Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yesterday 13 ladies attended. It was a very quiet group. We were all recovering from the long weekend I guess. The highlight of the meeting was from Pat L. and Linda who made a trip to Corning last week and made 3 different glass pieces each. They made a pendant, an ornament and a sculpture. The ornament and sculpture were both blown glass, the pendant pressed.  Pat's pieces were blue (her favorite color), Linda's were more autumn-y earthy colors, purple, yellow and green. All of the pieces were beautiful. They love making these things and are already planning another trip in September. The other ladies were all busy too. Marguerite was knitting a prayer shawl out of a pretty red/pink color; Jean K. was appliquing flower blocks; Pat OR was doing wool applique; Fran was putting a binding on a batik table runner; I actually appliqued a couple of pieces on my columbine piece; Joyce was making cross-stitch snowflakes; and Cathy M. walked around and admired everyone's work. I said there were 13 ladies but I can only think of these 9 so maybe the 13 is wrong. I know it was particularly quiet. Marguerite also brought in some cherry tomato plants to give away. They went fast!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

15 ladies attended yesterday. I came late. My car had a dead battery but AAA was quickly on the job! Also, I had jury duty this week but fortunately for me, it only lasted one day. They called my number but the lawyers didn't want me on the jury so I was dismissed. Good for another 6 years!  Maria, Marie's daughter from California, came in to give us some more of Marie's books of patterns and to give us an update on Marie's condition. Apparently Marie is not doing too well. I guess they were quite worried last week. But now she is in the Baptist health center in Scotia. She will stay there for a couple of weeks. Then they will decide whether she can go in assisted living or to a nursing home. She wanted to go back to her little apartment but I guess that's not an option. She misses us so I'm sure she would love to get cards or phone calls. Back to Nimblefingers... I brought in my projects from my two workshops with Diane S. Hire at the Delmar QUILT group. They were fun workshops so I hope my projects end up reflecting that. Linda H. was putting the binding on a Christmas tree wall hanging that we were all very impressed with. After the binding she will decorate the tree with various buttons and beads. Linda has been very productive this year. She might just show us all up with all of her works in the February show. Newcomer Rosalind has been cro-hooking with the help of Tina and has a really good start on a pretty green and cream colored afghan. Jo-Anne bought a sashiko kit at the Somers quilt show but the thread was so tangled that she needed some help from Cathy Y. to make a ball of it.  Linda H. and Pat L. are going back to Corning to make some more glass pieces--2 techniques this time. In a week or two we should be able to see their new pieces.  Jackie S. came in with a friend, Barbara, who has made her first quilt with help from a friend and needed some more help on making a binding for it. She said she will come back next week and I'll help her with her binding. Elaine S. has made a few table runners in the same pattern. Jean K. told her she seems to be in a rut and needs to try a new pattern. So Jean, Winnie and Agnes talked her into trying the exploding pineapple pattern. I brought in the book today to give copies of the pattern to Betty K. so also gave a copy to Elaine. Tina told us that Kathy O. has gone north for the summer. Tina will follow in a couple more weeks.  Betty K. has been baking again and brought in some of her delicious biscotti. She's bringing the recipe in for Fran next week and I might just have to make a copy even though I really don't bake anymore. They are sooo good!