Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our Carol

The Calendar Girls lost a sister yesterday. Carol Wight Jones passed away after a long battle with cancer. . 

We are going to miss her laughter, her light, her amazing talent.

Our hearts go out to Carl & her children, & all those who love her. 

She showed us all her good grace & wit, love & wisdom, & has left us all sadder but richer for having her in our lives. She has gone far too soon.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June Meeting on Deb's Quilt Deck

We had a great turnout for the June meeting at Deb's house. The only current member who didn't make it to the meeting, was Barb Russell. Sorry yo had to be out of town Barb, we missed you. The weather wasn't exactly perfect for out of doors, but we were determined to enjoy it the best we could, & Deb distributed quilts & blankets, & even heated some hot rocks for Carol so she could be comfortable out there.

The sun peaked through & warmed us up, & we ate, & laughed, & enjoyed every minute of each other's company!

Mona got her Mini-Me done, & modled a new jacket she just finished.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Meeting @ Margaret's house

Margaret showed us these 2 quilts that she finished. Photos don't do them justice.

Carol was looking great, & brought the landscape that she's been working on. Mt Augustine (I think).

 Mona's landscape quilt.
Those of you that didn't come, you missed a great time.  We may be writing a country song soon. Laughter was plentiful. Maybe I sould copy & paste Barb's narratives of our meeting. What do the rest of you think?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Meeting "Like a Rock Star" (or Minnie Pearl depending on who you are)

Well I think Barb did it. The most memorable Calender Girls meeting I've been to. (I know I didn't go to the airport field-trip so I can't compare)...but for those who missed today, we are truly sorry. It was so much fun!

Even climbing into the limo was interesting for this geriatric bunch. Some of us had to get creative with our bad hips & knees, & scoot or crawl when necessary, but we all made it.

We surprised Carol by picking her up at her door in the Limo (an impressive feat on her short dead end street). Next to carol below is her friend Debi from Washington/Arizona- (snowbird), via Mexico. It was a brisk 18 degrees, but she was a good sport & enjoyed our madcap crowd.

Mary G. brought daughter Liz along to take photos, which she did, a lot, but you know me- Deb the paparazzi quilter! Had to get my shots in!

Carol never stopped smiling. 

We stopped at Beluga Point for photos .

..then continued on south to Girdwood.

The mirrored ceiling in the Limo. made for some interesting shots.

We took a potty break at the Bakery in Girdwood. Carol commented that this was the one good thing about being on dialysis, she didn't have to get out of the car to go to the ladies room.  Of course since we used the Bakery restrooms, we also had to buy some stuff! Liz got us a couple of the famous cinnamon rolls, carrot cake & banana bread, along with paper plates & forks, then cut them up, & we had them for dessert after Barb"s wonderful picnic lunch.
She crafted cute bags with stamped images, & pretty trims & toothpick name tags for each of us. We had good sandwiches & celery & carrot sticks with peanut butter dip. There were pistachios, chocolates, carrot-cake flavored M&Ms (strange but good), & lemon flavored almonds. Cup cakes that looked like tie-dye & the bakery goodies. Ahh you should've been there.

On the way back to town we stretched our legs again at Potter Marsh, for a last photo opportunity. Mister Bill was a great driver, & watch out Carl, he looked pretty cute holding Carol up!

We were thinking of you Margaret, Mona, Pam, Cathy, & Jean!

I will post more pictures when Liz, Betty, Jackie & anyone else that took some, sends them to me.
Cheers to all my sisters, love, Deb