Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yesterday we had 14 ladies in attendance. It was another gray, rainy day. We assumed the group was small because everyone was already celebrating the 4th of July. Nevertheless, we had a nice time. Jo-Ann told us about the jazz festival at Spac. She saw Tony Bennett, 84 years old and still going strong. That must have been really nice. I personally love Tony Bennett. I have many of the CD's he's made with pop singers and I listen to them all the time. She also saw Buddy Guy and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Sounds like fun! Elaine L. came back to join us and brought her son Caiden. She also brought her portable spinning wheel and sat spinning cashmere. We were all oohing and aahing over the soft cashmere. Fran demonstrated a different way to do applique: marking the pattern on the back and basting on the pieces. Having the pieces basted on makes them easier to turn under for some reason and therefore makes applique easier. Elaine S. brought in a self-published book her husband Robert made of their Grand Canyon rafting trip and passed that around. I brought in my finished wool candle mat. I watched a lot of TV on Sunday so got it finished. Sue Rk. was sewing the binding on a wall hanging she made for her new baby grandson. It was a Sue Pritt pattern of a mama duck with baby ducks following, the last baby duck wearing boots. It was very cute. I took pictures and will add them when I figure out how to do it. This is my first blog posting from home (since I'm retired now!). I will try to make this a habit so that I don't miss weeks because I know my vacationing ladies like to keep us with us. Speaking of which, thanks for the card Kathy! It was very apropos! I wouldn't mind visiting that island paradise!