Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Only 11 attended today, two young ladies and a young man (Pat's grandson). Laura Di Virgilio made her pillowcase, received her license to sew and still had time left over so made a small quilt! Pat's granddaughter Sophie also tried out the sewing machines and made a pieced pillowtop. The talk among the ladies began with apples, apple pie and what kind of apple to use for pies, then on to toilet training. Laura and I did a little snickering listening to the potty talk. Grandchildren are always a favorite topic though among the ladies. We are beginning to think about getting back to our prayer quilts. We have several members with seriously ill family members and other members going in for surgery. Was it Bette Davis who said "getting old is not for sissies." She had that right. I'm off next week to visit my mother. I'm looking forward to visiting the quilt shop down there and teaching my little sister the 4-patch posy block. So I won't be blogging until 8/28. Have fun next week!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

27 ladies today of which 8 were jrs. This was officially our last day of Jr. Nimblefingers but we might have a couple of girls join us next week to finish up their projects. It's been a lot of fun and the kids loved it. They are so proud of their pillowcases and clutch bags. It's been a very rewarding program. But back to my ladies. Hattie was back today after a long illness. I didn't get much chance to talk to her but she looked good. And Marguerite, who never sews just for fun, has gotten hooked on the very fun 4-patch posie pattern. She's now made 2 and has another one in process! Deb Johnson got a kick out of helping the girls at the sewing machine. She said they reminded her of her first encounter with a sewing machine--she was a believer in putting the pedal to the metal! Fortunately, she has learned to slow down as are our young ladies. Judging the pressure on the foot pedal is just one of the many aspects of sewing that improves with practice. More girls graduated with their license to drive today.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I just realized that I hadn't written in the blog this week. Yesterday was an eventful day, Nimblefingers followed in the evening by a Harry Potter birthday party. What fun! We had 17 people at Nimblefingers--only 4 jrs. It was nice being able to work with only 4 girls instead of 10--much less chaotic and even gave me a chance to breathe once in awhile. Of the 4 girls, 2, Alexandra Cunningham and Adele Reilly, both finished their clutch bags and received their "License to Drive." Hopefully, a bunch more will receive them next week. And among the sr. Nimblefingers, Deb Johnson brought in her fish pillow that goes with her fish quilt. The pillow was very nice. She has already given the quilt to her very appreciative mother. One more week of the jrs. then we'll be back to normal except that we will have the new sewing machines to use! The pictures are from top left: Jackson Lalor, Ann Bave and Joyce Laiosa; Adele Reilly and her creations; Alexandra Cunningham and her creations; and Laura Patak at the sewing machine.