Off we go. Cherri Sue Schachterle and I head up to Puyallup Sewing Conference. I couldn't wait to see my friends. The drive up wasn't bad at all. I read out loud from the book "Light in the Wilderness" by Margaret Thomas. Cherri and I are both reading it.
Here's what I got from Pamela Armas. I showed her my doll and pages for Australia and immedialey she asked me to make one for her in exchange for her marvelous goodies. I can't lose with a trade like that.
This is the bits and bobs that I found at a cut rate place I like. Must be doing pinks and reds today.
Kaffe Fassett..I need some of that. I just love his incredible colors.
All the way from Kallispell, Montana. Joan Hodgeboom has the best at The Quilt Gallery.
Barbara Willis and Betts Vidal were so dear. I loved seeing them. Dear dear friends. They are such an encouragement.
The challenge was to decorate our tables with five dollars spent at The Dollar Store. I bought two containers, and two packages of socks, three in each package..(got to know these are quality socks), some fake forsythia, black and white checked plastic, a red neckerchief and a plaid dish towel.
I was allowed to suppliment with stuff from home. So flowers seemed a posibility and everyone could take one home...Yeah!
Then I made mermaid sock dolls. They were so silly and there was not a one left to bring home. I can do that.
My grandaughter, Charlotte, was just baptised and her daddy sent along a lovely announcement with her testimony and the lovliest picture. This inspired me to make this fan using several pictures of her 2nd great grandmother, her great grandmother, two 2nd great aunts and a couple of great grandfathers. I copied the pictures and used a plastic pattern
to cut the photos into ovals and circles.and glued them onto heavy water color paper. I painted embellishments on the water color paper and then laminated them and put them together with a large brad or split pin. Then I used a punch to weave some silk ribbon through all four fan sections.
It's gone off to Charlotte and since a i put a self addred stamped envelope and a card, I hope to hear that it was a success.
This the face of a Mormon Missionary in his personal Heaven, Olive Garden. We are celebrating his birthday at his favorite restaurant, not mine by the way. Elder Cady and his companion, Elder Parker, depend on the ward to keep them fed. It takes a village.
I just love their enthusiasm.
These grins are our reward. Muff and I dropped them off at their next appointment.