Monday, November 28, 2011

Hiatus from Quilting at the Library

At the library this morning, I got the binding on my last two projects to complete before Christmas. The first, a Christmas runner, is being inspected by my new dog Finn. The second has ended up sideways here and I can't figure out how to change it around. It's a baby blanket made with the most hilarious animal fabrics ever. Whew, they're done!

We have decided to suspend quilting on Mondays at the library until January 9th. So feel free to use your Mondays to get ready for Christmas!

Have any of you started decorating for Christmas yet? Since yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent, I put up a little fiber optic tree in my kitchen; it's decorated in birds! 'Tis the season!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thinking about Christmas

The weather sure isn't saying that it's a month until Christmas, but the calendar is. Did you all get Jill's email? Just to recap: the guild Christmas party is on Tuesday, December 6th with supper at 6 p.m. in Upper Grace Hall. Rebecca Olson is catering the event at a cost of $12 per person. If you can bring the exact amount of cash, it really helps Colleen out.

There will be entertainment and show-and-tell and the Christmas stocking gift exchange. The stocking above will not be in the exchange, but I've seen some that will be there and they are very clever and cute. Remember that you don't have to participate; it's totally up to you. That's all for now as I have to finish writing our left/right story.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quilting at the Library & Festival of Trees

Ladies, don't forget that the library lets us use their program room every Monday from 9:30 until 3:30. It's a lot of fun there as advice, compliments, and gossip ... oops, I mean chat ... are exchanged. I've seen some wonderful projects down there and some might even be done for Christmas ... Christmas 2011 or 2012, I'm not saying.

We keep an ironing board, iron, cutting mat, and ruler at the library so you don't need to bring any of your own when you come.

The Family Place Festival of Trees is now open in the Co-op part of the mall. The Festival area is lovely with black curtains, snowflakes, and mini-lights.

We Crocus Quilters donated a wonderful quilt that a number of our ladies worked on. Unfortunately it is displayed in a bundle so that the Festival goers don't really get a good look at it.

However, you can see a good photo of it below. Thanks, Jaynie for emailing this image to me.

Jaynie has donated a quilted piece to the festival too. Here's how it looks on display there; I wish I could see it all.

I also spotted a tree skirt donated by Lydia...

and a tree that Jill's family decorated and donated in memory of Jill's niece Kim. Looking at it, I was awash with memories of Kim as I had the opportunity to teach her. I bet it will bring in huge $$$ for the Family Place.

... and a wonderful, frothy tea table which any child would love donated by our Barb Porter.

If you have a chance, get over there to see the spectacular, themed trees and many, many silent auction items.