Monday, May 4, 2009

Picture of block swap weekend

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I was away this weekend and went home to Northern Ontario to spend the weekend with my sister's and my Mom. We swapped some quilt blocks that we had made for a swap I had organized. It was our first swap. We each had to make 30 blocks. We then got to keep 6 of our own blocks and then we got 6 blocks from the other girls. I took a picture of all our blocks together. It looked really cool. We had such a great weekend. We all brought our daughters. It was a girls only weekend, except for my Dad who was our honorary member for the weekend. We all got fabric prizes and had a great time. We had a bit of a challenge since my parents water pump broke and we didn't have any running water all weekend. But we made the best of it and hauled water for the toilet and the dishes. Boiled water on the stove for hot water. It was an adventure trying to make it all work. Everyone was in good humour and we had a lot of laughs. We even plan to make this a yearly event. We already have a plan for our swap for next year. Something a bit smaller. I'm so glad I decided to organize this weekend. We all have such busy lives and live far apart. We don't often see each other. This was a great way to get together. Well, I am really tired now. It was a 9 hour drive for me each way. So it was a long trip. But definitely worth while.
Happy Stitching!!
Ariane :o)


a good yarn said...

Don't they look fabulous! Sounds like you folks had a terrific time. Just the way it should be.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Michelle said...

The blocks are fabulous. It's nice to have family members that quilt.

Lulu said...

Love your quilt.