I think one of my favorite requirements for quilty friends is a sense of silliness. The group that I go on retreat with certainly fits that criteria. At our Spring retreat April showed us a pair of old, dirty bib overalls her husband got at a rummage sale. He wanted to stuff them to make a Halloween scarecrow, but she wanted to wash them, patch the holes with doilies, and wear them. We were all encouraging her and then the conversation morphed into a challenge ~ where we would each buy a pair of bib overalls and embellish them. Cathy suggested we call it the Bib-a-thon, and the big reveal was planned for our October retreat!
We gathered together this past Thursday for our Autumn retreat at Cattail,
set up our machines and began to stitch, and talk, and giggle.
On Friday Ruth, a first timer, arrived and was welcomed into the group. From the start it was pretty obvious she wasn’t wearing bibs, since she didn’t even know about the challenge, and then one of the group started teasing that she was wearing invisibibs 😄.
Friday lunch is always spent at Fitz’s restaurant on Lake Wisconsin, and we were hoping our usual waitress would be there to pick the best bibs. But sometimes plans don’t turn out the way we intend. Shortly before we were to leave for lunch Cathy injured her leg and got a free trip to the urgent care. She’s doing fine and we made it to Fitz’s for dinner.
We asked our wonderful waitress Pam to pick her favorite and…she picked Ruth’s invisabibs 🤣.
We held a secret viewer’s choice vote amongst ourselves and Sandy was the winner of that! Her appliqués are amazing.
Here’s the fashion show of the rest of us:
I’m pretty sure there was more talking and eating accomplished than sewing, but a good time was had by all. Now where am I going to wear those bibs???