Friday, December 4, 2009

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

A Wish and Miss-We Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Miss those who were not there to celebrate with us!

Our Homespun exchange

Lynda has been so busy that she led me to believe that being President just isn't keeping her busy enough. We'd better find more work for her. Ya think?


and Lyndas. See what I mean.

compliments of the chef

Diana finished her project from day of quilting-Great job!

picture of the picture taker

Cutest little pups all decked out for Christmas



and more food-let's eat. YUM!

Schnibbles unveiled

Table Decor

"The Jills" arrived at the same time

Queenie being a bit embarassed from all the attention

a few of the girls ready to party

If there's one thing (or should I say three things) we Kennel Girls know how to do it's definately -Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Boy, what a fun time we had at our Christmas luncheon. When I first entered the room I was rendered almost speechless at the fancy attire our Queen had arrived in. She was decked out from head to toe with matching clutch. I must admit, I felt a little under dressed. Only for a minute though, because then my thoughts turned to the beautiful table decor. Again the queen out did herself. She had placed the cutest little dog ornaments at each of our table settings. The food was wonderful as usual and our cute chef, (we didn't actually get to see him, but I'm sure he was cute) graced us with free warm and deliciously gooey cookies. We got to actually see Rae Anns darling schnibbles quilt. Everyone is excited to get to do this fun project. Now we are all on a hunt for glace' charm packs. Lynda and Diana showed us projects that they had been busy working on this month. Many of us have some at the quilters and hope to show them in Jan. Jill Walker proudly announced that since we had last met she has finished four quilts. Boy did we catch her fish, line, and sinker. Ten of us participated in the homespun exchange and we now have a fun start to a Fall 2010 Homespun quilt. Rae Ann and I had a wonderful time snapping pictures of everyone and all the delicious food. La Ree said that she doesn't even take this many pictures of her grandchildren. Since when did Kennel Girls take a back seat to granchildren? Ha-Ha! I know, it doesn't take much to entertain us. Like I said, Eat, Drink and BE MERRY!

Monday, November 9, 2009

What a Showing!!

Oh how you Kennel Girls have been busy little bees. Almost everyone at our Nov. guild had something new for show and tell. It was DOG-GONE fantastic! I realize that you may get sick of my stupid doggy puns. But, get use to it, after all-we are the Kennel Girls. We had an excellant turn out and it was great to have Rae Ann and her new friend Jackie (who is really fun) rejoin our group. Alot of exciting projects are going to come about this year! Our first exchange is going to be 8"squares of Homespun plaid or checks in Fall colors. We will be doing this for 5 months. Each month you will bring 1 square for however many women sign up. It will start at our Christmas luncheon on Dec. 1st. If you're interested be sure and let Lynda know. Remember when cutting plaids and checks you need to open your fabric up so that they are cut straight on a line. We are going to be doing Schnibbles in Jan., April, and July. Not sure what these are? Come to the luncheon and find out. Also, Joylyn will be heading up our doggie treat classes. These will be held in March, May, Sept. and Nov. I'm confindent that she will have some fun things for us to do or learn.

Recipe of the month (Straight from the Kennel)

Grape Salad (provided by Lynda Larson and Jill Carroll)

Red and green grapes washed, stemed and dry

8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix dressing ingredients and stir in grapes. (the dressing covers at least a large bag of each color grape. Keep chilled.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Few Good Quilters

Yes, only a few good quilters attended our Oct. meeting. Those of you who were unable to come were sorely missed. We hope you were out having or doing something fun and not in the dog house! Lynda, LaRee, and I discussed the quilt show and felt that most of it was positive. We have had feed back that some of the committees need more than one person. We think this is a great idea and may relieve some of the committee stress. We also have had requests to sell a cookbook of all of our great recipes. This is something we may want to consider. La Ree brought a baby quilt that she had made for her new grandson. She even hand quilted it. it was sooo cute! Thanks for all of your comments on the blog. It's fun reading them and I loved hearing from Grandma Sue-we miss you! Keep Dec. 1st open for our upcoming Christmas luncheon. Lynda will tell us more about it next month. Thanks Lynda for taking on as our new President. Oh, by the way we still need a Pres. elect. Come on ladies it's not hard and it gets you more involved. Trust me my bark is worse than my bite. But I'm going to keep on you until we have a taker!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dog Kennel Quilt Show

On Sept. 11th we held our annual Dog Kennel Quilt Show. Each year we hold the event outdoors in one of our members gardens. It never seems to awe me as I enter and see all of the fantastic quilts displayed throughout. This year was no exception. The entire day was dog-gone perfect! The weather was gorgeous. We enjoyed a fantastic luncheon (the members contribute-and I think we are all pretty great cooks), had a fabulous trunk show, had vendors selling products, and had alot of visitors come.
After the show we have a member dinner with our hubbies. This way they get to see the quilts and realize that their wife is not the only one with the addiction. Also, it proves to them that we really do more than just visit and eat. Each year we sell tickets for at least one quilt, (this year we had four items), the funds received are donated to Primary Childrens Hospital.

Thanks to all those members who displayed quilts, brought food, helped set-up and take down, and headed up all of our committees. It's people like you that make our guild so great! WOOF!