Tuesday, September 01, 2009

21 ladies attended today. Daryl brought in a delicious brown sugar walnut cake. Yummy! Remember--the library is putting together a community cookbook and the Nimblefingers will have their own chapter so bring in some recipes. Samples are nice, but optional. Pat H. taught several ladies how to make a braided ribbon scissors holder. Marguerite brought in a finished mile-a-minute quilt top to lay out and pin. She's making this quilt to raffle. The proceeds will go to help her granddaughter Rebecca go to an international collegiate baseball camp in Aruba next summer. We began tying the quilt but only finished about half. Marguerite brought in 3 grandchildren today: Lexie (who I call Alexandra), Amy and little Nathan. I brought in 2 camp quilts to sew on the binding. Kristen was using the sewing machine to put a binding on her beautiful black and silver star quilt. She also brought in an antique grandmother's flower garden to show. Deb was working on her antique flower garden so the two compared notes. Ethel has started a new cross-stitch piece: my old West Virginia home. It will be very nice when finished. We're still trying to find a time when a bunch of us can get together to see the movie Julie and Julia. We have a long weekend coming up so I'll see if I can't arrange it. Linda Crannell has asked me to advertise the Betty party so here is the information:

Betty Smith Celebration!

An event is planned to honor the spirit of Betty. She died this year on June 9. Betty was a longtime citizen of Voorheesville and a Nimblefingers member. This party is for all to gather and celebrate her life. Come for an afternoon of food and fun. It will be at the Voorheesville library, 1-4 PM on Sunday, October 25th. Please save the date and join us.

Betty's 100th birthday would have been this Friday. As a result, I've been thinking about her all week. It will be nice to celebrate her life with her friends and family. I know we have all missed her.

1 comment:

Margot said...

Hey Julie! That walnut cake sounds wonderful. Wish I could see Marguerite's mile-a-minute, Kristin's lovely quilts & other's items. I'll be thinking of Betty tomorrow and Friday. What a great gal!!
I'm looking forward to Julie & Julia, too. Very best, Margot