October 26, 2010

Girls Night Out...

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This photo is two images cropped together - I tell you
this to explain the half table in the center of the image.
I spent yesterday working on the quilt top and will share it in tomorrow's post. Last night, though, was Girls Night Out at Books A Million. (Missed you Krisann, but glad we could fit in lunch together yesterday!)

These girls have enormous hearts and they make me laugh. I love the time we spend together. They're all busy working on yarny rectangles right now to send in for Warm Up America™.

I remember when I had my shop in Wisconsin (over twenty years ago). Fellow shop owner, Evie Rosen - also located in Wisconsin, conceived of this great idea. Since then, knitters and crocheters have continued to summon their creative talents to make blankets for the homeless. It's a great cause, and the girls in our group never shy away from a great cause. (You can click here to see how you can participate, too.)

I haven't been able to knit or crochet for a while (an little issue with my hands), but I continue to meet with the gals for their inspiration and friendship. I'm looking forward to hearing just how many squares they contribute to Warm Up America™ this year, and to see what their next charity project will be.

I'm anxious to share the quilt top tomorrow. Hope you'll stop by for the big reveal!

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh what fun! I do wish you would of been in the picture too. What a great night out glad you join these ladies they look like they would make you laugh.
Great big hearts too for making those to retangles for such a worthy cause. I will have to check it out. It has been a while since I have crocheted.
Wish I lived close to a Books a Million
Hope your having a great week honey. Looking forward to seeing your quilt top tomorrow.
Stop by and enter another giveaway.
Love ya
Maggie

Createology said...

Looks like a wonderful and fun group of ladies. Getting together and also making blankets for those less fortunate is so heartwarming. Happy sewing...

Taylor Kay said...

Ooo! I might just have to see what Warm Up America is! :)

Yeah, about Favre. I don't really have anything against him... except when he plays the Packers. HAHA! But props to him for playing with a broken ankle. More props to him if he plays in the Vikings next game against the Patriots. Wooooah, he probably wouldn't want to miss that game. But yeah!
Anyways, I would offer to send you one of my cakes via first class mail... but it might be a little squished when it gets there... ;P Te-he!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I will be there for the big reveal! Are you going to be accepting squares to pass along to the ladies who are contributing to Warm up America? If you are, I'll send you some squares. Twyla

Brenda Kula said...

That does sound like fun. I remember when I quilted, I enjoyed the quilting bees. Isn't it sad when our hands let us down when we want them to work on something so? I've had the same sort of issue for years.
Brenda

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! They do look like a lovely group of girls, with lovely hearts too! What a great cause!
I hope your hands are feeling better soon. xoxo's Paulette

Sherri said...

Donna, I belong to a knitting group and we meet on Tues. nights-what fun we have! It looks like all you ladies have a wonderful time too!

The French Bear said...

Oh Dee, what fun!!! How I long to have a knitting group.....I can just imagine the conversations that take place, the laughter and the stories!!!!
Of course I will be here for the big reveal!
Hugs,
Mags
xo

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