Saturday, October 15, 2011

An Enjoyable Weekend

Diana and I had such a nice time this weekend.  On Friday we had lunch with our mother's "gang" of friends from early childhood and school.  Yes, that's right. Can you believe it! These wonderful ladies all went to school together with our mom and they are still friends and get together for lunch once a month.  That's amazing to me on so many levels!  We'll probably never hear all the stories of their times together but I know they've laughed and cried with each other over the years.  One story told at this lunch was of a scrapbook that our mom had.  She had a napkin from a hamburger diner in the scrapbook and when she showed it to one of her friends, she asked her, "Does this smell burgerly?" in all seriousness.  That line still makes her friends laugh! How precious these ladies are and how I wish I had a group of friends like that!  Now, I know they are probably not going to like that I put their pictures on the blog because some were caught at an awkward moment, but I love the pictures anyway because they are my mother's friends!

After that wonderful lunch, we went to a quilt shop and of course, had fun there!  This shop has several of the huge embroidery machines set up and my dad, being the curious tinker that he is, had to ask how in the world do those things work?!  He was amazed at all the computer diagrams and buttons and threads and couldn't believe it when the woman gave him a cap with an eagle embroidered on it.  He was so pleased.  I tried out a table top long arm machine and loved it!  16 inches of space to quilt in but not the 12 feet of room needed for a frame.  Added that to my wish list!

We continued the fun today and went back to the quilt shop that Dad and I had gone to the other day.  We had more time because Dad stayed home so no pressure.  I found fabric that I had missed the last time and their prices can't be beat.  Maybe Diana and I had a little too much fun!  When Dad and I went the other day, I didn't take my camera but this time I did.  I just have to show you what we saw! 
 This is the front view:
This is the back view:
 A barn further down the road:
Aren't they beautiful! 

And when I saw this, I had to put it on here for Tony because he loves all things Scottish!
Who knew Loch Lomond was in Kentucky?! ;)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!



  1. So lovely to read such a happy post and to see yo and Diana having a good time together! Have a happy day!

  2. What a fun lunch! My mom had friends in Germany that she went to school with and they get together every time she goes back. The photos of those barns are beautiful!!! Glad you had a good time :) Thanks for sharing this!

  3. What a wonderful day with friends! It will be one you will cherish forever.
    Hugs, Deborah

  4. Great pics of the barns with quilt squares! I love that!

    And how amazing is it that these women still get together!?! I love that they are all still friends.....I will never know that either. I think about my friends at school....and I only kept in touch with 2....but we don't really talk much, just xmas cards really. I'm so happy your Mom had such a great group of ladies to laugh with! We could all use a group like that! Maybe that's why I love my quilt group!

  5. What a treasure to spend time with your mom's friends!! That is a true legacy. The barns are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the pics!


  6. Glad to see that happier times are coming your way.
    Those barns are too adorable! Does it make you want to do Eleanor Burns barn quilt? Some of the gals at our local shop are working on it.

  7. So glad you had some sister time. I'm sure it was good for you both! And I'm like you, wish I had a group like your mom did. But with the way we live our lives, that is harder to do.

  8. I love it that your dad was so interested in how the embroidery machines worked. That would be my dad's reaction also. I should drag him to some quilt shops when we go out to Oregon next year.

  9. How wonderful to spend time with your Mom's friends. The shared memories must have warmed your heart. I'm so glad to hear the both of you are doing good and that your Dad's interest was peaked with the embroidery machines. I've missed you and thought of you both often. Hugs

  10. Hugs to you - it looks like you and the ladies had a wonderful time together remembering your Mom.
    I love the barn pictures, I've never seen a barn with a quilt block on it in person but one day I'd love to.

  11. That is amazing to keep so many life-long friends! Glad to hear that you both had a great time visiting and shopping.

  12. It's good to see that you both are beginning the healing process. We're about to mark the one year anniversary of my mom's death. It's bittersweet that we've begun to move on and difficult to face, but my sisters and I will do it together...just like you are. Lunching with her friends must have been good therapy for you as surely the barns were. Welcome back.

  13. this is a great post...such blessings in having family and WoNdErfUl parents!!! the barn quilts were the icing on the cake...great day!


  14. It sounds like you and your sister are having some good healing time. I'm so glad for you! Your mother was fortunate to have such wonderful friends!

  15. Such a wonderful story about your mom's friends. And the barn photos are so interesting.
    best, nadia


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