Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday night at Thimbles

Each month I look forward to Thimbles weekend, it is a wonderful chance to sew and visit with friends. Friday night the crowd was small, I think too many people had worn themselves out at shop hop during the day, but we still had a great time. There were some great quilts for show and tell. Sandra above) had a beautiful blue and yellow star quilt. I think it is an Eleanor Burns pattern.
Becky, from The Quilting Booklady, had two beautiful quilts that she had just gotten back from the quilter. The one above is Strawberry Pie a pattern from Silver Thimble Pattern Co. Becky did hers as a Blueberry Pie. The one below is also by Becky, the pattern is Autumn Ridge. I forget the book it is in. They were both beautiful.

I had purchased the kit for the month, but decided that it required too much brain power and I should probably just stick with simple straight sewing. I brought the fabrics from our last swap, it is a Bonnie Hunter quilt, Patchwork and Pinwheels. I got about half of the patchwork blocks sewn together. I would have done more, but I left some of my strips at home. Krisite was working on her yoyo's. They are looking great, don't know what she is going to do with them but they look good. Sarah was working on a Civil War Rail Fence that is beautiful.

I didn't sew on Saturday or go to shop hop, (I am on a fabric diet) Joe and I headed up to the cabin. I was nice to get a way for a day and relax. The weather was georgeous, very sunny and warm, a nice change after all of the wintery weather we have had. We went on a nature walk, saw some deer tracks and some bear sign. I even cleaned off the table on the porch, where we could eat dinner outside. It was a very relaxing weekend.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thanks for showing my quilts! It was wonderful sewing with you on Friday night. Fabric diet - good one!