Wednesday, January 05, 2011

14 ladies attended yesterday. All of our snowbirds have flown south so our group is a little smaller now. We may be smaller but we are not lacking in enthusiasm. Winnie came early: she has made a new year's resolution and is determined to finish her goal of making quilts for all of her grandchildren. She has to hurry because there are 3 more grandchildren expected soon! Kathy O. helped her cut her pieces so that she could go home and sew. Pat OR arrived desperate for a good book to read. I took her out to Joyce at the Reference desk and Pat returned happy and ready to go home and curl up with her new books. Tina, Kathy O. and newcomer Nina were happily knitting away. Tina had finished her maple leaf top and her flower pincushion and brought those in to show us. Cathy M. brought in 2 little dresses for Africa and Marguerite finished 3 previously started dresses. We are getting quite a collection of dresses now. We will keep adding to our collection until the end of January. Fran was working on a pattern she received 9 years ago. She decided it was time to finish it. Cathy M. was appliquing a flower block. June has started a new Fons and Porter wall hanging which she will hang in her sewing room. It is appliques of various sewing items including a dress form, iron, buttons, etc. It should be very cute. June enjoys handwork and so does a lot of applique quilts. Cathy M. says this flower quilt will be her last applique quilt for awhile. Marguerite and Rosemary were stitching away on their needlework projects. Daryl brought in a crustless pumpkin pie to celebrate (belatedly--her birthday was on 12/30) Winnie's birthday. Daryl, who is a glutton for punishment, also invited us all over for lunch on 1/13 at 12:30. If you need a ride come to the library at noon and we'll carpool.

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