18 December, 2008

Dec. 17

Take a look at Nancy's hand quilting .... beautiful. I can't wait to see it framed.
Mary and baby Jesus.

It's never too late to make stockings.

Becky working on a scarf. I think next year I might add knitting to my hobby list.

Helen pressing her diamonds carefully.

My own redwork Santa for 2009.

Betty is almost finished with GD's quilt.
We will meet again in 2009, January 7.
January 14 and 21 (2009) we will be making baby quilts for Gabriel Project. One of the patterns we'll use is Anita Grossman Solomon pattern Super Sized Nine Patch . This is a freebie and copy will be there for your use. Betty also has the booklet and will bring it too.


12 December, 2008

Christmas Party 2008


We had our annual Christmas party today at Marilyn's. Isn't her above Nativity set beautiful !!!!

This is where the Stitcher's Group started .... at Marilyn's with 4 people .... WOW we have grown. We have quilters, knitters, crocheters, needle pointers, cross stitchers and more .... we are very diverse. Everyone is WELCOME.

The table was set for 12 ..... we had so much fun. We missed Michiel, Sharon, Clarice, Cathy, Sharyn and Carol but you were all there in spirit. (I hope I didn't leave anyone out.)

Margie, Betty and Becky deep in conversation.

We had so much fun chatting, laughing and sharing in the kitchen .... the heart of the home.

The food ... oh my gosh we had everything. Let's see if I can remember: shrimp w/cocktail sauce (homemade), spinach dip w/Jesus bread, tortellini soup, lasagna, deviled eggs, potato salad, salad, bread, wine. Then the desserts ... pumpkin cheese cake, cherry cheese cake, chocolate/carmel goodie and cream puffs. Now I might have left something out ... Everything was wonderful, delicious, terrific, great and even more than all that.

And to top it all off we had a little snow to dress all the trees and landscape (roads were clear).

THANKS everyone ........

See you next Wednesday 12/17 ........

10 December, 2008

Road Trip and Shop Hop

Our road trip started at 9AM from the Church parking lot. Nine (9) yes 9 of us piled into cars and took off. The weather was nice, just a tiny bit cool but all in all it was a wonderful day to hit the highway.

First we stopped at the Nelsonville Quilt Company, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Check out that ceiling, a real honest to goodness tin ceiling. You certainly don't see those anymore.

Our leader, Marilyn, called on Monday to let them know we would be visiting. Can you believe it ... they had coffee and homemade cookies waiting for us. They were very yummy.

Now for some eye candy. Beautiful fabrics, tons of projects for viewing

Susan, owner, gave us 2 demo's. (1) cell phone holder and (2) wrapped/corded hot pad. (sorry I forgot to take a photo of the projects)

The shop also does longarm quilting for customers on their Gammill.

Our second stop was lunch at The Inn, Nelsonville, Ohio. The food was excellent and very reasonable.

Our last stop was Sew Happy Quilting in Little Hocking, Ohio. A nice shop, friendly people and they also provide long arm services on their Gammill.

It was a wonderful day ...... we all did plenty of money damage of the two (2) shops. LOL
Stay tuned.