Sunday, November 18, 2007

Friends To Sew With

Yesterday it rained heavily for most of the day. A good day for a few friends to gather and sew. No planning involved. No stress. There were Christmas-y things to be made for loved ones, a block that needed to be completed for a retreat early in the year, embroidery to be worked and a bag that was screaming to be beaded (mine). Our hostess with the most-est made a wonderful carrot-ginger soup (since some people -me- are just NEVER together enough to make their own food ahead of time!) and introduced us to a Japanese delight called Royal Milk Tea. Those of you who are tea drinkers (especially those who like milk in their tea as I do) will swoon for this product. I had to go straight to my friend's computer and locate a source for this product - since her supply had come to her straight from the land of the rising sun - no locally available refills available. She was kind to share here limited supply with us ! We talked about recipes from a great cookbook called "Simply Classic", by Kay Baxter, editor. We talked about life as "midders" (not young - not old). We talked about what we have been doing - or not! Yesterday was a rainy day that was filled with the warmth of friendship - it was a very good day.
This is a wonderful quilt that was brought for our small "show'n'tell". It was made for a grad daughter - who I think will be thrilled! We all marveled at the cool chevron borders and the wonderful corner blocks with zebras, giraffes,elephants and lions. Oh My - what a great quilt!


Gunnels blog said...

What a lovely day you have with your friends, Marie!

jenclair said...

This sounds like fun! A great way to spend a rainy day.

judy coates perez said...

those kind of days are just the best.

What a lovely view. I told my husband someday he has to take a job in the northwest. the way we move around I figure it is just a matter of time.

my next trip up to the japanese grocery I will keep an eye out for the milk tea, yum.

by the way I like the blog redesign :)

verobirdie said...

Seems to have been a nice day!
I like the midder word!
The quilt is beautiful. I rarely like the ones with animal printed fabrics. They often are just squares sewn together. This one has much more. I made a note for the future, just in case (my daughters don't even have partners :-)).

Sue B said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me.

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