Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Rippers!

WARNING LOTS of pictures! Today we celebrated Rippers birthday bash as a Halloween party. we asked all members to come as witches! and they did!!! I think we had about 33 out of 38. Great support!! thanks gals! here is the group! aren't these ladies gorgeous? LOL! remember you can click on the pic to enlarge..... here is one section of the room. everything looked sooo fun.....
here is Susan as the Glenda the good witch!

the stage......
The ladies are arriving.....


Here is a close up of an individual place setting. let's see if I can name everything.... member cookbook, little fabric pumpkin, thread holder filled with peanut m&m's, frog cup pincushion, sun glass case with frog fabric - Thanks Delva and Inge!!!, jack lantern pin - thanks committee! mummy candy bar - thanks to my granddaughters!, a little scroll of 5" charm patterns......oh, a pack of 38 5 1/2" charm pack of purple, orange and lime green - not shown.
here is a close up of the mummy candy bar and pin.....

here is Mardi, Charlene and Cherie....


Judy S.....

Jeanne L. with her scary tattoos!


Delva! as the witch doctor! she came in 2nd in the costume contest!


here is the member cookbook we have been putting together - Thanks Susan! you did a fantastic job!!!

here are the winners of the costume contest - Cherie 3rd, Delva 2nd and Barb D 1st!!! great job ladies!!!


here is a cute witches hat that Cherie made for the table....

Cauldron with dry ice - that looked soooo cool!

here is Barb F! she was a frog water diviner - I think that is what she said! Her costume was crazy!

It was a wonderful party! I wish I would have gotten more pics! everyone looked great! I want to thank all the ladies that helped so much! you are sooooo appreciated!
enjoy.....
Lorene

Monday, October 26, 2009

busy, busy, busy!

hi everyone, I am feeling like I am running a marathon here. but the business is coming to a end - I think!!! Anyway, I thought I would post a few things. here are my next 3 blocks I have finished for the beatitudes BOM. I am really enjoying these. and they go pretty fast.


here is the last block of Gail Pan's Christmas wish. These blocks are wonderful to do. I can quickly do them up, have the satisfaction of doing something, and not having to use a lot of brain power!!
The ladies in the redwork club voted to do Colorwork Calendar, #134 by Once upon a vine. There is a pattern for a quilt and pillows. but I have made something different with it. can't show it till December! sorry!! I hope the ladies will enjoy it!

over the weekend Lee took Zoe to the state fair. her first time! She LOVED it!!! esp the ferris wheel. I wish I could have been there to see that! anyway, when Bruce and I went, I wanted to try chocolate dipped bacon. it sounded intriguing. I mentioned to Lee that we didn't see any. Well............ he found some and brought it home for me to try. well, I can't say it was wonderful. I can't say that it was bad. it was ........ interesting. the picture doesn't look like much. it was really thick milk chocolate with crispy bacon inside. kind of salty, sweet, bacony tasting.... I don't think I have to try it again.

we had Demi and Lexy with us this weekend. They were the best helpers EVER!!!!! in two days is the ripper Halloween birthday bash. and the girls helped with making mummy candy bars and making all sizes of spiders for the party. they were good sports about helping me. I appreciate my sweeties!!!! thank you girls!!!! you are awesome!!!! love, love, love you both!

thanks for looking!
Lorene

Monday, October 19, 2009

Eva can dance!

we had a very hectic weekend. it ended with Eva dancing at the state fair! here she is all ready to dance! Jenn and Trina dance at the state fair when they were little. so did I! when the recital was over, they invited people to come up and do the Zumba! some Latin aerobic thing! here is Jenn and Lexi going to it!
we had to check out the animals - still stinky! we went to the mineral and rock area - looks the same as it did when I went as a child! and we check out the quilts! my fave was the double wedding ring.....

and the log cabin......

we had a Navajo taco and kettle corn.....


as we were sitting there, here came the clydales horses!

and here is the video of Eva's start at her dance career........

video
enjoy.....
Lorene

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Redwork Time #3

Susan with a bare roots tote pattern. in another group that Susan and I are in -the Rippers, we were given a jelly roll of pink strips. I think she made great use of those strips!!!! Susan also took a landscape class - here is her outstanding quilt. she embroidered lots of little things of it. I love it!!!
Marty with a rag quilt for one of her grandchildren!

here is the back......

AND here is her Redwork in the Garden quilt!!! Wow! love it.....

here is a black and white charm quilt for another grandchild - I think!!!

This one is a folded log cabin. I have never seen anything like it! I like it!

Here is Margie's Redwork in the Garden! I am SO proud of these ladies. so many of them have finished this quilts! Yahoo!!!
here are Margie's pillow inserts....

and her label for her bird brain quilt.......

That's the last of the pics! hope I haven't forgotten anyone! thanks for your support and sharing your talent!!!!
Lorene

Redwork Time #2

here is a quilt by Margie. she used a bird brain pattern. here is Lorraine with her Santa wall hanging. it is all machine embroidered. I think it is an Anita Goodfellow design. I hope I got that right!
Lorraine again with the 12 days of Christmas. just beautiful!


here is Loretta with a new project! all cross stitched.

all of her Love is blocks are now done. She just needs to do the applique blocks.





here is Jeanne with her Redwork in the garden. I just love how these quilts are all different, but soooo beautiful!
here is Isabelle's BOM she is doing from the shop in Florida....

and her October pillow insert.....

Harriet enlarge her Redwork in the Garden pattern to fit a 12" block. Harriet won the purple blocks in our block exchange. here is the close up of the embroidered block here is her quilt. she keeps telling us she doesn't like purple, but........

here is another bird brain pillow pattern by Harriet! just love it! and it's not purple!


Lorene