Wednesday, February 28, 2007

18 ladies attended today. We took down the quilt show. It's always amazing how much faster it is to take down than it is to put it up. Deb was there doing her aerial acrobatics on top of the ladders. Kathy Olsen has been working on our next raffle quilt. She was going to try to machine quilt it but it was just too big so she went back to hand quilting. She brought it in, laid it over a table and several ladies sat around the table quilting and talking. So we have a good old-fashioned quilting bee going on! Pat Hammond brought in a birthday cake for us. It was her birthday last weekend. So we celebrated by enjoying her cake! Next week I will not be here. I'll be soaking up the warmth in Texas with my mom so see you in two weeks!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Today was the meeting of the Nimblefingers and the Junior Nimblefingers. It was also Yo-Yo day! We had 27 people, 16 adults and 11 kids. We made a lot of yo-yo's, some were made into bookmarks and some into pins. We got out the glue gun and made some button pins too. Door prizes were presented. And we had lots of good food thanks to Pat Hammond and the leftovers from last weeks open house. It was a good time for all with a lot of interaction between the kids and adults. I don't think any of the kids went home empty handed and the adults left with smiles on their faces too. We won't get together with the kids again until the April school break so next week we'll be back to normal.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

This week was Open House week. We had at least 50 people attend. It was a big success! Congratulations to us! We had many hand-outs; several of us worked on a prayer quilt, Kathy Olsen demonstrated machine quilting on our next raffle quilt, and Betsey Hoffman demonstrated the braided table runner. We had so many people come in at first that it was hard to keep track of attendance. Cathy Maikoff did a very nice thing and brought our old friend Katherine Denegar to visit. It was good to see her again. We also outdid ourselves on refreshments--what a spread! A good time was had by all.

Friday, February 09, 2007

17 ladies attended today. It was a crazy day--we set up our quilt/craft show! We had ladders going this way and that, piles of quilts everywhere. Thanks to "Fearless" Deb Johnson, who has no problem climbing to the top of any ladder, our quilts reach up to the ceiling! It is a beauty to behold! I think every year we outdo ourselves. We truly are an amazing and talented group of ladies. We are looking forward to our open house next week so I hope anyone local who reads this will come and visit us next Tuesday, Feb. 13th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We'll be here with good food, good company and beautiful quilts/crafts!