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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Holiday Brunch With the Quilt Ladies
Have you ever been a quest in someone's home
and felt totally "At Home"???
You know what I mean....
from the minute you step inside the door,
you feel like your mother is there telling you,
"take your shoes off
and sit down and eat something!"
The smell of cinnamon rolls about melts you
to the welcome mat,
the gracious hosts says, "Come in! Come in!"
and the home envelopes you in a warm
and cozy blanket (or in this case a QUILT!!)
You just want to stay for...well, forever!!!
That was the feeling I experienced last week,
when Mom and I got to visit Mrs. Z's house.
Mrs. Z (Twila) is the founding lady of my mother's quilt club.
And we were lucky enough to be invited
to her annual Christmas brunch for the club!!
The quilting club consists of about 14 talented quilters.
They not only know how to quilt,
but they also know how to have fun!
A merry bunch of gals gathered at Twila's house this day,
and the fun began!
Her house was all decked out with
Christmas quilts, collectables and decorations!
Truly a joy to take it all in!!
From her collection of nativities
to the woodsy Christmas tree...
It was all quite amazing and magical!!
Twila put out quite the array of delicious holiday goodies!!
Her table was pre-set with gifts for all....
quilting gifts (of course)
Each of us got to take home a fat quarter of fabric
and a coordinating porcelain thimble
How's that for thoughtful gifting?
The cinnamon rolls melted in my mouth,
the cookies and candy took it over the top!
And then there was the Puff Corn....
OHHHHH! The candied puff corn!!!!!
This was the cat's meow, the bees knees,
and the tempt-n-est candy I've ever been around!!
Melted white chocolate chips
drizzled over Puff Corn
Yep, that's it!!
Absolutely easy-peasy and "delicious" doesn't do it justice!!
A treat certain to win over Santa Claus!!!
What a fun and special get-together
for the quilting ladies of W.S.
Thanks so much, Mrs. Z!!
The plaque on her wall reads....
Families are like quilts
lives pieced together,
stitched with smiles and tears,
colored with memories
bound by LOVE.
And that's a very fitting motto for this little
"family" of quilters!!
Thanks be to Mrs. Z for sharing her time and talents,
her patterns and ideas, and her home and hospitality!!!
(Just a note...
Twila's house had so many beautiful quilts, I couldn't possibly
fit them all into one post!! So, stay tuned for part II of The Talented Quilted Lady!!)
I hope you are having a festive holiday season....
entertaining friends and family, giving and laughing and
enjoying the reason for the season!!