Yes, my friends, two full days of mostly nothing but quilting! Friday I spent the day at friend Norma’s wonderful quilt HALL. Yes, it is a huge beautiful quilt room. Paula and I toted our machines and the fabrics we had already swapped and lined up for the Pumpkins. After a brief lesson on Buggy Barn techniques we were off to a rocky start. For those of you familiar with the Buggy Barn slice and put back together way of doing things, know it is not for the precision quilter. When sides did not match, both of my buddies had heart attack moments. But once the first pumpkin was completely put together, they were very impressed because neither thought it would really work. Here we are, happy that it pumpkins are being created !
And my day was not over yet. In order to buy myself some quilt time I had to agree to a ballgame that night. I am not the sports person. Never have been interested in watching it done. So here I am in some of the best seats in the Alex Box Stadium on the LSU Campus right behind home plate where you could see everything. For those who aren’t familiar with LSU baseball, they are 7 time National Champions, and Paul Mainieri’s Tigers are ranked #7and are 14:1 right now. This game was with Cal State Fullerton and they were ranked #6. My dear and wonderful friend Ann and her family has had season
tickets to these games since the dawn of time. The stadium, complete d in 2009, is truly beautiful. Seating 9200 people it is sold out game after game, and Friday was no exception. Here are some pics from the night. The guy tossing the first ball out is the famous ex-football coach now Athletic Director Skip Bertman.
Press munches away on peanuts, like you are supposed to do at a ball game!
And I did say TWO days of quilting, right? SO today I was in charge of the Sew In at St Paul’s Church. (The key did NOT melt in my hands---so there!) And Valerie and I finished the top of the quilt with her dad’s flannel PJs and T-Shirts. And I finished up with my pumpkins so we got a ton of stuff done!
And here are all MY pumpkins and Mary’s Pumpkins set up together. Don’t you think Mary should give me all her pumpkins since they are such good friends with mine???