You just have to love these ladies and their great sense of humor.
"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land.
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,
A mighty woman with a torch..."
(Yes, she knew it word for word!)
With an entire week at our machines, we did get a lot done. Our friendships were strengthened, and I learned so much from each lady.
Jackie is one of the kindest women I have ever met. She is a busy mom, who teaches music to the young children at church, and also works in the office of an elementary school.
As Rae Ann's neighbor, she has been to the cabin many times over the years.
Jackie took squares she received in a block exchange and sewed them around a pre-printed panel.
The panel served as a guide for wool applique and stitchery. Isn't that a great idea?
And it was so fun to spend a week with my girlfriend Judi, who you have seen a lot on my posts. She just got through putting on a wedding for her daughter, and wasn't sure if she had the time or energy to join us. How fortunate we felt that she could come! We call her "Doctor Judi" who teaches us so much about women's health and nutrition. We all felt like little sponges, wanting to soak up everything she had to say.
Judi worked on a fall applique quilt.
Here is what Susann's quilt really looked like when finished.
Susann is the comedian of the group. She kept us laughing and laughing.
I'm telling you, anytime I have a sad moment, I will be bringing back the Statue of Liberty image in my mind, complete with cute Susann trying to be serious as she recited her poem.
Beautiful Christmas fabrics.
When I got back to St. George, the temperature was 106 degrees.
I am going through major withdrawals, wishing I was back in Wyoming with the ladies taking our evening walks...
...seeing the stunning landscape of Star Valley....
Thank you again Rae Ann for inviting me along.