the policy of the guild is that at the young age of 80 members are awarded a lifetime membership, Blanche is the first one to receive it and we honored her with a
"pot luck" dessert and a working evening
Members worked on our charity quilts. The guild makes lap quilts for cancer survivors and the mental health unit at the local hospital in Yarmouth.
I guess that extra jolt of sugar from all the beautiful desserts gave everyone a burst of energy because
Seven quilts were made in the span of 3 hours...
I wonder if that is a record breaker?
So what am I up to? It has been bitter cold all week and there is nothing more soothing than a spicy smell coming from the oven in a warm kitchen. You know after Christmas is over and the taste of that delicious fruitcake is but a memory;
what to do with the left over fruits...
How about fruit cake cookies?
Yummy! a favourite of hubby!
What about my sewing?
I received my block of the month
from "Keepsake Quilting". The appliqués are pre-cut and fused .. ..what would my grand-ma say? She sewed all her quilts by hand and there were no pre-cuts!
And here is....
my first block..
I decided to do a table ensemble with a four season theme
The centre has a 4- season wheel embroidered then at
each end there is an embroidered design of the season which is interchangeable.
Tomorrow we celebrate Grand-daughter's 24th birthday
They grow so fast!
It is so great to be part of their lives' journey.
She has an exciting career as a Social Worker, just brand new in the workforce.
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the mad race to finish projects for the deadline as well as the frigid weather outside, I like to do projects which require miminum brain activity.
In preparation for a lobster dinner we are having next Sunday I thought the need for
adult bibs seemed like the perfect and practical project to do.
Why the title "Trash or Treasures" ?
You know the tie that comes from all those gorgeous pre-cuts, layer cakes, jelly roll and fat quarter's bundles from Moda, I am not usually a pack rat but I never had the heart to throw them away, so with time there was quite an accumulation in the drawer
Yep! they became a "treasure" for my bibs... So next Sunday as we shell out the lobster meat there is bound to be a conversation around