Last week we had our JSS Bee Day at Karen and Jim’s lake house. While we thought it might rain, it turned out to be a beautiful day for taking a boat ride on Lake Kiowa and hanging out on the porch!
First up, of course, was breakfast!
Then Jim and Mark (Barb’s hubby) took some of us for a boat ride. Here we are on the dock:
Oops – we left Judy behind!
Jim gave us the grand tour of the lake. All kinds of houses, docks, boats, buoys, birds and beaches. How about these thrones up on the dock!
When we got back from the boat ride, everyone was already eating lunch. But they saved us some. 😉
Then came show and tell! Karen started us off with this quilt that she had been working on at retreat.
Karen also told us about their shopping trip the day before in Whitesboro – near the quilt shop was an antique store with super cute clothes and accessories. Not sure what Karen was doing pointing at her foot… I don’t think she got the shoes at the antique store.
During the shopping trip Lynn got this cute top…
and this vintage platter:
She looks really happy with her purchases! Lynn also showed us some bags that she has made out of feed sacks. How cute are these!Gloria made a purchase in Whitesboro too – this mail bag… I hope the US Post Office is OK with this!
Nancy brought this super cute baby quilt – very soft and pretty.
Annelle was up next with The Dress. She quilted this herself – I’m so impressed with the areas of free motion quilting!
And we got to see the Faith, Hope, Love quilt which was quilted by Susan Corbett:
A little bit of a close-up of the border quilting – look at the dragon fllies!
Barb brought booties, baby quilts and Mark! Here’s one of the booties:
The baby quilt – an Inklingo design:
And you’ve already seen Mark – he was on the boat.
Judy R. brought this very pretty blue and white quilt:
Well, Davene fell in love with it! I think there was a bit of a tug of war between Judy and Davene in the end.
I brought my hand dyed quilt which has been quilted (by Susan Corbett) and I’m working on the binding. I need a better name for this quilt… any ideas?
Sally was enthralled with the chicken’s at Patt’s last month so she made herself one:
And Sally also showed some beautifully embroidered dresses she’s working on.
Dede, Peggy, Jules and Patti didn’t bring any show and tell, except for their beautiful smiling faces:
Madelyn more than made up for it – she had a bunch to show. First up was this Sashiko embroidery she brought back from Hawaii:
And how about this stunning flying geese quilt?
And next, this fun, bright,children’s quilt – POW! (Notice the photo bombing by Davene – we love you Davene!)
And, last but not least, Madelyn brought this gorgeous Shimmer Quilt. I love this pattern and may have to add it to my very extensive to do list! What a beautiful way to show off Kaffe fabric!
Sue H. brought some of her Splendid Sampler blocks. Thanks Sue for turning me on to this super fun project!
Sue also brought some purchases she made in California, including this yummy wool kit:
You know all those selvedges we are gathering for Davene? Well she is putting them to good use. What a cute bag!
Davene also brought this beautiful flower quilt. Lots of applique and embroidery!
How pretty is that? I asked Davene which flower was her favorite and, of course, it was this blue one:
That brought our Show and Tell to a close. What a bunch of talented, fun and loving women!
Many thanks to Karen and Jim for hosting us – it was a beautiful day at the lake!