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Sunday, August 15, 2010



Bonnie has come and gone, and now I am recovering from the hectic pace keeping up with her. She arrived Sunday mid-morning, and we visited, had BBQ ribs and wine and watched the first episode of Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren.
You'll never see Bonnie with empty hands, either! Here she is finishing the hand quilting in the borders of her orange quilt. A nice relaxing evening inside with the 102 degrees outside temperatures!
Cookbooks and quilting - a winning combination!

Monday morning found us with 100 lbs of quilts, 300 lbs of books and all MY gear for the Lee Summit Quilter's Guild trunk show and program.  Be sure to enlarge this photo to see my license tag holder, too.
Quiltin' Gals on the Go!
Tuesday morning we went to the Greater Kansas City Quilter's Guild for the same trunk show and program. Then in the afternoon, Bonnie had the Pineapple Blossom workshop.
This might be the Cathedral Stars workshop.....
Then, right after the workshop, we hit the road for dinner with the next guild. Of course, we had to make a quick stop at Culver's to keep Bonnie from whining, then to the the Olathe KS Quilt Guild program.  Are you tired yet?  I was!!!
Bonnie with her "teaching" quilt.
Wednesday morning was an all day workshop with the Greater KC Guild again.  This time it was Cathedral Stars.
Yes, I AM that short!
At the end of the day, you would think we would just go home and put our feet up, right?  Well, the Energizer Bunny, Bonnie and I went to the hospital to make a personal call on Margaret.  Margaret had to have hip surgery scheduled on the VERY first day of Bonnie's week!  She even tried to schedule it later, but the docs weren't having any of that.  So Bonnie took a mini-trunk show to Margaret!  I know this will get Margaret back on her feet and out of re-hab to get those Pineapple Blossoms and Cathedral Stars started!
Margaret, Mary, Bonnie
Bonnie is also working on her hexagon project that is about ten years old. She laid this out prior to leaving the house to see just what else was needed.  I don't think a black cat is really necessary, do you?
I think *my* Bonnie was trying to claim it.
Thursday morning was a relaxing day, and we did a few errands here and there.  The day was so darned hot though!  At one point the thermometer on my car for the outside temperature was 108 degrees.  
This is what just what we felt like!
That night (Thursday) we made the last trip out for a program to the Northland Needlers night time guild in Gladstone, MO. 
Here we are selling her books, and my guild's cookbooks Sew, Let's Cook!
Friday, Bonnie went with her Kansas City Quilts book editor, Jenifer Dick for a photo shoot for her newest book, Scraps and Shirt tails II that will be out in February.  I, on the other hand, went to the Missouri State Fair.  (more on that in another post) with my guild.

A very happy week for everyone, I think.  And it was great spending so much time with my old pal.  
The quilt block is even smiling!
Then came Saturday morning, and it was time to take her back to the airport. And yes, I am not kidding when I say she travels with 100 lbs of quilts! Each duffel is 50 lbs of quilts, weighed precisely on a portable fish scale! LOL!
Bye, Bye, Bonnie
So, if you ever see two duffel bags rolling down the airport baggage claim,  you'll know that Bonnie isn't far behind!  And you'd better run to keep up!  Thanks Bonnie, for all the smiles!  All 577 miles of them in the Kansas City metropolitan area!


QuiltingFitzy said...


Wish I had just 1/4 of her energy!

Looks like you had fun tho, and I'm sure she energized just about everyone around.

Quilter Kathy said...

Loved reading your post about travels with Bonnie :)
Sounds like a fabulous whirlwind week! How generous of Bonnie to visit a sick quilter!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Whew! Bonnie does lead a whirlwind life, I'm going to take a nap now...

SubeeSews said...

You are so very lucky to be a pal of the Energizer Bonnie!
I do not know where she gets her energy. And she keeps getting prettier and prettier!