On Thursday, I finished sewing my third tote bag. Here are tote bag #2 and #3. I headed into Delafield to open the church for the Applique/UFO/Sew-what-you-want Group. Four ladies were working on applique. One lady had brought 1 tote bag she had made at home, another 4 (yes, 4!) and my 3. Right off the bat, we had 8 completed! Two more ladies arrived with their sewing machines rolling behind them, ready to assemble more tote bags. One sweet member had gone to another's house and picked up a roll of decor weight fabric and cut out fixin's for 8 more totes! Can you believe it...totally awesome! So between the two ladies at their sewing machines, one working the iron and pinning and me (who was stuffing the comfort pillows and pinning, just a little), the group sewed an additional 8 bags! Woohoo! I volunteered to bring the bags home then back to the next meeting...and, of course, for the photo op in my sewing room!
After the sewing, the ladies went to lunch then I needed to head home for DD's Parent Teacher Conference. She was worried that her grades had slipped but she is working hard at the spelling (she's in 4th grade). Pleasant surprise #1.
Thursday night was the Oconomowoc Guild Meeting with lots of business to cover. The pillowcases and food were presented, General Ben (didn't catch his last name) talked bout his two Tour of Duties in Iraq, the Angel Quilts were presented to the Hospice representative, our business meeting and a guest speaker! The meeting started at 7:00 pm and we didn't leave until 10:00 pm! Good thing the kids had Friday off school because bedtime was pushed way back. :)
The day started with DS's Parent Teacher Conferences. He thought he was failing 3 classes. Pleasant surprise #2, he is only 'tanking' 1 class...Math and the teacher said he can come in after school for extra help! woohoo! Gotta love teachers who will help the kids that want to learn. :)
After that, went home and picked up the kids for a trip into Delafield. We went to Walmart to get some things for a Care Package for my Mom, my favorite lunch of a Reuben sandwich and side of German Potato Salad, shopping at Kohl's and posting the package to Mom. Pleasant surprise #3...DS's boss let him off work early to celebrate my birthday! So we all went out to an Italian Restaurant. Afterwards we had cake and ice cream and presents!
Here are my gifties I received from my family. The flowers and Jim Shore 2009 calendar are from DS. The new earbuds for my IPod from DD, fabric from DH (woohoo) and a DQ gift card from the whole gang! Ever since I read this post from Pam, I've been graving a Pumpkin Spice Blizzard.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)