Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Friend Rae Ann

I don't even know where to begin to tell you about my friend Rae Ann.
One of the sweetest and kindest ladies in this world. I feel very privileged to call her my friend.
Rae Ann always puts others first, and is an example of Christ like love.
You may know her from her blog Cutie Pinwheel. Or you may follow the other blog she recently started Stash Manicure that already has over 500 followers.

Rae Ann is the perfect hostess. She invited us up to her beautiful cabin, and spent the week making sure our every need was taken care of.
We kept encouraging her to sit down and sew on her own projects, but instead she ran around getting us food, or clean towels, or doing the dishes.

It seemed like every time I went to take a picture of her, she was taking a picture of me.

Rae Ann is a fabulous photographer, so make sure to run over to her blog and see her beautiful pictures.

Rae gave a tutorial on a speedy method for making pinwheels. With a name like Cutie Pinwheel, of course she loves pinwheels!

Rae Ann did get a few things accomplished during our week. She made quite a few stars.

And civil war blocks for another quilt.

Look at the details in these blocks!

I had a wonderful time working on my projects, too.
I have really been wanting to use up my stash. I saw this free tutorial for butterfly's over on Mrs. Schmenkman's blog and knew it was the perfect project to take to the cabin.

I love how these blocks are turning out. To be completed at home, hopefully soon!

As we talked and visited, I relaxed by adding more rows to my Granny Stripe afghan.

This is such a relaxing project.

And I DID finish my Sunny Days quilt!
(Lori only teased me a little).


Material Mary said...

Wow and wow!! Love the tutorial on the butterflies. Love your afghan and the Sunny Days--oh my I must make one!!

Jana said...

Love the butterfly quilt! Scrappy but at the same time it isn't! Gorgeous! Sounds like you had a great time!

Kim Walus said...

Rae Ann has always and will always be a RAY of sunshine. She is a dear friend. You're afghan is coming along beautifully and I love your sunny days quilt. You all accomplished so much. Wow!!!

Quilt Monkey said...

These have been wonderful reports and pictures of your retreat! I feel like I was sewing right there with you! I spied that butterfly quilt in one of your previous posts and I'm so glad you posted the link to the tutorial -- I'd love to make one of these!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Ooooh, love Sunny Days! How pretty! And your granny stripe is just gorgeous! You are doing a great job on the colors!

With each new post about your little quilting vacation, I am storing away ideas for something similar for me and a few friends ... someday!


Micki said...

Rae Ann looks lovely! I enjoyed meeting her through your post.Your afghan is just so colorful and pretty. You look like you are enjoying making it.
Happy July 4th weekend!

Browndirtcottage said...

What lucky girls you all are to have such a good friend in Rae Ann...her 'cabin' looks wonderful and it shows you all had a great, fun and productive time...LOL...looks like some good eats too!!!

Rae Ann said...

Nedra ~ You have got to be the Kindest... Sweetest girl I know. I love you just like a SISTER and I am missing you TONS and TONS!
Thanks for all of those sweet words about me. I feel that way about you and you know that.
I am so happy seeing all of your pics because it helps to keep the memories alive of our great trip!
I am just wondering how come you and Lori chose to use all of the pics of me on my ... Let your hair down... No fuss day! That tells me that you two love me just the way I am! Thank goodness!!! Love you too!

Nicole said...

*sigh* I just love looking at pics of quilts.. maybe one day I'll make one myself and Rae Ann seems like an absolute sweety!

Nanette Merrill said...

Sunny days is wonderful. I've been wanting to make those butterflies. They are itching inside me. I'm glad you had fun. Rae Ann is amazing. She makes our lives better.

quiltmom anna said...

Thanks for the link to the butterfly quilt tutorial. It looks fabulous and I love butterfly quilts. They are so bright and cheery. It looks like a fabulous time at Rae Ann's cabin- what more can one wish for than to spend some fun times with good quilty friends in a beautiful location working with fantastic fabrics and creating quilts.

Janet said...

What a great lot of gorgeous projects. I love the butterfly quilt and yay on the sunny days, that looks fabulous.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great eye candy! Mostly I love your Sunny Days quilt!