Wednesday, May 26, 2010

11 ladies attended on May 25th. I was on vacation so I don't know what happened at the meeting but I do know what I was doing at home: Sewing! I made a Schlep bag (finally). I've been wanting to make one for about 2 yrs. now and I finally did it! And, I used up some old upholstery samples (for the bag) so I got rid of some junk fabric! Yeah! Needless to say, I have a lot more junk fabric in my stash to use up. I'll bring in my show and share from my week's stay-cation next Tuesday. See you then!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

18 ladies attended today. I will add pictures to this post as they become available so check back. We had a nice show and share: new member Pam brought in the Hidden 9-patch II top that Kathy O. helped her with. It is made from purple and pink batiks and is absolutely beautiful! And, Tina has finished all of the blocks for her maple leaf quilt. She spent the afternoon, with others, finding the best lay-out for her blocks. It will be a nice, bright and happy quilt when it's finished. Fran brought in her kimono wall hanging hoping to find the name of the pattern. She got one clue that someone else here in Voorheesville has the pattern so maybe Fran will be able to find the name of it. And JoAnne had participated in the shop hop last weekend so brought in her purchases to show us. She bought enough to keep her busy for awhile. Marie brought in a delicious rhubarb-raisin cake! Yummy! Pat OR has reached the point of adding the bunny to her Goonight Moon quilt. He's a cutie! I can't wait to see the finished product! This coming Thursday we've made a date to meet at the Crossgates theatres and see the movie Babies at 1:50 p.m. I hope a lot of you will come because I think it will be a great film! Next week I will be on vacation and will not be at the meeting so have a good time without me! I hope to bring in some show and share myself when I return.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

14 ladies attended today. Jo-Ann brought in her card-making supplies today. It reminded us of Alberta who used to make beautiful cards. She and her sisters haven't been to Nimblefingers for a long time and we all miss them. Cathy Y. was knitting her blue sweater. Rosemary had dug up an old rug-hooking project she had started a long time ago. Unfortunately, she had forgotten how to do latch-hooking. Fran gave her some pointers so hopefully she was able to get going on it again. Marie and Agnes are both working on the Oops-a-daisy applique quilt. Marie's on her 2nd block, Agnes on her 12th. It's a very time consuming project. Fran had made another baby quilt. She's been practicing her machine quilting on the placemats she's made so she tried machine quilting this baby quilt. She found it to be a whole different kettle of fish--a baby quilt is much bigger than a placemat and therefore much more difficult. Jean brought in some blocks she had been working on a while back. She found them while doing her spring cleaning. It is an applique flower block of which she has finished a fair number of blocks. She also brought in some funny panels she had bought somewhere of a Loralei design of fruits/vegees as clothing on women. They were very cute. Betsey found a beautiful panel in a quilt store in Oneonta which she is hand quilting. I sewed a nametag on Daryl's quilt so it is ready to be presented to her whenever we see her. Then I pulled out the raffle quilt to do some more hand quilting. Marguerite stopped in late having attended another luncheon at the Albany Med Auxiliary.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

20 ladies attended today. It was a big day for reunions: Betsy Hoffman was back from Arizona, Jean Kallop back from Florida and Daryl and her wheelchair returned! It's nice to have everyone back, but next week we lose Kathy O. who is going north for the summer. We always miss her but hopefully she'll bring back another easy quilt block to make. I started sewing the binding on Daryl's quilt down. Fran took it home to finish it. Deb was exhausted--a state I've never seen her in before. An aunt of hers died recently so she emptied the house and brought it all home to sell in the Altamont village yard sale. Next week she's going on vacation so hopefully she'll get her energy back up. Hattie's still working on her sweater; Agnes and Marie their Oops a daisy quilt; Pat OR her goodnight moon quilt; Tina her maple leaf blocks; Cathy Y. an afghan; Fran her placemats. It was a big group today--lots of conversation, lots of fun.