Today Conni, me, Cathie and Beth all got together at my house for a long awaited day of sewing, chit-chat, laughter and good food. We’re all at different stages of our quilting life which made it really fun to share ideas and tips, and work on our projects!
I decided to move things around and convert our great room into a sewing room for the day (and luckily I’m married to a very tolerant man who did not seem to mind one bit).
I opened up our dining room table and put the extra leaves in it so that we could all sit around one space and sew. I also wheeled my cutting table out into the room and opened it way up. The ironing board fit perfectly up against the island.
I pushed the couch and coffee table over by the computer and pulled out all my quilt magazines and books … but we were so busy sewing, we didn’t spend any time browsing!
Beth cutting fabric for her marvelous snap purse:
Conni stitching away on her first quilt …
Which she got completely pieced today!!
And Cathie with a little steam heat to help get those tiny four patches to lay flat:
And what is a party without some party favors? Three mug rugs to match personalities:
Would you like to see those a little more up close?
I worked on another bag – this one will be donated for a charity auction…and I’ll post more about that when I get it done.
Today was a fantastic day with friends…and I hope we’ll be able to do this again SOON!!!