Monday, August 19, 2013


Last Thursday, several of us attended the AQS show which was being held here in Grand Rapids.  I was exhausted the next day and didn’t feel much like doing anything so, when I remembered Rosa said she was going to be at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Friday, I decided to join her.  It was a nice relaxing afternoon, sewing with Yvonne and Rosa, and Marilyn and Jill.  Lisa stopped by and showed us her latest project (above).  Isn’t this applique wonderful! You can click on the picture to get a larger view.
This is another patriotic project that Lisa is working on.  Both of these patterns are by Rita Verroca.  Lisa said that she does needle-turn applique.  She amazes me!  I hope we get to see them when they are completed.

Yvonne worked on a small duffel bag and it was only when I loaded the pictures onto my computer that I realized I hadn't taken a picture of it!  Gads, I don’t know about me sometimes.  I must really have been tired from all that walking the day before. 

A SHORT STORY:  Last Thursday I attended a picnic for residents and family members of my mother’s assisted living home.  After walking around and viewing the many activities provided for all to enjoy, Mom and I sat at one end of a picnic table.  The sun was shining and music was playing in the background.  I was thinking, what a perfect evening.  A resident (we’ll call her Betty) and her daughter came to join us.  Previously I had noticed Betty and Mom talking when I was there for a visit.  I was looking forward to getting to know Betty better.  Betty smiled at me as her eyes roamed over my face.  After a few minutes of this I became uncomfortable and wondered if I had a hair on my nose or something.  Finally, Betty looked right at me as she nodded her head toward my 95-year-old Mom and said, “Are you her mother?”
And you wonder why I drink!

ON ANOTHER NOTEToronto Mama has a tutorial for a waterproof picnic blanket.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Annie said...

That is some very impressive needle turn applique! I'd be lazy and do raw edge or satin stitched. I don't like hand sewing except for quilt bindings.

Miss Nancy said...

Stunning!! The applique is just stunning! So well done!! Thank you for sharing! Glad that you enjoyed the quilt show in Grand Rapids.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Mama Pea said...

OMG. Your story is so funny. What a scream! The applique is amazing!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.