Friday, July 10, 2009

No more sneaking out

I went to my beloved quilt guild meeting last night. Once again it was very inspiring. A lady named Kaye Evans came with TONS of her quilts and talked a little about how to take a pattern you like and make it your own. I loved seeing her quilts, here are a few.






This one here is my mystery quilt I made at our retreat in June. For a mystery quilt we are told how much fabric to purchase (3 yards light fabric and 1 1/2 yards dark fabric) and how to cut some of the fabric before we get to the retreat. Then we are given instruction #1. When we are done with that step, then we get #2 and so on until it is 3:00 am and you are finally finished. That wasn't the case this year - it took us all quite a bit longer. Anyway, mystery quilts are so fun because you have no idea what you are making until it is finished. If you want to see the same mystery quilt made by other ladies, check out our guild blog link on the left.


Oh, so the very best part about guild meeting - I had to have a babysitter come for about an hour because Matt doesn't get home in time for me to go. Usually I have to get the babysitter to take Kendal in the bedroom and then I sneak out and go. Well, last night Kendal said to me "Goodbye mom, I love you." I gave her a kiss and told her to be a good girl and went out to the garage and got in the car. She came to the back door and waved me off saying "I love you mom, bye bye"as she blew me kisses. It was wonderful.

6 comments:

LeEllen said...

The quilts are absolutely beautiful! It's great when your kids start to grow up and you can become your own person again...but just wait, there's still teenage-hood to go thru! Then you'll miss the kids being clingy, well maybe not....

ourhaskellfamily said...

It is so nice when you dont have to worry about melt downs when you leave. It just makes it that much easier. Glad you had a good time on your night out!!!

Epperson Family said...

She is getting so big. I love the pic of the black, white, and red quilt. Beautiful!

Camille said...

I am so impressed with your talent for quilting and all these amazing quilts your guild ladies make -- what a fun hobby!

mom said...

You DO have an amaaing talent.
It's awesome.

Tori said...

You never cease to amaze me.

Brogan has the occasional melt down--but lately he just waves bye and blows a kiss.
(he only have a meltdown if I leave him, not Jared.....mammas boy)

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