I am so lucky to have a group of quilting friends. We gather several times a year to celebrate and share and just come together as friends. We were unable to meet before Christmas for our holiday party so this past Tuesday at party mistress Laura’s house we gathered for champagne and soup. As always the chatter was loud, fun and informative. Laura made Squash Curry soup and Split Pea. The perfect winter food. The squashes were from her garden! The group brought along the rest, we were very heavy on desserts. Perhaps in the future we should just have champagne and desserts!
We always seem to gather at Laura’s, she is the hostess with the mostess, and glad to provide a clean and warm home. The snow had not hit us yet this week and travel was easy and the sun was shining, a rare and welcome occurrence in Chicago in January. We even managed to have a short business meeting of SAQA. Laura, Trish and myself are the IL/WI representatives. All in all it was an excellent day of sharing.