Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday Post …again!

Sorry my pictures and post doesn't match up.......blogger is giving me fits!!!

My first post vanished…now that’s creepy..so I’m trying again!!!
Camp report…..fun, fun and more fun.  Three wonderful days of sewing and laughing with friends.  So many great projects made…. sadly I didn’t take many pictures.  But here’s a few to share.
Waking up each morning to hot air balloons floating around..pretty!!! The grounds were amazing..sorry no photos!!!
The girls that organized the retreat had a mystery quilt for us to do if we wanted.  Easy, peasy made with a layer cake.016
One out of Batiks….036

a cheery one……..028 and this yummy one!!!
A really cute pumpkin029

runner031 and a sweet  Xmas project!015 

A finish from last year…love that border treatment on the sides and this sweet009 heart quilt!!!!  I decided I needed to get busy on the Grinch Xmas quilt for the boys032 ……a bit of

cheating though.  My friend Carol pieced all the character blocks for me…I am so lucky.  Then I worked on the bits and pieces for my Simple Things037 quilt.  A very productive quilt camp!  I did get a picture of my friend Joan’s quilt010 …….

love the chain that run thru this quilt!
In the midst of sewing and laughing all of a sudden some knee slapping country music came on and look who appeared007  dancing his little heart out!!  We had no idea who it was .  I can tell you this cowboy had some moves.  Hysterically funny!  Then came the reveal..it was our quilting buddy Gloria008.  She did an amazing job of entertaining us!  Then the wheels started turning.  There was another quilt group sewing across the hall from a San Diego quilt shop.  We thought it would be fun to surprise them with the cowboy.  The next night a couple of the girls put the invite out to meet in the courtyard and here’s what they were treated to020 .  I have  a really cute video of the performance but I can’t figure out how to put it on my blog!  We had the perfect retreat with lots of fun games and giveaways …and lots of great memories with friends.
Home Sunday to celebrate Big Dots 3rd birthday045 …a bounce house full of boys bouncing around.  That’s Little Dot sitting down.
The perfect day spent with family and friends.  So hard to believe our little man is 3 and totally obsessed with Thomas The Train.  By the way have you seen the Thomas The Train fabric??  I will be making someone a quilt out of that!
Happy week bloggy friends!!!!


Carol said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun at your quilt retreat. Happy Birthday little dot.

Darlene said...

Big Dot is already 3??? OMG I can't believe it. Happy birthday to him.

I do believe you had a fabulous week end. woohoo!!!

Allie said...

Now that retreat looks like a LOT of fun - and such great projects were made, too! I love Gloria's sense of humor, lol! Happy Birthday to Big Dot, wow he's getting so big! He is just adorable!!!

Kris said...

OH how fun!!!!! Happy Birthday to little Dot!!!

Anne Heidi said...

It sure looks like you had a wonderful time- happy birthday to mr. big boy!

QuiltSue said...

Your retreat sounds great, with lots of lovely quilts. Happy birthday to your Big Dot too.

Carol said...

What a wonderful weekend! I still just can't believe that Little Dot is 3...how can that be? My Hampton loves Thomas!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You've been having tons of fun. Good for you!! I can't believe Big Dot is 3 already! My baby turns 6 next week. WAAAHHHH!

Terry said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Love the pumpkin runner! And the star quilt too! :0)

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! Looks like you've been having an amazing few weeks! I've never been a big fan of the grinch but HOLY COW, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt!!! WAYYYYY Too cute!!!!!

Wendy said...

Looks like a fun time at the retreat and very productive group. I love the pumpkin runner started there.
BTW I love your cherry quilt, is that your own pattern? Or do you have the name?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, so much fun!!!