Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Fellowship and Friendship

I had such a wonderful time with Sue today. We did not get any quilting done, but had a blast anyway. Her daughter Rachel drove her here to get some hours in on her driving permit. Sue has 6 of the best kids in the world, I'll tell ya!! Rachel watched my 2 little ones and Sue's 2 little ones while we went to the store and grabbed lunch, which we brought home to share. Zach was thrilled to see his "best friend, Lucas"! They are 1 day shy of 1 year apart in age. Sue had her first baby almost 21 years ago, after I had my last! I never would have thought we would have kids close to the same age after Joshua and Kyle. God knew better. AND, my grandson is close to the same age as Ruthie. Here is Sue's 3rd child, Rachel (the new driver) holding baby Ruthie...who is no longer a baby at 3 years old. She is smart as a whip and can sign (language) like nobodys business! Of course we needed a pic with Charlotte in there. The kids all had such fun!

And look what she brought me... No...she did make all of these, though I could choose only 12...I really loved them ALL, and had requested an extra 12 as a purchase for gifts. (My DIL Rachel came by and she already got 6 of them!) So I choose 24 in total!
In return for my 12, I made Sue a Home Management Binder at her request. It was a great trade! We spent a small part of our time together putting her binder together just the way she would use it. A HMB is a very personal thing! She was quite pleased with it...a gorgeous red binder to match her kitchen...and I was thrilled!

The mailman brought my apron from the apron swap today. Hannah did such a beautiful job and it fits me wonderfully. She stitched the "Fruits of the Spirit" on it and added beautiful bead work. I should have pressed it before taking pics, but was to excited to show you.
I just LOVE it!! Thank you Hannah. Let me know when you get yours...it is on its way!
I am Christmas shopping all day tomorrow. That is if the roads are ok. It is really coming down out there and the weatherman keeps changing his mind. First he said 3-5 inches and now it is 6-7 inches. Hopefully the roads will be clear, otherwise I will hunker down and sew...either way is fine with me!


Su Bee said...

Whoo-hooo! Somehow I never got that you and Sue are buds, that's terrific! You are both amoung my favorite bloggers, it's so cool to learn you're friends!
Gee -- you made my day, I'll be grinning for hours now- *VBG*

Lib said...

Hi Bren,
What a wonderful day for you and your friends.:o) SO Uplifting:o)
Love your gifts they are Beautiful:o)
Have a Great week.
Stay warm and be careful on the rds.
Blessins', Lib

Katie said...

I have an HMB too - I just need to use it more! I found it over at Candy's blog - maybe that's where I found your blog too?? Anyway, lovely pics!

Have a blessed day!

Marilyn R said...

It is always so much fun to spend time with a good friend! The apron you received is beautiful. Enjoy the snow!

Copper's Wife said...

Oh, what a fun day!!!

Your new apron is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love your apron Bren, now to show my ignorance, what are the crocheted items?

Niki RuralWritings said...

What a lovely day, a good friend and goodies!!! Sounds like you had a great time!

Amanda said...

*GASP* Oh that apron is GORGEOUS!!! I wish I had more full aprons! I have to find a pattern like that one, it's nice :o)

Belvie said...

Sounds like you and Sue had a nice visit....as did the kids. It's great that you each could make something for the other that is so useful!

Be careful out there shopping. Sounds to me that being snug at home sewing is much more fun!

Patty said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day.

Anonymous said...

How pretty. Sounds like you had a fun day.

meggie said...

Lovely to have friends to share time with! Lovely photos.

Quilting Mama said...

Whew, I caught up! You write way more than I do, LOL.

Who are all those big kids?? where in the world does the time go?

I sure did have a great time yesterday and wish your apron had come then so I could see it in person!

Enjoy and love ya!

Karolee said...

You can never have enough aprons! I love aprons! I also like those wash cloths. Too cute - I'm going to have to find that pattern.