Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Day with Dawn and Sherri

This blogging world has brought me in contact with so many wonderful friends. I have been communicating this last year with Dawn (Piece & Love) and Sherri (A Quilting Life), who both live about an hour south of St. George.
Yesterday, we met for some quilting time at my house.
First, I took them on a tour of Superior Threads, where I work.

(Dawn, me, Sherri)
We came back to my house for a small luncheon before heading into the sewing room for the afternoon. I gave both Dawn and Sherri a package of Texture Magic so they could try it in some of their projects. You know how I love Texture Magic. I wanted my friends to see how fun it is to work with this new product now being offered through Superior Threads.

I made Chicken Salad Croissants for lunch. (see recipe below).

The last time we got together, Nanette of Freda's Hive was with us. We were missing you yesterday Nanette! In your honor, both Sherri and Dawn worked on your patterns.
Sherri was making some of your house patterns out of Halloween fabric.

She also made 9-patches out of some very beautiful fabrics.

Sherri brought Show and Tell of her latest quilt.

And Dawn worked on Nanette's pattern "In The Leafy Treetops".
Made me wish I was working on those too!

Instead I began working on a new quilt from fabric I purchased at IQF/ Long Beach.
The fabric line is called Black, White and Red All Over by Windham Fabrics.
I've been wanting to make a red and black quilt for some time. Every time I see these colors I think of Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces. Knowing her, she has probably made several projects out of these fabrics already!
2 C. diced chicken
2 stalks celery
1/2 diced red onion
1/2 C. slivered almonds
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/4 C. sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
red grapes (sliced)
1 sm. can Mandarin oranges (drained)
Combine all ingredients and serve in the middle of a sliced croissant.


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a fun day you girls had. Good friends, shopping, your yummy food and quilting. sounds like a day in heaven!!

Unknown said...

Sherri also showed us what a great time you all had. Oh it just doesn't get any better than that! Can't wait to see what you do with that yummy fabric. Thanks for the recipe, I love Chicken Salad!

Dawn said...

Thanks for a great day!! Everything was shopping and friends!!

merumo said...

Looks like you all had so much fun together! Yummy lunch, projects and what else do you need? lol I'm going to our Thursday night stitch in get together tomorrow :)))

Lurline said...

The salad sounds wonderful! Now, tell me please - which face belongs to you? I enjoy seeing pics of folks!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sherri said...

It was so much fun! Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality!

dotti white said...

I would love to have shared the day with you'll, too! So much fun! Thank you for the recipe. I am eager to try it! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Jodi Nelson said...

Too funny. I saw that red and black fabric and instantly thought of Kim too! LOL.

Kim Walus said...

You must know me. Lol! I've actually just finished a bag using Texture Magic as one of my samples. I plan on uploading pictures tomorrow.

Janet said...

Don't you just love days like that and the food sounds pretty wonderful too. You are a good hostess.

Material Mary said...

How very fun to meet with the blogging friends. Imagine that the computer brings us together from all over. It is amazing. The projects look great and I will be trying out your recipe soon.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun! Thanks for the show and tell! :-) I can't wait to see what you are making with the B/W/R~ love that combo!

Micki said...

You sure had a fun day with your friends. All the quilts were lovely!

Carol said...

Oh what a fun day...chicken salad sounds YUMMY! Love Sherri's quilt...and I spied wonderful baskets
on your design wall.

Gayle said...

What a fun day for you all! Can't wait till it's MY turn to come back for a visit! LOL