"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sewing Machine Social

I have a Homemaker's Group I go to the second Thursday of the month in the afternoons.  We take turns hosting, and this month was my turn.  I did a talk on my vintage sewing machines.  I will have to show you the machines in another post.
The picture below is of Miss Norma making a mug rug on one of my handcranks.  Miss Norma learned to sew on a treadle but had never used a handcrank before.  I also demoed my treadle, unfortunately, those pictures did not turn out.
 We had a show and tell and everyone brought a craft they wanted to share.
Debra, who does not usually come since she lives an hour away, shared a baby blanket she made. She is Miss Norma's daughter. The baby shower was that night.  I'm sorry about the pictures, the sun was not cooperating for good pictures.
 Linda, on the right, is a friend of Debra's and came with her.  She shared several quilts that she made.

 The below one is cross stitch and embroidery.

 The bluebirds were blocks a lady in a nursing home had started but could not finished, so Linda finished them for her.

 Pat loves using her embroidery machine and sewing.  She embroidered these towels for a college student.  She also made and embroidered the sweatshirt she is wearing.
 Here is a baby bib she made and embroidered for a new baby in our church (we go to the same church).  Cupcake joined our party.
 Garnet  crocheted this baby blanket for a new baby in her church.  I love the ruffly edges on it.
 I delinted and vacuumed all the cat hair on the furniture.  This chair is not in great shape so I keep a quilt on it.  Oreo decided to put the cat hair back on the chair and sleep on it before the guests arrived.  I used my string quilt to cover the TV.
 I had four sewing machines in the living room.  Here I have my New Home(1920) and in the back is my Singer model 12(1881).
 Here is a corner of my clean sewing room.  I had to clean it for my demos.
I promise to do an upcoming series on my blog about my machines.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a journal.  You can enter here. You have until Monday to enter.

We have a different theme each month for our group, next month's is gardening.

Aside from quilt guilds, are you involved in any other clubs?

Missy (currently with a clean house but I doubt it will last long)


QuiltShopGal said...

Wow, what a talented group. Looks like a super fun meeting and I'm sure they all loved meeting in your loving and creative home. Thanks for sharing insights. I enjoyed all, but definitely want to see the red/white word quilt progress. Just caught my attention with such big letters and bright fabrics. Inspired me and I hope to see more, if you ever have a chance.


Preeti said...

I enjoyed seeing the finished projects and your gathering:) you are lucky to have friends with hobbies in the neighbourhood.
Looking forward to your next get together.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love the blue Japanese machine in the corner.

Lynette said...

This looks so fun! I need to find a daytime guild or quilter's social group I can meet with. :) The hand crank!! Love it.

Sarah said...

What a talented group!! I like that you really switch up the topics as opposed to, say, guild which is pretty much sew sew sew. LOL.

I belong to the Castile Wednesday Club - part of the Women's Federation of something or other. This week's meeting is at my house. Our hostess committee of 3 is providing soup/salad/dessert for dinner for 15. The theme for the year is 100 years of change and our speaker is talking about farming. Bleu will not be attending but in his absence (ie hiding) I bet Zorro will be quite sociable

Little Penpen said...

Ooh! What fun!! I wish I lived nearby!! Pretty quilts and blankets!

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