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  • What great pictures!

  • Sounds like you all had a zippadee do da time!!
    I had such a laugh reading this,thanks Ann, it has cheered me up for the day ahead(at work ugh!).

  • Another fab MDK sew-up by the looks of things! You have such a cool way with words Ann. I’ve been chucking at the image of you booting Kay out of the car like she’s at summer camp!!!

  • Oh I have been waiting for this report of the sewing-up, and it did not disappoint! I found myself looking with dewy eyes at the pictures of all of you and all of those beautiful blankets.
    Kay in Nashville is the best MDK entry ever!
    I can’t wait for Toronto!
    But now I am a bit worried I don’t really know how to sew up a seam well/fast enough.
    Aara xoxo

  • Way to transcend the genre, Ann! You’ve got it all going on in this post with Kay as protagonist (except Romance). I laughed (oh, no, not another Function), I cried (oh, no, not another Function).
    Can’t wait to read Kay’s trave(b)log.
    The afghans look marvelous! It must be really satisfying to you two to see this project coming together.
    xo, Cristina

  • Darlin….I fear desperately that the Toronto version cannot possibly be better than this. You may have reached the zenith of sewing up bees (who knew there was such a thing?). I will try to live up to the high standard of fun with wool laid out here. Should Kay return (I’ve got doubts too. ) tell her that she doesn’t look like a Nashville soccer mom to me. (That’s because I live in Toronto. I wouldn’t know a Nashville soccer mom if she bit me on the arse, still, Kay may find it comforting).
    PS. That’s not a new use for a #6.

  • dear everybody! you are hilarious!
    i have to say it again – the blankets are gems, each so special. looking forward to toronto, too.

  • So glad you had the sophisticated version of Tang and saltines for Snack. That Rachel — what she won’t do for the craft. I assume it’s hotter than Hades down there, and she wears her Elfin. ! No wonder she needed a Bloody. I would, too.

  • Love it! All the blankets look gorgeous and it looks like y’all are having a marvelous time–I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for Kay’s report.
    Masterful use of the “Bless Her Heart” there, Ann…have you got Kay doing it by now?

  • great pictures… and wait… I see one of my squares.. well if I couldn’t be there at least there was some polly presences 😉
    Sounded like you had a fabulous time and yes… I can imagine Kay as a soccer mom.

  • It was so great meeting everyone! So sorry for the silence on my end. I’ve been procrastinating uploading all those dang pictures and I didn’t want to taint my memories of the experience by a) reading anyone else’s blog report about it…because I knew it would be too hilarious and I’d have to pee in my pants first..I was right. And 2)I didn’t know how to put it into words. My linguistics professor had a theory about humankind’s ability to forge language to embody the experience, but that was back when I cared about such things–even then it was touch and go.
    So, suffice it to say that the day definitely lived up to and far surpassed my expectations. Yes, Norma, I definitely needed a Bloody Mary because it did turn out to be 80 freakin’ degrees. I’m just glad Ann knew all those people’s names. I was worried I’d somehow be responsible for it, and that I would fail miserably. And crap, I forgot to thank Pam in my post. She’s the awesomest LYS-owner ever! Thanks, PAM! Thanks ANN and KAY! Mwah!

  • Kay–
    As a Yankee Fan, I feel your pain. A bunch of Boston Red Sox lovers have taken up the shop as their World Series home….they have even started a Red Sox along. If I wasn’t the one selling them the red yarn, thereby keepin my store afloat, I’d be mighty upset.
    I also would have followed Robin home and stolen the sweatshirt. 😉

  • If ever you need extra sew up hands please let me know or, better still, you could load up squares and have a sew up here (with bed and board!). Loved the stories of your adventures during Kay’s introduction to Nashville and southern livin’. The pictures are fantastic!! Aren’t Rachel’s ruffles of Elfin yummy? I so look forward to Kay’s report when she recovers from her introduction to pig, lard, soccer and grits.