even the fat lady is singing

8 Aug

it’s all over but the shouting

all good things must end

it was fun while it lasted

what other corny phrases are there to indicate the retreat day at the clubhouse is no more?  booo hoooooo.

and guess what?  i even had my camera and i took just 1 single picture.  and it stinks.  one of the girls turned her back, one is chawing away on some of the yummy deliciousness and the other one is scowling.  they’d all collectively pummel me if i posted it.  it’s been a while since i’ve been pummeled……..  naw, i won’t post it.  i like to avoid pain you know!

so here are the remnants of the quilting day.  i took these on Sunday.  my day of recovery.  sort of (except i worked in the clubhouse from about noonish to midnight)

each of us had a little bud vase with these lovelies on our table.  The guests also got a basket of goodies.  since i neglected to take pictures DURING the day, you’ll have to scamper on over to KIM’S blog for a picture of that.

binding was accomplished.  2 quilts.  this quilt is titled “it bleeds brown”.  for over 8 hours.  it never quit.  so now it’s also titled “the quilt that shall not ever be washed”.

and the purse was completed.  sort of.  i couldn’t sew the handles on because i couldn’t find my thick black thread.  i remember using it for the crazy quilt.  so i found that box and WALAA!  no, i didn’t find the thread but i found the muslin that i was missing for another quilt.  so HEY!  nancy, you don’t need to go stash diving to find any of that for me!  but yeah, no.  no black thread.  but soon as i find it, this puppy will be done!

i showed off my new plates.  ebay.  etsy.  it’s NOT a good thing for the pocket book martha!

someone uses an OLISO iron at home.  yeah, no.  you have to set my iron’s on end.  not saying who did this KIM!  it’s all good.  at least we didn’t burn the clubhouse down!

lots and lots of this was done.  had. enjoyed even!

thanks karen for co-hosting with me.  you’re a peach.  nancy, orange you glad you came even though you had to leave early?  lisa, you’ll always be top banana!  ok.  i can’t come up with anymore fruit references….

you guys are the berries!


eeek!  i forgot to show this picture:

a new civil war book for perusing.  i forgot it because it was already in my stash of bathtub reading books!  Thanks kim.  love the book already!

7 Responses to “even the fat lady is singing”

  1. sammi August 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    oh! is it no more forever??? or just this day? 😦

    • myolivebranch August 9, 2011 at 5:23 am #

      just for the day sammi!

  2. Sybil August 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    love the bag. can’t wait for you to teach me how to make one – it will make a great beach bag.

    • myolivebranch August 9, 2011 at 5:24 am #

      i can’t wait too! hurry up and get here!

  3. Sybil August 9, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    oh – and just stack up those quilt books and mags for my perusal while I’m back…….

  4. sammi August 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Oh, thank goodness! This fat lady doesn’t have to sing, now! Whew!!

  5. kwiltykim August 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    LOL I really feel bad about the ironing surface!! I thought I smelled something funny! ha! Sorry about that! It was a blast though!

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