Will it help if I post pictures? This year Sue was in the hospital continuing her battle with multiple myeloma, so Jessie took her place. There is something about being surrounded by not only your friends, but by other women sharing a similar interest, who during the weekend become your friends as well. Sewing, laughing, sometimes shedding a few tears, being inspired by what someone else is creating, eating...it's all a part of a quilt camp weekend.
And the quilts. Some people finish one project after another. Some people (like me) spent nearly the whole time on one project. Remember when I wore aqua and red socks, unplanned, while I sewed my aqua and red blocks last fall?
Well, I looked at Maggie's sewing area on Friday and noticed that her snack bar was color coordinated with her sewing project. No kidding. I didn't even "stage" anything in this picture. I just snapped what was right there on the table.
Nancy, Dotty, Jullie, Jessie, Jennifer, Maggie, me
It's always fun to see everyone trying to figure out what our connection is with each other. They seem to know we have connections beyond just close friendship. Nancy and Dotty are sisters. Dotty is Jennifer's mother, so Nancy is Jennifer's aunt. Maggie is Jessica's aunt (although a few people thought Jennifer was Jessica's mother--which didn't make her super happy as her daughters are only 6 and 8). Sue was always with us in spirit, because if not for her disease, she would have been sewing right along with us. And that would be another connection, as Sue and Maggie are sisters-in-law. And me and Jullie? We decided we needed to be related so we just tell everyone we are sisters. Which we are, by choice--because who says you can't be sisters just because you want to?
I know you probably aren't dying to know about the weather for the weekend. But we had an interesting Saturday morning. I guess you'll just have to come back tomorrow.