October Sew Day!
Good turn out for our last Sew Day of the Year!!!!
And before I forget..................
ATTENTION Singer Sewing Machine Owners!!!!
Many of us did not know this -
neither the Featherweight's nor the 301's
turn off when you turn the switch off.
They still run!
So to make sure the motors do not heat up -
Always UNPLUG your machine when you are finished using it.
Whoa, that was an interesting tid bit.
The Christmas possibilities were also interesting.
If you did not have a project to work on - we had a few ideas on display.
Stay put kitchen towels, micro wave bowl cozy, hot pads and coasters, and bowl covers.
One of the covers hid oodles of chocolate kisses for when you needed a boost.
If you see something that interests you, there will be copies of the projects for you to pick up at this months meeting.
Was great to see the different types of battings that have been manufactured to meet our ever growing need.
Jenell had several projects to work on and boy was she sneaky. At the end of the day we found out that one of them was finishing her guild challenge. Sscchh! And we did not even get to see it.
Great job keeping your secret Jenell.
Carol doesn't get a chance to sew on this machine often, so the day started out by re-introducing herself to the workings. Didn't take long though and she was off and running - the machine that is.
Think Frances said that she was doing 9-patches. Another one that quietly works and gets a lot done.
Sara and Susie looked over a pattern that they were going to be doing next year.
Jeanette and Deb. O. put the display wall to good use, while Carol and Leila worked on a project.
Okay, check out the blocks on the left.......
and again. Boy were there a lot of possibilities. Everyone had a chance to check out, move around, stand back and preview - two separate quilts of the same style, different fabrics. The one on the left was Jeanette's.
And the one on the right was Deb's. This quilt can be laid out so many ways and with so many different color combinations. Thank you ladies for letting us have a go at it - hope we were helpful and did not hinder the process.
Jeanette has done her first needle turn quilt. And what a darling choice.
New baby and parents will surely enjoy this whimisical masterpiece. Good job Jeanette.
Lisa worked on her wool blocks, think Juanita was working on her twilling.
Everyone was working strong, when the lunch bell rang out.
Wow - look at the special. The steam was just rolling off this plate.
With the restaurant right there - sew day is always a pleasure. Go through the door and have it waiting for you from a full menu of great things to eat.
Back to work and see what Carol completed (not counting the other projects that she worked on in the morning). Now, who will get these?
Juanita decided to start laying out her blocks and then as the ladies finished sewing their blocks together and the design wall became available......
up they went.
Okay here they are, well some of them. Think Juanita said that she had enough blocks to make 18 circles.
So, lets try this, and what about if we do that?
And what about black sashing?
And then mix it up with the squares.
Oh oh - another possibility.
And another. What do you get when you put a dozen women in one room with one design wall?
Great job ladies. And lots of fun.
Thank you all for making it a great Sew Day.
See you on Monday, Oct. 17th for the Guild Challenge.