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June 14th, 2016, 01:06 AM
I went to the library sewing group today. I just took some unsewing to do, along with the patterns for my lesson plans. Which worked out well, as we pretty much sat around and talked while piddling about with our projects.
They are concerned that our group is getting small and if it is worth meeting more than once a month. They frown on children, so that limits some of the gals I would invite. And honestly, I can't say I'd appreciate toddlers while i was sewing either.
Now I am inspired to make a tote bag for one of Em's specialist teachers who will be getting married and moving to Wisconsin. Ok, I'd like to be inspired. I have the fabric out and pretty much ready to cut, but I'd rather put on my jammies and go to bed. Ugh.

Has anybody noticed that as soon as you are done cleaning the house, it's time to start over again?

So what's up in your neck of the woods tonight?

June 14th, 2016, 01:51 AM
Hoot hoot cathy how small is your library group? Have you considered putting a notice at the local senior center if you're looking for more people?I hear you about the house and trying to keep it like you just made it.My crew never understood why I would be so upset with all of them, after I just spent my whole day cleaning they would come in and just dump things everywhere!I went out to find a zip up sweatshirt and can't find one anywhere,don't they still sell them?
Have a good night Owls.

June 14th, 2016, 02:18 AM
What's up here is, the Warriors forgot how to shoot the basketball and the Cavs remembered! So now, on to Game 6. My buddy came over to "watch" and ended up snoring, as usual...lol I can't decide if I want to try to fall asleep again or stay up...I guess I'll give sleeping a try...hoot hoot, all. @,@

June 14th, 2016, 03:54 AM
Joan, try Hanes.com. That is where I buy all of our sweats and t-shirts anymore. You can get the heavyweight cotton variety of both. They have a pretty good color selection in the tops. The sweat pants are more limited, but, they are sweats. As a hint, if you shop and leave your stuff in the cart for a day, they will often send you an email for free shipping. It does take a week or more for it to get to us here in the Seattle area, but I just plan that in.
Oh, our dinner with the neighbors did go well. The weather held off and the kids were able to play outside and have a fire in the pit for making s'mores.
I still didn't cut out the tote bag. I trimmed down the denim for the bottom, but that was it. I sat and frogged some 5.5" squares. They are from the stash of one of the library quilty ladies. She passed away this last winter, and her husband has returned home from staying with is daughter after his stroke. He is having a couple of the gals help him with her sewing stuff and a few other things around the place. He had them bring in whatever they thought we might like to use. I tried to behave, as I have enough fabric to choke a herd of cows. These called to me though. There are three colors of Fairy Frost blues, a lemon custard colored Fairy Frost, and what looks like a darker lemon marble with silver glitter. It wasn't a complete top, but sewn in 4-patches and attached in rows. I think she was aiming for a large scale trip-around-the-world look. I am separating some of the seams to make additional 4-patch blocks, then I'll trim them circular and use them for Blondie's Circle of Comfort quilts. Once I get the top constructed I'll take a photo and send it to her husband with a thank you note.
I'm done frogging for the night though. Even with my glasses on, my eyes are having trouble seeing the stitches to rip.
Happy hooting everyone! Hugs, Cathy

June 14th, 2016, 04:01 AM
I went to my first quilt meeting tonight. There are about fifteen ladies which seems to be a good number. Tonight was a special meeting so they met at the middle school and watched Craftsy classes on making miters, which I can never get right, and scalloped edges, which I am good on. But first we went to Braums for supper and I was very good and didn't get ice cream. Stupid diabetes!
I think this will be a fun group. If not, I will keep looking.
I finally got the baby wall hanging done for Grey Roan Buffalow. What a name for such a little cutie! I'm just glad they didn't name him Blue. Then he would have been dog food.
Now I am working on two purses for my oldest sister. They will be similar but not exact out of some material her DIL gave her some years back. DIL is not well loved but the material is. What can I say-they are to much alike.
Then a quick cover for the DIL's stand mixer and I will be caught up again and can start working on the quilt I started at retreat.

Andrea F
June 14th, 2016, 04:41 AM
Good morning!

I hope everybody had a nice weekend. I went to the fabric store with a friend on Friday afternoon. She's going to get married in September and asked me to make her a bag for the wedding so we went fabric shopping for that. Of course I also found a few other things I needed and two pieces of suede. I had to cut our visit short though because I had to pick up son #2 at the main train station. He still doesn't have a washing machine and is packed when he comes home every other weekend.

Grocery shopping on Saturday was mine too since the hubby still felt too weak to do anything else than lying on the couch, which he did for the last eight days. He's back to work today.
I wish it would stop to rain. Yesterday, i was so startled by a lightning bolt immediately followed by a loud thunder, I almost spilled my coffee all over me.

I'm on my way to work now. Have a good night and a beautiful day tomorrow. :)

June 14th, 2016, 07:07 AM
I should have been over here for a visit then the night before last. Was awake until about 3am.....but did I get out of the bed...NO, just layed there tossing and turning until sleep finally came. The good news is that after water aerobics and dance class yesterday - I was out like a light at 9 last night and just got up a few mins ago.

DH has been doing some carpentry work in my sewing area so I haven't been able to do much sewing for a little while. I do have a baby quilt all pieces and DH helped me sandwich it yesterday, so as soon as he get his stuff cleaned out of my space, I'll start to FMQ it. So far I've only done FMQ on small projects, like totes and my shoe bags, so this is a little scarey for me. But the shower is fast approaching so I've just got to jump in and get er done. If anyone has any tips for me, I'd love to hear them. I'll post some pics when she's finished.

June 14th, 2016, 08:49 AM
I could have been a Night Owl last night, woke up around 1am but was too tired to get up.

Laura I hear you when you posted, "Now I am working on two purses for my oldest sister. They will be similar but not exact out of some material her DIL gave her some years back. DIL is not well loved but the material is. What can I say-they are to much alike"
My MIL and her DD's husband were like that and whenever they both were together we never knew what would happen.