Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sewing with Friends! It doesn't get any better than this!

I spent last week with my Brown Bagger friends quilting away in the Berkshires. Karen, our fearless Berkshire's leader figured out that it was our 13th year out in Western Mass and made a list of all the places we've stayed over the years. Cheryl was our social director and put together a comprehensive list of restaurants for our culinary pleasure.

Marion and I started our trip on Tuesday morning. Our friend Debbie had recommended the $1.99 store in Auburn, so we made a quick stop there at Exit 10 off the Mass Pike.
Marion and I found some very nice batiks, and a piece of pink of pink oriental that we both liked. I also found some nice music fabric to make some more pillowcases for my nephews. At the last moment, we went back inside and I bought a backing fabric for a baby quilt. Then we hit the road again. When we got to the Berkshires we naturally stopped at the Pumpkin Patch (one FQ bundle, some dog fabric and two spools of thread for me/nothing for Marion), then we stopped at our favorite Berkshire's Chinese restaurant, the Panda, for a quick lunch. Next, on to the quilting room!

This year the Girls went a little nutty and extended the week so it started on Sunday. Marion and I didn't think we could quilt for 7 days straight, so we came down on Tuesday. The Girls were in full swing! Joanne S. had this beautiful batik panel quilt in progress (in the photo background). She finished the whole top (in fact all of her projects!) by the end of the week. In the foreground of this photo you can see some of the goodies that Karen had for sale...lots of beautiful bali pops and jelly rolls! The kind without calories!
Marion quickly got to work on some tops that she was planning to put together. I'm not sure why I don't have a photo of her beautiful black, white and red quilt, but here are some photos of her Nest Quilt, started in a class that we took at the Button Box last year.

Now, I may have to go back and finish mine! Marion and I like to take classes together and we often pick out the same project to work on. Except that Marion usually finishes hers and I get distracted and start something else!

This is getting to be a long post, so good night for now...to be continued...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a good time! Miss you all!