I have two new students on Wednesday mornings. While learning how to use their machines, I have them making blocks. Might as well be working toward something rather than just stitching mindless. One is working out of my 2.5" square barrel making 9-patches and the other is using up the 3.5" squares in 4-patches - baby quilts in progress.
Our program at yesterday's guild meeting was the owner of Yarn Designs Unlimited. Many of us didn't know we had such a prestigous company right in our backyard. Lots of lovely samples of yarns and fabrics with explaination of their dying processes. She offered to work with anyone to special dye fabrics for a project or for backings as well as contribute to any of our charity work.
I, also, won the door prize (must wear your name tag at meetings) and here are my goodies from the bag. The clips I'll give to Mom as we just had a conversation over these while she was struggling to pin a binding to stitch down - she never heard of them which we thought funny as many of the gals have used days to do bindings and they use the clip (she just didn't notice I guess). The needle threader and spool of thread can be used in the classroom. BUT those socks are mine!!!
We have had a tough time here with many recent losses of quilting and family friends and it has taken a deep toll on my mother - hence my absences with the blog and blog reading. I hope to catch up to you all thru the rest of the week.