What a whirlwind few days we’ve had!
I haven’t had a chance to make the three additional blocks I need for Levi, my on his way now, third great grandchild. They are at the hospital now and the waiting has begun! And yes, it was slipped that baby is a boy and his first name will be Levi! How sweet is that?
I’m trying to get my new to me sewing table in to the apartment to get my machine set up but my shoulder is just not cooperating today. One of my Guild members was rehousing it and I think the Janome Skyline 3 will fit in it. If not then Suzy, my ancient Janome will.
It’s funny how much I love the old girl! She just keeps plugging away and I couldn’t begin to count how many blocks and quilts that girl has made! I did take her in for a check up since during her last work binge i heard the most awful PING and she just quit sewing. The machine doctor worked his magic. Turns out she had a cracked faceplate and the spring under the bobbin was twisted. The good news is that it was only a $125.00 fix complete with servicing and a new bulb which burnt out as he was putting her back together. I will be picking her up this week finally if our schedule allows and bringing my old girl home where she belongs. I love her because she is lighter and easier for me to take to classes.
I think I have just been holding the iPad too long over the past 4 days so my shoulder has flared up! It will be good to go to the doctor on Wednesday and see if anything showed up on the ultrasound and what can be done to fix it. Fingers crossed it just needs a shot of cortisone!
DH’s daughter and son have started an on line fundraiser to help with getting the money together for his treatment. We are so touched by the support of our family and friends that are helping out, by donating or sharing the post. In just 4 days we have raised almost 1/8 of the money we need to cover the cost of the treatment. I will confess here that I have been shedding more than a few tears over the generosity of our community.
On another note it was a busy weekend at our Guild
Kathy Provan from Sew Much More in New Denver https://sewmuchmoreyarn.com/ put on an apron class for some of our Guild members. It so funny because I could have looked at the fabric each person had picked out and known whose it was. We do each have our favourite palette’s, don’t we?
On Saturday my Quilters arrived en masse! It was the first time all 12 people showed up! Usually there are only 6 or 7, but the stars aligned and creativity abounded! Suzy finished piecing the top and back of a sweet wall hanging that she is going to hang covering a pass through. She even got it sandwiched and quilted. I hope to see it before she hangs it. Brenda and Lori are working away on long cabin blocks. Lois finished another sweet quillow. Monique was playing with her new Go Baby from Accuquilt, checking out which of my dies will fit hers (I have a Go Cutter) and then working on charm pinwheel blocks to make a carrying bag for her strip dies. Marcy worked on her apron since she had to miss Kathy’s class. She finished it, too! Jane was putting her Star quilt top together. Irme finished her Pajama pants and made a bag. We are really proud of her. She has never sewn by machine before. She inherited a sweet older Bernina and is completely taken with the idea of learning to use it. Traci’s another never learned to sew young lady that has joined our Guild to learn the basics. After she spent the day with us, she left early enough to make her way to Sew Much More on a FART. That makes for three new addicts we have created this year! mwahah Donna popped in but was only able to stay for a while. She finished the binding on another sweet quilt for a grandchild. Helen had brought her quilt to work on, but was so busy coaching Irme and visiting (we also were short of space because of the turnout) so she worked on her runner instead. She has a tradition that she uses the leftover fabrics from every quilt to make a runner which she keeps as a memento of her projects. She also has the best quilting journal and is training our group to do the same. My sweet Randall came to get some advice and help with pulling fabrics for the class Claire is hosting over the next two weeks. They will be doing a Round the World Quilt in a lap size. Such a fun project and Claire is an amazing teacher. We do have an incredible group. Our Guild members are so talented! Basketmakers, weavers, spinners, filters, hookers,…………….the list goes on and on!
Sunday we had our monthly Guild meeting. There were over 40 members attending. Oh the treasures they brought to share. Our Bring and Brag is always an inspiring afternoon.
Today was a quiet day. More hours on the iPad. So far no time to sew, but I did get laundry and housework finished. Perhaps after I make dinner I might time for fabric fondling. I hope your days have been filled with good times with family and fun times doing something you love! 😄 Carol. Thank you for taking the time to read this rather long missive!