Friday, April 23, 2010

Views from Missouri

We have been here for a couple weeks now and almost time to travel back to Kansas for a spell.  We don't let the moss grow under our feet!  Guess we will probably be back and forth until we can't do it anymore.  We have such great friends in both in two states just suits us fine.

This is where we live in Missouri.  It was so beautiful when we drove up..............all the dogwood, redbud, eveything that blooms this time of year, was in its full glory.

The young dogwood that is at the base of our driveway.

Beautiful colors!

This is the dock where we keep our lake toys.  We had a couple beautiful days that we were able to take a boat ride on Tablerock Lake.

The water is so clean the wake from the boat is really white.

Shoreline on our cove.

We always have some hungry friends  that show up in the middle of the cove.  They get so close you could feed them by hand (if you're that brave).

Lastly, the view of our cove from the end of the dock.
Sunday, we will be leaving for Kansas and will meet with the Kansas Crazy Woolies soon.  Hope to have lots of pictures of their progress on their blocks.
Bye for now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, Hook-in at the Springfield Lake Boathouse in Missouri

I have just a few pictures of the hook-in at the Boathouse in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday, April 17.  I vended and failed to get any pictures of the rugs that were outside on the deck. A big thanks to Paula who helped me out by taking some pictures for me.
The meeting room before the crowd.

After everyone arrived.

Lots of shopping going on.

This is just one counter of the food that all the gals brought to share.

This is Renee and Tammy.  Renee organized the meeting this year.  Tammy has gone into semi-retirement.
We all would like to thank Renee and Joan for the great job and all the fun we had that day.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Missouri Crazy Quilters April 15, 2010

The Missouri Crazy Quilters had their first meeting yesterday on April 15.
  Fun, Fun, Fun!
Lots of ideas and exchanges of stitches were buzzin' around the room.

Betty is heading up the group in Missouri.  She was lucky enough to win the book from a site on the web and the lady also sent a wool pineapple with the book.  She is going to add it to her block. If you look close, you can see the starting of it near the bottom.

Jan and Diane travel from Warsaw, MIssouri to attend the gathering in Ozark, Missouri.
They came up with  a really neat idea...........instead of basting, Jan needle felted the wool pieces down to the backing and batting.  Somehow, I failed to get a picture of Minnie, Diane's Mom.  She also came with them.

Marilyn and Paula worked really hard refreshing their minds on all the stitches.  They had their books handy plus lots of advice from all the gals.

Lynne and Sherry are just too busy to even look up!

Couldn't believe that Kathy was just starting.  She was ironing her backing and before we knew it, she produced a block!!!  Betty is helping her. 

Can you believe Karin has her oval block planned. 
 (Looks like a lot of work to me.)


Suzanne is doing an oval which will be very interesting.  Helen always has great things to show and tell.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday Gathering April 11,2010

We had our monthly Gathering on Sunday and how much fun!  We are at every stage now, some are ready to start their blocks, some are working on the motifs and some gals are finished. (Needless to say, have started another one). There was a lot of exchanges in "How did ya do that stitch?"  Anyway, lots to admire as you will see in the pictures that follow.

Becky's birdhouse is so stunning.  It is so good looking on that dark background.

Ashley, you surprised all of're block is finished. 
(by the way, she said to tell you she's single)

Betsy is ready to start on her block.  Would you believe that she drives 2 1/2 hours to be at the Gathering?

Gaila was ambitious and has three block ready to go.  She has started on the appliques and said she is going to use motifs that are personal and meaningful to her and her family.  Such as the stocking below.

Liza is close to finishing her first block.  Her colors are great!

Don't you just love her little bird?

Sharon is all ready to go!

I decided to frame mine.

My husband and I have just arrived in Missouri today and I will meet with the "Crazy Quilters of Missouri" on Thursday.  Will be posting their progress so watch for it.
Bye for now.