Thursday, September 24, 2015
We had 15 ladies attend on Tuesday. It was a counting day. We counted the raffle tickets we sold over the weekend ($76 worth). We counted money and how much each person who participated in our quilt sale made ($892 total).We gave the Friends of the Library 10% of what we earned ($90). I think the sale went pretty well. We had very nice weather and the Friends of the Library were very helpful. Only 6 of us had items for sale but we really filled our little space. Unfortunately there was no way to hang quilts so that people could see the whole thing and we didn't have enough table space to really spread out. Nevertheless, we did okay. I sold the most. I new my ex-boss wanted one of my quilts. She bought it which gave me a big financial boost. Diane and Jo Anne went to the Bennington quilt festival on Saturday. They both came by on Sunday to tell us about the show and Jo Anne brought in her purchases on Tuesday to show us. She bought a really cute 12 days of Christmas cat style panel.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
13 ladies attended today. Several people were back from their summer vacations. Returning were Agnes, Sandie, Carol and Tina. Agnes had news of Kathy O.--she's in a cast now having broken her foot/ankle. Poor Kathy! Marguerite brought in her finished strip quilt top. I had a quilted strip quilt for her to take so we could compare them. Marguerite made hers with smaller squares and narrower strips. She liked mine better, I liked hers better. The grass is always greener... Tina had made her challenge table runner while away for the summer. Several people have made theirs by now. I am not one of those people though. I still haven't started mine. Sandie and Rosalind were doing cross-stitch today. Marguerite was still working on her prayer shawls. Fran was making hexagons. Sue brought in some odd yarn and tried knitting it but was having trouble and quit. Jean is still working on dish towels. We talked about our sale this weekend. This is the first time we've done this so I hope it works out. We will be at the library Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Other announcements: we are having a Nimblefingers retreat day on Saturday, Sept. 26. 10-5 and the Quiltbug on Route 146 will give our group 10% of all purchases made by members if you just mention upon purchasing that you belong to Nimblefingers.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
12 ladies attended today--the most all summer! Cathy M. came in. We were all very happy to see her again. She has been out all summer. Jo-Anne assured her that she was still working on the same scarf so Cathy hadn't missed anything. Pam came in with a t-shirt quilt to lay out and pin. Her friend had been in a lot of plays so the t-shirts were from those plays. She will be very happy with her quilt I think. Joyce also came in for awhile. I haven't seen her for awhile so I updated her on my eye troubles. Betty brought in some sinfully rich Paula Deen cookies. Needless to say, they were yummy. She also brought in her newspaper comic boxes to show. They were cute little gift boxes but looked a bit complicated to make. Fran was knitting a scarf from some particularly beautiful ribbon-type yarn. I was cutting circles our of paper for the demonstration I will be giving at the Village Quilter meeting on Thursday. Rosalund was working on her cross-stitch while Jean was making dishtowels. Shirley S. also stopped by to ask about our sale at the library booksale. She has some things she wants to bring in for that. It was a nice day, particularly nice to see Cathy up and about again.