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.