Tuesday, December 02, 2008

14 ladies attended today. It was another big day for show and tell. Fran brought in the silk comforter she bought in China. The silk part is the batting inside. It is so soft and all made from 2 little silk pods. It was beautifully machine embroidered on some kind of acetate. Fran says its too hot to use though so she's a bit disappointed. Kathy O. brought in another of the quilt tops her daughter gave her to finish. This was a pineapple pattern in navy, gray and yellow. We all loved it! Tina finished hand piecing the lone star she has been working on. She still needs to put in the background but the star is finished! And Cathy M. brought in a finished invisible 9-patch Christmas table runner. (Sorry it's sideways--but you can see the quilt pattern anyway). Hattie made it back today so we watched the Betty Smith film again because she hadn't seen it. It's really a great film, not just because it's about Betty but it is so well made! As a short documentary it was better than many that I've seen. I'm so glad the Village Quilters had it made. Pat H. came in with animal crackers, homemade chocolate/peanut butter candy and a large pile of fabric squares which she laid out to make an invisible 9-patch quilt. Linda O'C was working on button bracelets. Cathy Y. and Hattie were knitting. Deb and Marguerite were painstakingly hand piecing blocks. Fran brought in her Christmas challenge block (a Santa Claus block) for another group that she belongs to. Everyone was busy and everyone was happy. Next week (Dec. 9) we will be having our Christmas luncheon at the Gold Coin restaurant (across the street from the Slingerlands Price Chopper plaza) at 12:30 p.m. The week after that (Dec. 16) we will not be meeting at all. Then we're back at the library on the 23rd.

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