Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20 ladies attended today. Tina was back from her summer up north. Kathy O. probably won't be back for awhile yet. But pretty soon our snowbirds will start flying south. Every season brings changes. I haven't kept up with the blog as usual. Last week was exciting--Ryan's Case for Smiles joined us and hosted a pillowcase event. They brought fabric, we had sewing machines, ironing boards, and cutting mats ready and we finished 30 pillowcases! These pillowcases will be given to sick kids at AMC, Ronald McDonald house and many other places. It was a lot of fun so we are going to do it again in March. Then last weekend was the library book sale. 9 of us brought items to sell. Even though it seemed quite slow most of the time, we earned about $800 total. The Friends of the Library get 10% of our sales so we all came out ahead. We ended up with $29 not accounted for so we decided that I should use that money to buy a backing for our next raffle quilt. I'll start looking at some sale fabric to see what I can find. We had our display set up Friday afternoon and all day Saturday but decided to skip Sunday. We were all tired and it was supposed to rain anyway. We did pretty well even if we did skip Sunday.

Today at Nimblefingers we had some great show and share. Pat L. is almost finished with her walrus quilt (Wally) that she is making for her grandson. He drew a picture for her of what he wanted and she has done a great job of recreating it. He wanted it to have his favorite things on it: a walrus and donuts. What a kid! It's a really cute quilt. I don't know if she'll have it for our show or not. She'll probably give it to him for Christmas though.

Darlene brought in her top of her round robin quilt she did with her cousins. She made the center garden block and the picket fence border, the other borders were done by her cousins. It's really cute too. I love the phases of the moons in the corners. Then Jean brought in her finished Christmas wall hanging. So even though we spent much of the day discussing the money from the sale we had a special show and share.