Wednesday, November 20, 2013

13 ladies attended Nimblefingers yesterday.  I brought in several show and tell items: a twin size scrap quilt I made a couple of years ago and finally got around to binding; a quilt begun in an Accuquilt workshop; and a modern quilt made with a charm pack. I also brought in my Fiesta Day of the Dead quilt which I was going to work on---sewing on the binding. But Deb brought in her big Lone Star quilt and wanted help tying it so I did that instead. Cathy Y came in late and brought her daughter Natasha. It's always nice to see her again. Winnie had expressed an interest in going to the Grapevine in Cobleskill for our Christmas lunch. So I called them up and made a reservation. Unfortunately, it sounds like no one else is that interested in going that far for lunch. I'll take a vote when we have more attendance. I had also spoken to Elaine about having her husband prepare another travel talk show so we thought we could have a pot luck lunch in January where Bob could show us his Nova Scotia pictures. He's a good narrator so it's fun to hear and see his pictures. Fran was working on a large appliqued quilt top. Pat OR was making placemats. Jo-Anne is knitting a scarf. Pat L. was making another scarf. Linda was also knitting but I'm not sure what she was making. After the meeting Deb and Pat L. accompanied me to Marie's house to check on her. She was very tired. Her power went off in the middle of the night and she had a heck of a time making her way to the bathroom in the dark. It also shut off her oxygen so she had trouble breathing. As a result she didn't get much sleep. She was happy to see us but looked like she couldn't wait for bedtime. She did get the small oxygen tanks so she claims she will be joining us soon.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

19 ladies attended today. Sue Rei. brought in her finished table runner challenge. She did it in Christmas fabrics, fussy cutting the framed blocks. It was very pretty and reminded many of us that we need to get busy and make our challenge runner. I brought in a tote bag I made in a workshop last week. There was no pattern given out at this workshop--you were just on your own to make it up as you went along. Fortunately, I've made a few tote bags and knew the basic design and I brought along my African fabrics to use so my bag turned out pretty nice even if I do say so myself. Fran gave us an account of her Cuba trip. It sounded really interesting. Too bad it's so hard to get to Cuba. There were a lot of knitters today. Winter is coming, as is Christmas, so stockings, scarves and other warm items will be needed soon. Christmas luncheon has not been decided yet. I hope we have that set next week.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

17 ladies attended today. I brought in my purchases from the International Quilt Festival as well as some fat quarter gifts. I had a great time, spent way too much money and got very sore feet but I'd go back again in a second! Kathy O. got one of her One-block Wonder quilts back from her daughter, the long-arm quilter. It was black and white and red and just beautiful! She also brought in her picture of her daughter with Linda Crannell and her sister Chris. Some of us know the Crannell girls as granddaughters of Betty Smith. It's really nice for Kathy's daughter and for Linda and Chris to have a friend from their old hometown where they are currently living. Edie Martin brought in about 10 quilts for Marguerite to take to Albany med for the terminally ill patients. Edie is a very productive quilter. We were all very impressed. Cathy M. is in the hospital today getting a pacemaker. Our thoughts are with her. Deb was back after a bad bout of fibromyalgia. And Pat L. is walking better every week. She didn't even have her cane with her this week. We still have had no sight of Fran. I'm still waiting to hear about Cuba. Maybe next week.