Saturday, August 12, 2006

getting ready for the Flamingo Lounge retreat

Flamingo Lounge is done, but I doubt if I get it quilted before our retreat. I sure hope all those wrinkles quilt out! LOL That' s the biggest applique that I have done yet. I think it will quilt out, I was able to smooth out the wrinkles, but wanted to get the picture. I sure had fun doing Tonya's letters! I'm anxious to try many, many more! By the way, many were curious about the pattern. It's called "It's a Zoo in Here" by Marilyn Dorwart. I checked her website and it said it's closed. I bought the pattern at a quilt shop in Pawley's Island, SC, Island Threads. I know they have more, or at least they did.

This is what I'm contributing towards the cause. I had the black T-shirts with pink lettering made. I came up with the design and had them embroidered. Too cute! The pink boas (which are actually that poodle haired fleece torn in strips!) are going to be used every time we take a stretching break. When I turn on the Mambo music, everyone has to put on their boa and we'll do a mambo line around the room. Corny, I know,but it gets everyone up and moving. I can't sit for very long yet, so it will be good for me too. I made place cards for everyone and embroidered the top of the pincushion/threadcatcher bags we are going to make. (I have the pattern on my website). I also found flamingo fabric to make my pajama bottoms. Taking pink and white candles and of course, my beanie baby Flamingo. We have found a lot of cute things we could do, but the cost makes it prohibitive. If anyone has any ideas, let me know!

Our theme started to be doing everything in pink/black/white. Somewhere along the way, we added the flamingoes to the mix. So now it's gotten zany! All of our tableware is going to be pink--someone found pink toilet paper and we are on the quest for any pink food!

17 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

OOOOOHHHHH - this sounds like sooo much fun. I wanna go!?!?!?!?!?

Mary said...

Have fun - what will you work on while you're there?

Gail said...

Wow! you really have everything together, very clever and cute- maybe you could take it on the road and come to the Atlanta area where some of us southerners could play, too!?

Mrs. Moody said...

Sounds like a blast of fun! :)

quiltpixie said...

this sounds like such fun! How about one flamingo lawn ornament that is decorated and circulates to get his picture taken with everyone???

ForestJane said...

Sounds like fun... hmm... Pink lemonade, watermelon, ham, cake with strawberry or cherry frosting, can't think of too much that's healthy though.

You could add a little beet juice to white or light colored foods though... That would tint the food with no chemicals/red food colorings. We used to do that at camp all the time for special meals, green eggs and ham, etc.

Mashed pink taters, pink tinged califlower, bet it'd even make pink bread. Pink ham sammiches on pink toast?

Screen Door said...

My daughter will fight you for that quilt. Way too cute!!! I bet stretching and quilting will take out the wrinkles.
Melanie

KB said...

The lady who designed your flamingo quilt sells at quilt shows. I bought several of her patterns earlier this year in Clearwater and I also bought a packet of flamino fabric. Everything you made for your retreat is cute, wish I could come!

Susan said...

Oh, you make me wish I were going on retreat with you! What a fun group you must be! Love the quilt. Too bad you weren't able to get Valentine M & Ms, as they are pink, white and red. You can order them directly from the company, but I think it's a huge amount, 40 pounds maybe?

Danielle said...

Oooh, I luuuuuv it. I love pink and black. I love the flamingos.

I have been contemplating a quilt with nothing but zebra print fabric and plain pink...

Tonya R said...

The quilt turned out fabulous. I love it. That black really makes it pop. What does your Mom think of it now?

You guys are going to have such a great retreat. I'm really envious - sounds fun.

cher said...

well, I love how this quilt turned out-sounds like a very fun time ahead.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that quilt is really neat and your letters are fantastic!! I can't think of any pink food besides cake.

Dawn said...

Oh Baby! YOur Flamingo Lounge quilt is awesome! It is such a fun colorful quilt! I LOVE it! Your letters are wonderful also! It is perfect!

Shelina said...

Wow this sounds like a great retreat! Your flamingo top is beautiful, and all your fixins' for the retreat sounds very inviting! Wish I could come.

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