Monday, October 22, 2007

Food for Retreat

I will bring a taco (salad) bar with all the trimmings. OLE!! Hope to see you all at applique at Deer Camp? Jerri

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Wacky Weekend at Fryer Ranch--LET'S PARTY!

Wacky Pac GOES QUILTING AT FRYER RANCH
November 1st thru 4th -- 3rd Anniversary

You are Invited!
Please come quilting at Fryer Ranch . FOUR crisp fall days will be spent doing some power quilting, but most of all, will be a time when we can reconnect as Wackies. This just happens to be my favorite thing to do. I know some will not be able to come on Thurs., but come when you can and stay as long as you can. Beds will be set up for each except the two sisters who prefer not to stay overnight with us. They will stay late and come back early. I have one blow up bed, but need Kathleen and Annale to bring their beds. Sleep will be the last thing on our minds, but is necessary to keep us from killing each other.

Quilters never die --they just cut up! Is this us or what!
SET Ups
(Is that a word?)
I have three tables for your use. I have a large cutting table and an ironing station. Please feel free to bring whatever set up you prefer, but these should help you out.
GAMES
Yes--a few are in the works, but nothing for sure yet. Nothing but fun--I promise.
Videos--Precision Piecing
Embroidery Stabilizers
If you have a learning video you would like to share--bring it!
THE CHALLENGE
I know--I heard the sighs from here! But no pressure--you don’t have to do it, you know----BUT
All quilters who finish “the challenge” will pick a prize (LOTS OF CHOICES). So the faster you finish the better prize choices--BUTT-the BEST challenge gets a “BIG” prize. So----this is part of the challenge. Just get it finished and get a prize or finish great and possibly get a big prize. Oh this promises to be good! Kits will be provided
DEMOS
Patty has promised one of her famous demos. If you would like to provide one for the group, please do. Annale might want to do a ¼ inch demo. She’s a professional now

NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED!
JUST KIDDING!
Let me see--------there will be Mimosas, wine, wine coolers, Margaritas, Daiquiris, Kathy E’s brothers famous Pina Coladas, beer and Goodness knows what else. The CREATIVITY will SOAR!~~~~~~~~~~~~
On to the Food!
Kathy Early--
Pecan Pie
Spaghetti Salad
Pina Coladas
Kathleen--
Mexican Casserole
Patty Charlotte--Breakfast
Jerri--
Pending as Jerri fell and badly sprained her hand.
Rhonda--Waffle Maker
Annale
Layered Salad
Sandwich fixins
Molly
Fruit/Tea/Coffee
Soup
Breads
Lettuce/tomatoes
Candlelight supper (a surprise)
Kathy L?? Something good I am sure!!

See ya then!! MOLLY

REMINDER--I have
Wireless Internet!

We could practice EQ

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's a String Thing!

The Wacky Pack has decided on a swap for 2008! We will swap strip-pieced blocks -- three blocks for each person.

1. Cut 27 13-1/2 squares out of the stuff you are using for the foundation -- muslin, interfacing, etc.

2. Draw a diagonal line with pencil, or other marking tool, 1-inch to the left of the diagonal of the 13-1/2 sqquare. This will help you exactly center the center diagonal fabric which is 2-inches wide.

3. Decide on a fabric that you want to be the diagonal of each square (or focus fabric). Cut 27 2" x WOF of that fabric. The color choice is up to you. It can be scrappy, batiks, black and white, patriotic, holiday, etc.

4. Prepare a baggie for each Wacky. Inside this baggie you will put 3 foundation squares, 3 2-inch strips of your focus fabric, and any special instructions. Special instructions may include such things as: green on one side and pink on the other; alternate colors of green and red; use all different sizes of strips; use only 2" strips; use all western fabrics, etc. The choice is yours. Just make sure you include this information if you want something special.

5. Once you receive baggies from everyone, start sewing and have fun!

Sewing Instructions:
1. Put the diagonal focus fabric RIGHT SIDE UP on the 13-1/2" foundation square with one edge of it on the line you drew to the left of the diagonal.

2. On each triangle you will "sew and flip" strips of the 'baggie owner' choice until the square is completely covered. The strips should extend out over the edge of the square.

3. The "fill-in" strips should not be more than 2" wide (or whatever the 'baggie owner' requests).

4. Trim the completed strip block to the original 13-1/2" and return to the owner. WE WILL TRIM OUR OWN SQUARES WHEN WE GET THEM BACK TO THE SIZE WE DESIRE.

5. Each Wacky should end up with 27 string blocks (which includes the three they make for themselves).

Grand Opening of Texas Deer Hunting

It wouldn't be the beginning of Texas deer hunting season if the Wacky Pack did not get together for some quilting at the Fryer Ranch.

This will be our third year to spend the weekend at the Ranch and do some serious, serious quilting! We also do lots of laughing and eating as well. (AND, there may even be a margarita or three thrown in as well).

Watch for upcoming pictures of our wild and wacky weekend!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bathing Cruisers

No girls, you're not seeing double. I bought 2 bathing suits for the cruise. I just couldn't make up my mind, they were both so cute and made my look "good!" Here's the deal...they are called Miraclesuits. They make you look 10 lbs lighter. They're constructed to shape and firm the body without bulky linings or girdles. You know how much I looooove girdles...LOL Anyway, look for them at places like Dillard's. They may cost a little more but, hey, we are worth it.
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