Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Grand Opening!"

Last night at Happy Hour we had a "Grand Opening"....the opening of the beautiful quilt that Barb made for Ms. Pat. It was a special evening as Barb and Ron Bergquist are leaving us tomorrow and heading on to Las Vegas for the DWG Convention. Barb brought some special creamy "Green Chili" soup and "Chipotle" cornbread, while Ms. Pat cooked hamburgers. We invited some other special friends, Mel and Nina, who are at North Ranch attending the annual Woodcarvers Convention that is held here every year.  Our friends Paul and Nancy were also our special guests and Paul brought some of his homegrown, homemade cucumber and onion pickles.
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This is Mel and Nina, special guests at Happy Hour last night. They are leaving North Ranch today, also.  They are good friends that have visited us many times here at North Ranch and have also been up to Custer and spent some time with us there. It's always good to see these fine folks. Mel is retired from the US Air Force and travels the country in a big, beautiful Kountry Star Motorhome, all equipped with a PressurePro Tire Monitoring System and a PowerTank, of course!!  DSC_3035
OK, here goes!!  I know Janna wants to see this quilt opened up and several others have ask for it also, so here is Barb and Ms. Pat getting ready to OPEN IT UP!!
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Here it is,,,,,,,,isn’t it a beauty! Those of you that have done this work know just how many long hours Barb spent working on this!   The pattern is called "Log Cabin".  It will really look beautiful on our Brass Bed in the "Cabin" in Custer, SD.  Ms. Pat and I will enjoy it for the rest of our lives and hopefully that will be a LONG TIME!! :-)  Thank you so much Barb!!
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I know quilters will want to see the backside, so here Ms. Pat and Barb proudly display the beautiful backside of the quilt…
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So it was a great Happy Hour send off of Barb and Ron to their convention is Vegas! Ron and Barb sitting on the left, Nancy and Paul on the right and Ms. Pat and I standing.
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Then we all sat down and enjoyed a great meal in our wonderful  “Arizona Room” screened porch with our new tile and all the beautiful decorations and wall hangings done by Gina and Rollie.  Mel and Nina couldn’t join us for supper as they were having a Woodcarvers Banquet at the Activities Center……hope theirs was as good as ours!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!  We are so happy and thankful to our Father and Savior Jesus Christ for what he provides us making all this possible.  We are on our way to Church and Ron and Barb have decided to join us before they take off.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels......

Mike

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10 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

Oh, my, Pat, those are "my" colors in that quilt--it is stunning and you are a special person! Enjoy!

Jerry and Suzy said...

What a wonderful and beautiful gift. Although there are no quilters in our family, we can recognize the amount of work that went into that lovely quilt. You are going to have to live forever just to get all that good out of the quilt! (My grandmother Minnie used to do some quilting, but that was about 900 years ago, without the wonderful equipment that is available today.)

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Good heavens that's gorgeous!!!

Sue and Doug said...

what a beautiful quilt!.you are both so lucky to have such a precious gift!!..one to treasure for ever!!..

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

What a nice gift and beautiful..

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike and Pat
Just a quick question, are Rollie and Gina doing OK?
Thanks
Don from Okla.
PS Beautiful quilt. It will be a treasure forever.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Just thinking of the hours of work and patience that went into that quilt, makes you feel really Blessed to have the friends you have, it is absolutely gorgeous.Good to see you all enjoying your new patio and having a great time together. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Donna K said...

I don't quilt but I can just imagine the hours that went into creating that beatiful work of art. There is just something so special about a handmade quilt. Enjoy.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Very nice gift!

Debbie Goode said...

Beautiful quilt!