Girl's Lunch

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For some reason Blogger isn't cooperating with me and won't let me change the arrangement of my photos.
So here we are from our lunch last Friday. Me, Lori, Nedra and Kim. We had a really sweet time together talking, looking at quilt books (see middle of table) and thinking about planning a retreat together next spring. It was really fun. I need to do this more often!
I wanted to make something fun to give the girls at lunch. I used some old fashioned candy to fill a muslin bag that I stamped with the matryoshkas that Lori had given me previously. Natalie got the bags to give as favors at the wedding. And I swiped a few to use myself. I really should make some of these.And I made a custom charm pack to go with it. I think I'm going to make custom charm packs for Christmas gifts, too. Look at the sweet stuff the girls brought for us. It was like a little party where we exchanged gifts. Kim had a sweet little gift for me. I immediately put my purse set of make-up in this little bag. It fits great in my purse. Kim's work is sheer perfection. Of course. And my kids ate my candy!!! Thanks again Kim. This little charm pack is from Lori. It is funny. We have to laugh when we are together because we even finish each others sentences. We both think on the same wavelengths so it was funny we both brought charm packs to share. She also brought us a little pack of hollyhock seeds (favorite flower) and candy in this cute chicken box. The chicken box looks like the chicken pincushion pattern I have (and haven't made yet!). Lori had some goodies in there including some of her grandmother's vintage fabric! I love all of them. Thanks so much Lori. Nedra brought some Texture Magic. I used a little bit of it the other night. I'll show that later since I'm having trouble with blogger and photos. But it made a really cute roof for one of my houses. Thanks so much Nedra. We enjoyed browsing through our colorful new quilt books. I had the new Kaffe book. Look at the photography! I really want to make this pickle dish quilt. I absolutely love it. But I'm not a fan of foundation piecing. Nedra promised to help me with it sometime. I've seen this quilt in photos lately around blogs and I'm just captivated by the different colors in each version of the quilt and how amazing it is in any colorway or fabric.

-nanette
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Sherri said...

Oh, you have the new Kaffe book...that is on my wishlist...especially after seeing several pages on another blog! A retreat...one where people take classes...or just a getaway? Nanette...you could organize the most fun retreat with Kim and Lori and Nedra...how fun would that be?!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm so envious. Not only do you have wonderful friends, get and give great gifts, but you have that new book that everyone is talking about. What fun! Thanks for sharing. (I'm living vicariously) ;0)

Cynthia said...

looks like great fun! I miss having lunches where I could talk quilting with my friends. Thanks for sharing. i will get back to working on Lori's paperdoll quilt now.

Thimbleanna said...

Retreat? Did someone say RETREAT??? Will it be in the mountains???

I just got an amazon announcement about that book this morning. Can you give it a recommendation???

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I am so glad you girls get a chnace to meet and have fun!! all your fun goodies, looks like a fun day was had by all!

Dawn said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!! Retreats are always fun!

Jan said...

Ohhhhhhhh what a lovely get together! Four beautiful ladies, scrumptious looking food and "queeelting gifts along with some queeelting talk!" It truly doesn't get much better than that :)

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, I am SO glad you had some "you" time! And how wonderful to spend it with special friends talking about things you love. Yay!!!

madrekarin said...

There's nothing better than a day with friends! Especially friends that bring fabric and Cadbury chocolate!!

belinda said...

Well...'HECK'...you Know I'm jealous don't ya!!! I know you gals had a fun day!!!

Nedra said...

Such a fun day! I've been thinking of you and all the busyness I know you are up to. Sending lots of prayers your way.

Lori Holt said...

I had a blast that day....so fun getting together.
Let's do it again!
x
lori

Momoo said...

Glad to see you got some time to relax with friends and talk quilting. Seems like you have been awfully busy with showers, wedding plans and fighting your computer. Have a great weekend.

pratima said...

What a special day with girl friends! It is really nice that you got to take a break from all the activities and relax for a bit with friends. The presents are so sweet!!!
I love that pattern too. Must add it to my to-do list :)

Carrie P. said...

How much fun to get together with friends that have so much in common. Lovely gifts you gave and got.

Stephanie said...

I love Kaffe and can't wait to get his new book. The photos are always captivating! Looks like you took some time out for fun.

Jeanette said...

Well, I have seen each of you blog about your get together now and I am so green with envy! I want to come next time!

happy zombie said...

Your lunch and time together is so wonderful! I want to climb through my monitor and join you guys. Will you let me join you? And a retreat... sigh... how wonderful!