, but this time we met in the home of one of our own.  Many thanks, G!!  It was great!  We did throw a breaker, and G's hubster had to come home to the rescue...hehehehe....his words when he saw us all..."wow, I've got my own sweatshop!"  Only, we all do speak English. ;))   AND, just to be clear, we "split" up the food, not "spit" up the food.  Wanna see?





The Carnage that is the kitchen...

And the MOST important...Coffee station...


Now the biggie...The why.   Seriously? Is that a question in any one's mind? Collectively we have, and I'm just doing my best here, please do not hold me to this, are you sitting down...?  I'll give you just a minute to brace yourself...47 children.  Now ask me "why" again. ;))  And we love each one!  BUT sometimes momma needs a break!  So, friends, food, time, coffee...lots of coffee(and for some diet coke), good music, p.j.'s(all day if you want), and, of course, WWF.  ;)

Love to you all!!!

5 comments:

Lori said...

My wreaths are famous! How fun the weekend was! It was good to catch up with you and so many others. Thanks for the use of your scissors-I never said you were mean, know that. lol Love the blog. Love ya!

KJB said...

So jealous that I wasn't there!! I'm glad you girls had fun. Thanks for the wonderful post, Jan. Can't wait to have a chance to catch up. Miss you!

whitley said...

Wonderful Weekend, wonderful friends,......wonderful wreaths!

Vivian said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me. I'm jealous. lol

Wendy Wright said...

Awe that weekend looked fun! Your quilt looks awesome! :) Love your writing style. :)