Tammy rented a super house and flew out; Pam and I of course drove. Because that's what we do.
What a great time we had! The weather could not have been more perfect--and same goes for the temperature in the pool.
It was wonderful to sew with friends--and for me it was an incredible thing to be in a house without males.
We sewed, relaxed, ate, and sewed some more. Pam enjoys the zen of unsewing and she helped out in that area with a quilt top Tammy was working on. She'll be doing way more extensive blogging about our trip since she IS the pro--so I'm sure she'll show off the darling blocks she was working on as well as explain this interesting project...
We also went shopping--to FIVE different quilt shops! They were pretty awesome shops, too, and it was a pleasure to do our bit to support them.
I'd never seen this rose fabric before and I love it. I also love these patterns--the one little bag is pure genius--the "hinges" are made from a carpenter's tape measure! There were lovely quilt samples at The Christmas Goose shop and several had crochet around the edges and it was so pretty I had to get the pattern.
Several shops had the pincushion/thread catcher made up and Pam kept looking at them so I'm thinking she'll be getting one for her birthday.
I did get a little bit of "work" sewing done, but it was kind of hard to focus. I picked up this little pattern and some Kaffe (can you believe I've NEVER used any of his fabric before?) and made one wallet...
and then had to go shopping the next day for fabric to make some more. Seriously--the pattern is addicting. Made a little wallet for each of the girls except Pam, who has particular fabric requirements. The fabrics for those wallets were chosen to coordinate with the special bag Pam and I made for Tammy. Don't know why I didn't take a photo of it, but you'll see it soon enough since it'll be a pattern. We're waiting for some specific fabric to be available for the pattern cover. Trust me--Pam's done it again.
No trip is complete without a visit to Pam's trunk...aren't Tammy and Sherry the sweetest? Yes, in fact, they are.
So now it's back to WORK, worrying over deadlines, and having far too many guys around me. But I wouldn't trade it all for anything--as long as there's an occasional wonderful week with friends!