Tuesday, March 17, 2009

12 ladies and 2 girls attended today. The 2 girls are Deb's yellow labrador retrievers Tessy and Ayla. I had to put my sweet black lab down last week so Deb brought in her girls so I could get my fill of doggie hugs and kisses. Thank you Deb. They are extremely well-behaved dogs. They greeted everyone then slept for the duration. Deb also brought some cider donuts to fill our bellies. Monday our own Cathy M. is leaving for China for 2 weeks. I hope she has a great time and comes back with some stories to tell. She told me today she'd had a letter from her grandson Justin who is currently sunning himself on a beach on some island off the coast of Thailand. Her grandson is one of my favorite library patrons. I remember him from when he was in high school and was reading the classics for fun. Since then he still visits the library whenever he is in town and often leaves me with a list of CD's he recommends. I look forward to his visits as much as Cathy does I think. People have been leaving me bags of yarn lately so I put that out for grabs. Tina was knitting a scrap afghan so I hope she took some but I think a few of the knitters did take some because I only had 1 bagful after the meeting. Daryl brought in her lovely embroidered butterfly quilt to sandwich and baste. Marguerite and I pulled out our future raffle quilt and worked on that for awhile. Pat O'R and Cathy M were appliquing flower blocks. And Ethel was working on her bridal crossstitch for her daughter who is getting married soon. Another busy day for the Nimblefingers ladies. Next week I will be in Las Vegas checking out the strip while my husband is at his meeting. See you in 2 weeks!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm getting behind with my news! On March 10th we had 13 ladies for a potluck lunch. Lots of yummy food as you can imagine with this bunch of great cooks. And, even though we didn't sign up for a dish ahead of time, we ended up with a nice array of main dishes, salads, breads and desserts. No one came prepared to do much in the way of crafts so we mostly just ate and talked, two things we are all good at. Everyone enjoyed the lunch so I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't start doing this more often.