Today was our guild meeting and the start of a new year for the officers and volunteers. Our guild holds alternating day and night meetings. The day meetings are also business meetings, and since January usually has numerous business items to take care of, it is also a potluck luncheon. I love potlucks because I always come away with a new delicious recipe. Today was no exception, and I eagerly await the directions for a refreshing tomato salad from my friend Susan. I’m sharing a wonderful cole slaw that I got from a forum. If you would like to have it, leave a comment and I’ll get it to you.
The best thing about guild potlucks is the opportunity to sit and relax with friends, both new and old. Today I got to visit with Susan, Vicky and Ami. I wish I had taken my camera. I’ll have to remember to do that next month. Susan is corresponding secretary, Vicky has taken over the quilt bank, and Ami was head of Ways and Means last year and seems to take on whatever job needs to be done.
Right now Ami is living in a past century — her outside water supply pipe has frozen and her family is having to tote water from a neighbors in order to have minimal water to take care of necessities. You can read about her challenge on her blog Enchanting Quilts.
I thought I would post some pictures of blocks from my century-spanning UFO — a charm friendship star. I started this in 1999 with hopes to have it done for the new millennium. I originally swapped charms on AOL in the mid-90’s when AOL was a major hub on the web. I ran out of light colors and put the whole thing in a wire basket and left it to age. This year I’ve been swapping lights and have now completed 20 of the 30 blocks. YEA!! Each block has 68 different fabrics.