Monday, October 13, 2008

Stashbuster quilting retreat

[Quite a few photos] Saturday my quilt group, Stashbusters, had an all day retreat. Actually we began with Friday night set up and potluck supper and then promptly at 9am arrived and "got right to it". I worked on a couple of different table runners - some are Christmas gifts, so if one arrives on your doorstep, act surprised!

The rest of these photos are either what folks were working on, or recently completed work, for 'show and tell'. I am quite impressed with what these folks can do - and besides they are really nice people and we have lots of fun.

And finally, for my little 'show and tell' for today, I happened to stop at a local Hancock's Fabrics store for some thread and bobbins for sewing class tomorrow. And look what I spied for sale for a very good price. I brought it home and gave it a good try and it is just fine. It only weighs 5 lbs and the little foot pedal is about 4" x 4".

It doesn't have a light and it is fairly noisy, but the stitch is quite all right - actually it has 8 stitches and reverse. And there is some variability in stitch length, so it's perfect for an 8 year old grandaughter for Christmas. Shhhhhh! Don't tell, but this Nana is so excited. Ho Ho Ho!


Janaina said...

I am 100% positive this Nana is going to have an overjoyed grandchild very soon! =)
It looks lovely, Marne!

Joke said...

Oh Marne, what a great looking work you do! I feel llike a child at your blog: aaaah and oooohh!

Ballardquilter said...

Thanks for capturing a great day with photos. The quilts look great.

Bizarre Quilter said...

Oh yeah!! What a great present!!! It's amazing how many of my students (I teach year 7 textiles) are scared of sewing machines at the beginning.