Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quilting Bee

We had another fun, productive quilting bee at my house on Sunday. Here is Rachel at the sewing machine, patiently learning how to paper piece with Mary looking on. (See if you can spy the yummy chocolate cake on the kitchen counter just begging to be eaten.) By the end of the bee, Rachel had completed the paper piecing part of her first star, now she just has to trim it and sew the parts together.


Sheila, spent almost the entire bee cutting up fabric for the remaining star kits, 6 large and 25 small. She's an expert cutter. I'm so grateful that I didn't have to do this part. I had all the kit bags made up and she cut and stuffed and cut until they were done. Thank you, Sheila! Unfortunately we ran out of the white fabric with 6 kits to go. I'm going to go back to the Berry Patch at lunch today to see if I can get some more. If not, we'll just have two whites in the quilt, instead of just one.

I should have taken more pictures, because this one certainly doesn't do Sheila justice at all, but we got busy with other things and the camera just sat there for the rest of the bee. I really need to improve if we're going to be making a QOV journal to go with this quilt!

About half way through the bee we heard a little knock on the back door. Virginia came! We were so pleased to see her. Exactly 2 weeks ago today she had a QUADRUPLE bypass. I still can't believe she's getting out and around so well already; it's absolutely amazing! I have been SO worried about her. The surgery came out of the blue. Horrible angina pain (but no heart attack, thank God) in the hospital for a few days, then surgery. What a blessing to have her safely out the other side of THAT! She called last Thursday saying that she wanted to come to the bee. I told her not to wear herself out, and to come in her jammies if she wanted, so she did. She stayed for a piece of cake and a nice chat. We got to see her scars, which were something to see, but I know she would have KILLED me if I had taken any pictures. She can't drive for another month (airbags are very bad for healing chests) so her husband, Jim, sat in the car for a half hour, eating cake (we delivered) and listening to the NASCAR races on the radio while she visited with us. What a great guy!

6 comments:

martha said...

sounds like a perfect day!

Barb said...

How fun....and I am glad your friend is doing well afte surgery. What a relief to all concerned.

Brandy said...

so sad that i missed it, and so THANKFUL that Virginia is doing so well!! I'm feeling better now, but still not 100%. See you Friday!

Nanci said...

Well wasn't that special! I can't imagine getting much done when women get together...too much to talk about...
Good for you.

Micki said...

Sounds like you all had fun! I attend a quilting bee every Wednesday night. They are such fun!
Micki

Bed Linen said...

Sounds like a fun day