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Nettie & Friends works with Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN to enrich learning experiences for students by meeting specific needs that expand the learning landscape or remove roadblocks to student success.

Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2016

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On the road again....

It is Spring Break in my world.
Ahhhh.  On the road again with Marsha.
Her husband doesn't much like road trips.
Marsha and I really like them.  You just never
know what you might see. So, we loaded up the 
Subaru and off we went... headed to Lake Geneva, WI.
I've got access to a timeshare there :-)

We stopped in Madison and immediately found our
way to a Home Depot so I could buy some clips for 
a new addition to my ADHD (Attention Deficit Hobby Disorder.)
Flat Stanley really liked the lime green clips. 
They seem to accent his outfit!

Then, off to the Capitol in Madison.
We arrived in Lake Geneva, WI safely.
There are many beautiful mansions that surround the lake.
By treaty with the Potawatomi Indian Tribe, there
must be lake access at all points around the lake.
There is a 20.2 mile path that follows the lake shore.
Marsha and I walked a small portion of it.
Much of it is brick, stone or dirt. 
We came upon this portion...
It made us stop and slow down and consider.





Ahhhhh.

Of course, when a person travels by car, and checks into a little condo where maids are not coming in to clean and you have a real bed to sleep in, you might as well unfurl the sofa sleeper and set up a wonderful place to create right in the living room in front of the big TV!  Let's hear it for a Subaru wagon that allows us to pack up our raw materials and possibilities!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Creating With Friends

MaryEllen and Paula organized a quilt retreat I attended.
MaryEllen finished this quilt (no small feat when you are
listening to comments, handing out door prizes and laughing
with your friends all day and night!)

Marsha brought her Dargate Quarter Circles quilt for show and share.  
Isn't it beautiful?  Randi quilted it!  http://www.jubileequilting.com
(Randi has also donated yards of quilting for snap game bags...
Her daughter, Marianna, sews them up, and voila' they 
magically appear for the show and sale.  Wow. What a 
wonderful mother daughter team.)
Leila and her church group made all of these sweet, yummy hat and mittens sets 
for students at Maxfield.  I was a little overwhelmed.  
I wanted to start trying them on immediately!
Me?  I was making hotpad tops for the 2010 Nettie and Friends Show and Sale... 
I have a HEAP of colorful strips that continue to call my name year after year 
and make me the point of many comments at every quilt retreat or sewing day! 
Marsha refers to it as my 'haystack of fabric!'
Quilters took time out from their own projects to make 
some game bags and travel bags for the 2010 Nettie and Friends Show and Sale. 
Okay, then, there's Judy.  Quilter extradoniare, who helped everyone with their projects. 
(She's amazing...she taught me a trick or two that weekend.)

An incredible group of funny, creative, big-hearted 
women who are willing to share their time and talents.

Thank you one and all.  Happy Quilting!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What I've Been Up To....

Knitting!  How about this lovely Mini Moochi Rainbow Scarf???
This is a soft, wonderful merino wool scarf in 'Amethyst'.
Here's a lovely, 'smooshy' scarf in 'Spring Tickle.'

This scarf is mohair and silk and wonderfully yummy.


And I finished a sweater for Marsha's granddaughter!