Saturday, February 15, 2014

This and that and threads

Threads? I like to knit, know how to crochet, make bobbinlace, like to tat and like to sew. Did I need another project? Saw this on "Diana's Happy Room" (see on right side) and just liked it very much. It's a free pattern and the designer offers it in English, German, French, Spanish,Italian. Here is the link! I started it in Nashville and I find it very relaxing if I am too tired or tense to do anything else.

Got my William-fix in Nashville. Now time for the Caleb-fix.

He only likes the Bumbo seat for a short time. He sits in it like in a vise  and can't kick and wave his little legs.

Kick kick, yes, he likes that.

Sarah had gone back to work on Monday (Feb 3rd). But Friday is her weekly day off. She and Caleb came for a visit and lunch. After a while Sarah noticed that they were dressed alike ... by coincidence. My two convicts, ha-ha.

Sunday evening they wanted us to come over for dinner. Of course that is always nice. Spaghetti night!

No the Bumbo does not last long.

Monday. Second Monday of each month ... Colonial lacemakers meeting from 10 to about 3. The drive to Williamsburg takes about an hour. I had prepared to work on the rooster (Chrismons in Lace Series). But the thread had been too thick (see in the photo on the right) and I decided to start over. I made good progress at the meeting and am pleased so far. More about it when I am finished.

Our host Donna is a relatively new lacemaker but I learn that she has made quilts for many years. After lunch she showed us some of them. Eye candy!

There are two different ones here.

This one is called "Monet's wedding ring". It's all squares and rectangles. The rings are an illusion.

Thank you, Donna.
And of course I always enjoy spending time with my lace friends.

In the evening I had to prepare for the next day at 10am. The second monthly meeting of the CR quilters which had only just started last month. It had been decided then that we would cut a BOM (Block of the Month) this time. Janet had kindly provided the pattern. I decided to have all already cut so that I can help somebody with it who us even more beginner then I.

This is Janet's finished quilt.

Show and tell first.
Linda took a 'landscaping' course.

Sue says she is not a quilter but she came by to show us the (real) Amish quilt she had received from her family as a gift.

And this is another heirloom. I can't remember whether she called it funeral quilt or casket quilt. Made by the casket maker from the leftover (I hope) material of the casket linings. With lots of hand embroidery.

Another appliqué expert in our midst.

This vest was made from her father's ties!

And this is a quilt-as-you-go quilt. A very special technique.

I took the next picture to remind me of a tip Janet gave me about the BOM we were doing. I will report about that another time though.

And then at 7pm ... Church mice quilt group. Yeah, this seems to be textile week.
This pieced top was donated for the yearly raffle quilt of the group.

It was measured and discussed whether or not to put a border around.

And show+tell.

Refreshments had been arranged on these place mats. Happy Valentine's Day!

Ah, so many ideas in my head, so little time.

1 comment:

  1. Just love Caleb's hair! Looks like a great quilting group and thanks for mentioning my blog.