Tuesday, May 27, 2008

15 ladies attended today. I brought in a new knitting book to share with the group. Someone had left an interesting piece of fabric on my chair so we have decided to do something special with it. More later. Marguerite regaled us with tales of her Mediterranean cruise and Deb with her shark infested trip to the ocean. The bazaar ladies were busy creating more bazaar items. I finished 2 out of 5 bug jar wall hangings to be given to Youth Services for the Summer Reading Club "Catch the reading bug!" The Village Quilters are still looking for people to enter their quilts into the quilt show this summer. I have the entrance forms if you want to stop by and pick one up.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

16 ladies attended today. Betsey H. told us she is moving to New Jersey to be near her daughter. She's busily trying to clean out her house so brought in some beautiful needlepoint projects of her mothers to give away. She'll be leaving at the end of July. We'll really miss her but her daughter will be happy to have her around. Winnie brought in brownies today and Pat brought in cheese and crackers. Thank you both. We do eat well in our group. Jean Kallop made it in today. Her husband is quite ill so Jean's never sure when she can stop by. Fran brought in some samples and a pattern from a workshop she took. It was very interesting and the lady supposedly sells beautiful African fabrics so you know I'll be looking at that website! Fran also brought in her finished wool table runner. It was very nice, with poinsettias and berries. The ladies at my end of the table were knitting and some a little further down were working on Church rummage sale projects. Those ladies keep very busy making nice things for that annual rummage sale.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

This afternoon Agnes, Winnie and I went to see the movie Young @ Heart which is about a bunch of 80 something's who are in a singing group that sings rock music. It was a great film, lots of fun. I recommend it heartily.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

16 ladies attended today. Pat H. brought in a delicious pineapple-cheese cake. She just got a new oven and when asked for the recipe responded: "First you get a new oven..." Thanks for bringing it in Pat! I want to see the movie Young @ Heart so was asking everyone if they could come with me. I got a few takers but if any of you change your mind it's at 12:40 p.m. at the Spectrum Theater on Thursday afternoon. It's supposed to be a great movie so I think it will be a lot of fun. Back to Nimblefingers... Ann Clark from Delmar brought in some fabric to give away. Marie went home very happy with a big piece of wool tweed for her rug making. Daryl also filled a bag full to share with another group. Debbie was back working on the baby sweater she is knitting. Alberta and Nancy were also back. The group just doesn't feel complete when Alberta's not there. Marjorie brought in her finished Irish chain block that Kathy O. was helping her with. She did a great job! I put the binding on 2 of our little bug jar wall hangings. I want to get those finished in time for Summer Reading Club. Pat O. is working on a really cute applique baby quilt. Fran is making a penny rug. There was a lot of crocheting going on and one of the pieces of donated fabric was blue netting so I think we'll be seeing some blue scrubbies pretty soon.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

16 ladies attended today. Marjorie, our new member, brought in some fabric and tools for some personal quilt-making instruction from Kathy O. Jean Kallop came in to visit for just a minute. She's back from Florida but her husband is ill and in the hospital right now. Daryl brought in some yummy banana bread plus a couple of bags of burlap and other fabrics. Deb brought in some big pieces of cowboy fabric to give away. Daryl, Agnes and especially me gobbled it up. I bought some cowboy fat quarters in Texas which I haven't yet turned into a quilt so maybe this extra fabric will help get me motivated. Cathy Y. was our representative knitter today although she was actually crocheting instead of knitting. Fran was back from her trip to NYC and Marguerite is getting ready to leave for her Mediterranean cruise. Daryl went to the big quilt show in Somers, NY. It sounded like a really good one. 200 vendors!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Phyllis Rosenblum (you may know her from the circulation desk) told me about a great talk she went to in Northhampton, Mass. over the weekend. She and some of her knitting friends went to see and hear Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, better known as the Yarn Harlot (see her blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/) Phyllis said she was very funny, a great speaker and they all had a good time. Stephanie has several books out, 6 of which are available in the UHLS system. I looked at her blog and even though I'm not a knitter it's a fun blog to read. Lots of pictures too! So for the knitters out there, take a look at it and check out some of her books.