My friend, Doris, is working on a redwork embroidered quilt for next year. She shared what she has completed so far with us yesterday. Looking forward to seeing it in the New Year! We also played with my Flip video camera and as soon as I can figure out how to download to my blog I will share some videos.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Janice, one of our bee members, shared some vintage Christmas items with us at our gathering yesterday. We brought our 'favorite thing' that we have ever made to share with everyone. Janice brought some felt ornaments, circa '80s, to share and also a photo that she found in an antique store, entitled 'Lyle Lovett Christmas'. Hint: notice Dad in the background ! I was also given a vintage apron as a hostess gift !
Yesterday our sewing bee met at my house for our Christmas celebration and it was fabulous! The food was great and the presents from everyone were outstanding. We made one exchange item and of course there were some that didn't follow the rules, so they made something for all of us! That was a big 'Win' for me ! My gift was the snowman in the mitten,made by my friend Doris. She also made the embroidered bee cushion that is hanging on my hutch. She embroidered a different piece for each one of us. Thanks Doris!
We are expecting snow in the morning and this is a big event in our part of the world. I have a backlog of photos to post so I am going to start with my Christmas quilts for 2009. I finished three and only because my local quilt shop rents their longarm by the hour and I have been practicing on it for the past month. It certainly cuts down on the completion time and that's a good thing........One of the quilts has been pieced since 2005, another is Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding', and the third one is Crabapple Hill's 'Over the River and Through the Woods'.