Nimblefingers is a needlework group which serves as a gathering place for those interested in sharing their knowledge of and excitement for the needle arts. It strives to act as a center of lifelong learning, to provide information and education about the needle arts, and to present the opportunity to examine the various styles and types of needlework. Most importantly, it strives to give its members the opportunity to socialize and to share their interests.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Yesterday we had 15 ladies in attendance. One was a visitor. We also had a group from Schenectady come in to see our show. They meet every Tuesday afternoon too and they thought we should get together for a joint meeting sometime. I gave one of them my email address so maybe we'll try that. Jo-Anne pulled out her turquoise scarf to work on. One of these days I think she might actually finish it! She and Diane went to a quilt show in Cooperstown last week and also visited a quilt shop. She brought in her purchases to show us and had a picture she took at the show of Diane standing in front of a Baltimore album quilt with yo-yo's in every block. It must have been a spectacular quilt. Marguerite came in late. Everyone was happy to see her. We have been worried about her since her diagnosis of breast cancer. But she is doing fine now and feels much better. Agnes told us Winnie is in the hospital, St. Peter's, with diabetic neuropathy. They are looking for a rehab place to put her now. Hopefully she'll be back with us soon. I brought in a finished end-of-bed quilt for Albany med to give to Marguerite. I am sewing the binding on another one that should be ready next week.
Last week we held our open house for our quilt and craft show. It was very well attended and we all had a good time. We did the bed turning thing again. People seem to like that little show because they actually hear something about the quilts and we all like stories. Tina's son Joe came in a took some pictures. I'm hoping he shares them with us. The food we had was particularly great. I know the library staff loved it!
This week we had a small group again, about 9 of us. The weather was icky. We had a nice time anyway though. Since it's school break week Diane got to join us again.
Last night I had a call from Maria--Marie's daughter. She misses reading the blog since I've been so lax about it so I'm going to try to keep it up again. Sorry Maria. I'm glad you still enjoy reading it.
Here are some pictures from the quilt show. Fran has been very productive this year--2 big quilts! Her husband says he lives in a quilt factory and I think I believe him! I'll put in more pictures in other blogs.