Here is Sharon, wearing a tiara, for retiring is cause for royal treatment, as she opens her quilt.
Do we know each other, or what??
Well, she loves her retirement quilt, and now we have 6 retirees in our little group of 8 - all using the same pattern. You may see that quilt folded up on the floor in that last pic . . .
We had a retirement quilt reunion! Everyone who has a retirement quilt brought theirs today.
In the foreground is Lyn's, whose colors are earth tones - browns, greens, blues and tan. It has a very calm look to it.
Next is Pam's Ohio State quilt - it's Scarlet and Gray.
Next is Kay's blue and white quilt. Her quilt is our first, as Kay was the first of the Frienzies to retire.
Last is Sherrie's burgundy and beige quilt.
Where is mine?? I don't know! It's lost!! I could do a whole post on my missing retirement quilt, and I suppose I will when I find it. Can you believe that I have lost a quilt?!?!? Good grief. My first thought is to interrogate my three kids... I suspect someone has committed quiltnapping!
So, the idea to have a retirement quilt reunion was a good one, until the hostess of the reunion couldn't find her own. *grumble, grumble*
Okay, for the brunch portion of our morning, here are some shots of the table and food.
I found the table linens at Kohl's. They look very much like the French General lines of fabric. So I bought them. Of course.
The spinach and egg strata. I took a risk with this, as I'd never made it before. It turned out great. Very cheesy - gruyere and parmesan. It made the house smell yummy.
Cheesy potato casserole is a huge favorite with my family; I made a huge pan so there'd be plenty of leftovers.
Kay brought a fruit bowl - this is what is left of the chocolate covered strawberries. There was also pineapple, but I didn't get a pic of that.
I also did not get a pic of the pound cake and topping, but suffice it to say it was both pretty and delicious. We were scheduled to have bellinis, but a couple of the girls had to rush, so we didn't get to linger over pretty drinks. Darn. Just iced tea this time.
It was a fun morning.