Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I know Tina is at home recuperating and probably getting irritated because I haven't been writing in the Nimblefingers blog. Sorry Tina. Yesterday Kathy O. came in and let us know how Tina was doing. She came in without her walker--she says she's just getting tired of hauling that thing around. Cathy Y. also stopped in for a short time to say hello, pass on a good book she had read and just to let us know that she is still around and thinking of us. She is going to be having surgery in early Dec. Hopefully she'll be back on her feet soon and be able to join us again. Cathy M. is at home and on oxygen . She doesn't like to use the portable oxygen so we may not see her for awhile. I think that's it for our various health worries. Winnie wasn't there yesterday and I'm not sure where she was so I hope she wasn't sick too. My husband has been sick since last Thursday and my back has been hurting for a week now so I'm plenty tired of not feeling well. We all need to recuperate I guess. We've been having such a beautiful fall that at least the weather is cooperating in keeping our moods up.
I brought in 2 quilts I started in workshops last week with the Delmar quilt guild with teacher Lola Jenkins. She is a ghetto black woman whose quilts tell her story. And it was an interesting story--totally different from mine. She really gave us a peek into the black experience in the U.S. Her culture was very different from mine. I personally love learning about other cultures, other experiences so I thought it was great hearing all about it. She was well received  and left feeling welcomed by the group. I enjoyed it and Fran agreed. One of the classes was on thread painting. We did "paint" with thread but also used colored pencils to color our piece. I have never done anything like this before so felt totally like a fish out of water but I persisted and my piece isn't terrible. It was fun making it. I still have a lot of threadwork to do so it's not quite done. The other class was on fabric collage. It was fun too. I completely lost track of time working on this piece. Here you use your scissors as you would a paintbrush combining some different elements to create a landscape.
Ethel brought in an almost finished quilt top that she is making for a granddaughter. She wants to make doll quilts from the scraps of her quilts. She still needs to add a border to this quilt. She has yet another granddaughter for whom she has started a quilt. She showed me pieces of it. She had also finished cross-stitching a couple of holiday pieces. She does very nice work.
Jo-Anne brought in a crocheted afghan that she wanted to start. No, she hasn't finished her pretty blue scarf, she just got tired of working on it.
Sue Reilly is encouraging us to make adult bibs (she prefers calling them shirt protectors). Several people brought in some finished so she almost has the 20 she wants to collect. They will be given to Linda H. to give to the people who come to her senior lunches.
Marguerite brought in a simple little Halloween ghost she had made. We decided that if you just changed the color of the ribbons that it could be a snowman and be used as a Christmas ornament too.
So, to those of you who read the blog: take care.