I know, the "Suck-It-Up Sisters" sounds not so nice, but it's all in fun! There's a group of us that have been getting together once a month for two or three years now and that's what we decided to call our group. It's like this, you might be having a bad day, whether it's your sewing that may not be going right, or you're just having an off day and, one of us might say "oh, suck it up", and it makes you smile because you know that they really do care.
Well, this past weekend we had a "Suck-It-Up Sisters" weekend retreat at the "Dodge Lodge". That's a friend's house. She has the most gorgeous house. It could be in Midwest Living, or House Beautiful. We take over the whole lower level of her house, and she's so accommodating. We plan out the meals prior to the weekend and we all take turns, along with cleaning up. It's just the best. Good friends, good conversation, great relaxation, and we can't forget, good food! I think I gained a few pounds. I only went out for a jog once the whole weekend. Not good!
So here are a few pics.
Here's Rose! Very busy working on a purse by Lazy Girl Designs. And Tamra on the right. She was working on a quilt for her son to take off to college.
And Connie! She was working on a UFO Quilt, I'm not sure of the name.
This is a "911 quilt that about 12 people contributed blocks to and over the weekend, we put it all together. Marge did the border, then took it home and had it quilted by Monday. What a woman! This will be auctioned off at a benefit in Whitewater on Sept 10th. What a great quilt!
This is Peggy's "911 Quilt". Don't her borders look great. Gotta love that red and yellow together.
DarLynn worked on several things. Piecing, appliqueing, and more piecing. She's a great multi-tasker.
These sawtooth blocks are Debbie's. She's making a wedding quilt for her son and soon to be, daughter-in-law, Angie. I can't wait to see it finished. It's a very neat pattern.
Marge is quilting this one up for me too! She is an awesome long-arm quilter. And this quilt will be going up to Quilt Expo in Madison next month. Now to finish the pattern writing! Whew, lots to do before Expo.
I ran home on Saturday morning to meet Randy and her husband Mark. They flew into Chicago on Friday evening, then drove up to Wisconsin in the morning. She wanted to show Mark the shop. How great is that of her. And him! Then they left the shop to go towards Madison, and off to New Glarus to go through the brewery. Sounds like they had a good time. Happy Anniversary, guys! Randy, you should feel so lucky! Here's Randy, DarLynn, and I on my deck in back of our house.Till next time! PJR