Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fresh Memories

Almost 2 months ago, my quilt group, the Quiltinis went on a quilting getaway at my place in the Pocono Mountains.  It was at the beginning of the leaf changing season and it was just beautiful.  We had a great time, as we always have, LOL, (what's not to have a good time when you are sewing and eating and talking away) and I couldn't wait to post about it. I even took photos on the way home to share the Fall colored leaves.

The day after driving home, I went to look for my camera.  I thought it would be on the passenger seat of my car since I did take pictures on the way home.  It wasn't there.  So I started unpacking my bags in search of it.  I couldn't find it.  I went through all of the bags of fabric and scraps.  No camera.  I searched the car.  My husband searched the car.  No camera.  I knew I brought the camera home and it was in the car. I was so disappointed that I lost it and all the photos.

 I started using my iPhone to take photos, avoiding the inevitable of buying a new camera.  The photos were just not as good.  Today was the day that I decided to bite the bullet. I went through the Sunday newspaper ads looking for the sales for a new camera.  I did a bit of research and some comparison shopping.  I have bought enough of these point and shoot cameras that I use to throw in my purse or bike bag, so I know the features that I want.   I got in my car ready to head to the store and put my purse in the back seat and GUESS WHAT I FOUND??? It was on the floor behind the driver's seat.  My camera.  I couldn't wait to see the photos that I took almost 2 months ago.  It was so nice to relive our getaway.  Although cameras and photos can be lost, memories are not.  So not to waste those memories, I'll share the photos now.  They will be new to you!

 The theme was definitely tablerunners.  They are quick and fun to do while gabbing away. I lost track of how many Christine made.

 This is a pattern by Hopscotch Designs.  Jane Hamilton is one of us and is a very talented designer.
If you want to see a bunch more of her patterns, click HERE.

She made 2 runners using her pattern.  One for Halloween and one for Spring.

Bailey didn't want to miss a photo op on Terry's quilt.
We are all Bernina girls.
I was working on trying to reduce my blue and white scrap stash.
I worked on a string quilt.  When I look at many of the fabrics, it reminds me of many of my previous quilts.  (It's also a great stashbuster.) I just got it back from Susie, my machine quilter. Now I just need to bind it.
Did someone say lunch?
A watermelon, watercress salad with grilled Haloumi cheese.  Yum!
Our guild is having its annual auction in December.  We decided to share our batiks and play with the Accuquilt strip cutter while we were together.  I don't know what was more fun.  Cutting the fabric into strips and squares or making it all look pretty.

If you are coming to the auction, you better bring your checkbook!
Don't you just want it all?
I think some of us will be doing some bidding ourselves.

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  1. Cheryl,
    So glad you found your camera. I wouldn't last a day without mine. Loved seeing pictures of the retreat.


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