Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Birthday, wallhanging, & more
Today is Jim's birthday. I won't say how old he is, but next year there will be a zero in his age. We ate dinner (roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, & rolls) at home with Mike & Simone topped off with banana cake and cream cheese frosting. Here's the birthday guy opening one of his gifts. He received phone calls from Kari and the grandkids and JJ so his day was perfect!
After our church service on Sunday, we attended a Harvest Brunch at St. Paul, our neighboring church. They had the cutest decorations on the tables made from different sizes and shapes of gourds. As we were about to leave, one of the ladies asked if I would like to take one home. They also had pumpkin men made from four little pumpkin gourds. The gourds were stacked like a snowman with stick arms and a painted face.
Monday, my friend, Jane and I pin basted eight quilts, four of each of ours. It was good to make some progress and get them closer to being done. They are folded onto hangers with the batting cut to the appropriate size waiting for their turn at quilting.
While looking for backings and battings, I found this old UFO that I had appliqued many years ago. Doesn't look like it will be hanging on the wall this year either. I really liked this pattern and how it turned out. So, why don't I finish it?
Friday night, Connie and I spent six hours sewing at the new quilt shop, The Quilted Cottage. We were served a hot dinner of chicken enchiladas plus other goodies to eat. We each had our own table for sewing with a cup holder, waste basket, candy bars and an ironing station at the end of the row. At the top of the hour there were door prizes, too. This opportunity to sew and socialize is offered every other week and needless to say, they are already booked through the end of the year. We had a fun evening, met some new people and managed to sew quite a bit, too.
Tomorrow I'm heading back to the Cottage for the first meeting of The Clothesline Club. We're supposed to bring a favorite teacup and our machine. It promises more fun.