Friday, November 21, 2008

What Did I Do At Camp?????

Got a very funny email from a friend saying nice that everyone else made some beautiful quilts at camp, what in the heck did you do??" Well lot's of my stuff was TOP SECRET....... Polka Dot Swap stuff and Secret Santa Swap stuff, and some for me...well here's a peek!!

A stocking for G baby, some secret polka dot stuff, a quilt I worked on for me out of Old Fashioned Charm (all the bits are done I just need to lay it out), and four of these top secret thingamajigs, two of which are quilted and on their way to their top secret locations!! I was very excited to get done what I did and especially my swap things..seems I have been running a bit behind!
Coming home it was so wonderful to have some great mail waiting...the Christmas Cottage swap blocks from Nanette. Each is so cute with such personality. I have a shopping trip planned next week and I can't wait to pick out some wonderful sashing to get these together! Bindings still continue to be the center of my world right now.
Why do I love doing bindings so much??? For the life of me I can't figure this out ....but I LOVE doing bindings. A finished stack on the left (I love the Hungry Caterpillar fabric on the back) and a pile of to do's. Today I have binding pickups at a Starbucks (oh boy), a bakery (that makes the most yummolicious cupcakes-oh no), and a place so secret I can't even mention!!!!!! Think I will start wearing disguises at these meetings.

Here's a few more tidbits from quilt camp. The blue and white quilt is a new pattern that Eleanor Burns is putting out in the Spring. Only thing I can say is WONDERFUL!!!! And she said it is very easy to put together. Loved this garden quilt one of the gals made. I believe it was a block of the month. Notice the cute flower pots all around the edge.

A happy time around Polka Dot Land. Our furry grandchild has been here visiting while his Dad, Mom and baby brother are in North Carolina visiting new cousin Caroline! We miss them all like crazy, but we did get a cute phone picture from them yesterday. Today our girl is home for a couple days so yippee for us, and time to spoil her also!!!
It's very hard to believe that Thanksgiving is peeking around the corner. Time to get out the trusty make ahead gravy recipe and get all the fix ins together. Hope that November has been a good one for everyone!
See you later alligators :-)!

20 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

great post, but baby luke's smile???? awww...what an absolute cutie! if i close my eyes, i can smell and kiss those soft little sweet cheeks from here! =)

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a great camp.....lots of secret sewing.......go and spoil Katie

Eileen said...

You and me both.. LOVE doing the binding. I think that's because it's the last step.. and puts such a wonderful touch on the whole quilt.
Luke is growing so fast! Adorable.

Carol said...

OMG look at the cutie pie Luke! Gosh Cheryl, he just keeps getting bigger and cuter. Have fun with your furry grand child...spoil Katie rotten and ENJOY the holiday.

PunkiePie said...

Looks like you were quite busy at quilt camp and that little Luke! I just want to eat him up! He's a doll!!!!

Jen :)

Joy said...

Your Luke is such a darling .... oh those cheeks :o)!!!!... and that gorgeous gummy smile - adorable. Can't wait til we have grandchildren to spoil ;o).

Thimbleanna said...

Boy...how on earth did you ever have time to work? YOu've been a busy little quilter. And baby Luke just get cuter and cuter!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cheryl, Luke has grown so much...
Can't wait for you to show more pictures of all your goodies your sending to your swap partners. I'm getting mine in the mail at the last minute.
Bonnie

Jackie said...

You really did get a lot accomplished! I also like to do bindings, because I can sit and sew with my hubby in the room. You know bonding time! I just love the picture of Luke... man is he cute! As for the furry grandchild, it looks like he is having his own kind of fun. Have a terrific Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh my gosh, what a cutie Luke is!! That smile will melt a glacier!! You are one busy lady these days.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG Cheryl Luke is adorable. That little smile is the cutest. It was so good to see you today even if for a little while. Maybe next time Luke can come too. Oh and his momma too. LOL Or we could swing by and pick him up.
Love my PIGGY. Madeline is afraid of it. ROFLOL!!!! I've got to get video!

Nan said...

You finished a LOT of things during camp! I love the stocking for that adorable grandson of yours - he is precious, Cheryl.
I cannot wait to see what you do with your cottages - they are too cute!
I don't know why you like doing bindings, either, but you provide a very necessary service, so you go, girl! I'm glad Katie is home - enjoy!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all your sneak peaks!!Have a great thanksgiving!!

Carrie P. said...

Don't you just love toothless smiles. Luke is so sweet. I like to do bingings too.

Wendy said...

Look like you got a lot accomplished at quilt camp. I enjoy sewing the bindings as well, it means the quilt is almost finished.

Baby Luke is such a cutie pie.
Happy Thanksgiving.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

You are the polka dot queen. Your grandson is just precious. I love that house block swap and can't wait to see your finished quilt.

Ramona-quilter said...

Isn't Eleanor a blast? We are lucky because she stops by our towns quilt shop since it is the closest to her retreat. The Night and Day pattern is a wonderful 2-color quilt. And a challenge to quilt. And Apple Pie and old-timey candy are always enjoyable. Glad to have you in my neck of the woods.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a darling baby! I love that pure joy expression. I want to see what you do with your cottages. So much to do, so little time!

Kris said...

You know, lots of bloggers have been waxing lyrical about binding recently. You are not alone! I don't get it, but heaps of others do! Gosh Luke is growing up! Such a person!

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