Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our Last (Whimper) Lesson With Bonnie Hunter

By Our Guest Blogger, Momcat (Linda)

After Bonnie taught us how to tackle Stars and Hearts in our Crumb Block series, she demonstrated how to make the letters L-O-V-E. Or for those of you who like rodents, V-O-L-E.

Once again, I needed some practice before I could master the angles needed. I learn by doing, and I know that after a few or fifty mistakes, my next effort will be just perfect!

On the other hand, take a look at my quilting peeps' efforts. Do I hang with some talented girlfriends or what?

Whenever you wanna ask, "where's the love?" just look at Jill and Becca's mobile design walls!

Cathy really found her niche in making the letters. I expect her to produce an alphabet book shortly. Here's her very first efforts at the L and O. Don't they look fab?

Other than the group shot of the Quilting Sisters of the Traveling Threads in the previous post, this is my very favorite shot of the weekend. Becca was working on the floor arranging some of her blocks when Bonnie plopped down next to her for a conference. I love these smiles. Can it really get better than doing something you love with people you love? I don't think so.

Here's all the blocks I created on Saturday. Just take a look at that pathetic star block in the top row. I did that on purpose, naturally, in honor of all those point-challenged stars out there who still manage to shine just as brightly as the pretty stars. (Yeah, right.) Don't bother looking for any alphabet blocks. I was having too much fun making the others.

Thanks for coming along on this trip with me. Now stay tuned while I have something to tell Piwacket. Ready????

Breaking the News

Momcat: Piwacket, come here, honey. I have something I have to tell you.

Pi: It's never good when you start that way.

Momcat: Well, it is good for me and Philip. And it will be good for you, too. Honest.

Pi: Oh, good heavens, woman. Just get on with it.

Momcat: Philip and I are going to the airport tomorrow at 4:30 a.m. and flying out to California.

Pi: WHAT!!!!!!!!! You just got home!

Momcat: I know, sweetie. You remember how I said that Darren and Nicole live in a place called Los Angeles? Well, Philip and I finally have a chance to visit them. And he is my son. I miss him and want to see where he and Niki live. And you know that since I am a substitute teacher I can only travel during school breaks.

Pi: This is just not right. First you don't bring home any smelly food for me, but Maggie gets some, and now you're leaving me again. And this time you're taking my man servant with you!

Momcat: Well, here's the good news for you. CatDaddy is going to come over a couple of times a day to take care of you and the other kitties. Maggie is going to stay at the animal care center while we're gone. You've missed CatDaddy. And even though he doesn't live here anymore, he still loves you very much.

Pi: I do like CatDaddy. I really don't have any choice in this, do I?

Momcat: It'll be okay. You'll see. And while I'm gone I won't have a computer. So you and I will have to catch up on all the news when I come home next week. In the meantime, let's have a great evening together.

Piwacket: I'll be sure to slip my paw into your hand and sleep on your pillow with you.

Momcat: You mean like every night?

Pi: Yeah, like that.

Mews and hugs,

Pi and Momcat


YankeeQuilter said...

Looks like you all had a great time with Bonnie! Have fun out in California...

Jennifer said...

Have a great trip to CA - can't wait to read about it when you return!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in LA. It is so good you can go! Look forward to hearing all about it when you come home! Safe flight,

jillquilts said...

So... I was going to ask what you had been drinking before you made that star, but then I remembered that it was wine on Friday night!! Makes perfect sense now! hee hee

Have fun in LA!

Trish said...

Have a great trip!