Tonight I will attend the Quilt Guild meeting for the first time in several years.
I was a faithful attendee for many years until my husband had to teach a night class on Mondays one year and I had younger children I couldn't leave home alone. Then, living out of town and getting busy with other things, I just got out of the habit. However, a large number of my friends were met through the guild. But tonight! I am nervous because they asked me to come and be their "featured quilter" for this meeting. I have spent all morning biting my nails and trying to organize my thoughts. It is quite difficult to decide what to say and what to take for show and tell.
I thought I'd sew for a little to calm my nerves, but unfortunately I have a problem with my machine that requires me to take it in to be fixed. I was machine quilting yesterday at full tilt, and hit a safety pin --- Ouch!! It seemed to do something very bad to the tension. I pulled out my backup machine, but no go with it either. So, both are sitting quietly by the front door. (along with the stuff I pulled together for tonight)
One of the things I'm taking is this project I started yesterday before the big hit. It is some odds and ends from other projects, and some cut-out pieces from a little beat-up set of embroidered doilies. I'm planning to turn the pieces into a long table runner. It is good sometimes to just sew together stuff that can't possibly be turned into a pattern.
And... remember about the little round-top case? Well I tinkered around a bit and sewed a couple from felted wool sweaters, and they are just crying out for embellishment now! I took lots of photos during the process, so I hope to turn that into a "How-to" posting.
Also, as I was exploring some ways to customize the blog, I added some links to other blogs, including Judy's around the world travel adventure!
Wish me luck for tonight! thanks! michelle
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