Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cupcakers Take Two

Two meetings within two weeks? Unheard of!

It was a school holiday, so we took advantage of it and met at my house last Monday.

We played LCR with blues and Susan won - again! It was funny because she forgot her fabric and played with IOUs, which didn't matter since she was the big winner again. This fast, fun dice game is perfect for FQ fun.

We played my new board game, Quiltopoly, which is exactly like Monopoly but with a quilting theme. Very fun and cute.

The game was taking so long, we had to have a little snack.

Mary gave me these crackers at Christmas. They are incredible! They can be purchased at Whole Foods, for a pricey sum, but are worth it. We enjoyed them with cream cheese and hot pepper jelly - yum!

We endeavored to re-start our hat box project. Susan has come up with a unique way to incorporate vintage hankies in her design - oh yea.
You can see in the lower right corner how cute her little scaled down blocks are going to be.

Here are Jill's blocks - beautiful Jill!

I have the same two I did last time, but I pulled together two more to sew together soon.

For lunch I prepared sauerkraut and sausage. Being a good Polish girl one quarter, anyway, I love the lower east side tenement house smell of simmering cabbage wafting through the air. It was good comfort food.

Jill made delicious deep chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. I thank you, my husband thanks you, my children thank you. My thighs do not thank you :)

Thanks, Mary, for the cute cupcake pics! We missed you - again!

I'm so grateful to have quilting friends who can come over and play.


  1. The hat box pattern is just perfect for floral prints! I will be waiting to see the vintage hankies worked into the project.

  2. What a great way to use up and enjoy the vintage hankies. I cant wait to see her blocks!
    It looks like a great day all around.

  3. What a fun post love reading it all.

    And those hat boxes are so beautiful and yes love the comfort food too.


  4. Another great day with a great feast too! Wait a minute - Susan won LRC again! Wish I could have been there.

  5. How fun to have an impromptu get together and actually get some sewing done too LOL


  6. oh the hat boxes are coming out so never thought of adding vintage handkerchiefs to the blocks, can't wait to see them!
    Oh yummy looking cupcakes!

  7. The hat boxes are really cute!
    Next time you see Susan tell her I said hello! We were both involved in a tiny quilt group when she lived in Londonderry, NH. It doesn't surprise me that she wins all the time!!!! LOL :o)


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