Friday, July 31, 2009

i'm outta here!

I'm packing my bags and leaving the family behind! woo hoo! A good friend of mine (Katie) and I are going out of town for a little retreat. relaxing, napping, watching girl movies, playing scrabble and cribbage, and going to the springs. ahh. oh, and we're going to hit the quilt shop. It's not the best quilt shop, but it's not the worst either.

Katie and I have been friends since our first born children were three or so. That's almost 8 years. She's very crafty and extremely generous. She invites me to dinner almost every monday night, and after dinner we usually make a few cards, play scrabble or go shopping at Michael's and Joann's. And.....she's starting to quilt. yay! a real life, in the flesh, quilting friend. The only other real life quilting friend is my mom. Which is great, don't get me wrong. But it's good to have a girlfriend that quilts. I also have another friend here in town who sews, and i'm trying to get her quilting too.

Let me just say here that I am so grateful for my online quilting friends. Friends that I have met on flickr. Friends that encourage and inspire me. Thank you!!!

Now back to Katie. It was her birthday earlier in the month. And I finally finished working on the gnome for her. I've been working on it here and there for a couple of weeks now. And since we are going out of town, I thought today would be the perfect time to give it to her. For Katie, my friend:

gnome quiltlet

And a big wave for Stephanie, another good friend who can appreciate a good quilt!

12 comments:

MichelleB said...

Wow, sounds like a dream! Have a great time. I too, have a friend that I think I might be convincing to quilt. Yeah for quilting friends - real and virtual!

audreypawdrey said...

Have fun on your trip! The gnome quilt is cute and I love the friend at the bottom.

Darling Millie said...

this is just great! love it. Have fun on your weekend!

amandajean said...

hurray for real live quilting friends! and hurray for cyberquilting friends, too. have FUN!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what a cute quilt. enjoy your retreat!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Aw, that's really sweet. You are so lucky to have a great quilting friend!

Vicki said...

I love how the gnome quilt turned out. It's so cute!

Lori said...

yay, enjoy your break! :^)

Helen said...

A real live quilting friend!!! Lucky you! I have a friend like yours who I have known for 6.5 years since our youngest were born, we see each other every Friday morning for morning tea. I am working on her becoming a quilter.... lol

Kucki68 said...

Lovely, I hope you ladies enjoy yourselves.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I need your help Sarah on a special
project. Shoot me an email for details.

Kim said...

That is just too cute.....love the freestyle letters :0)
So,,,, did she love it?

Happy Sewing