Donna always amazes me with the projects she and her team work up for us. At each retreat, we receive handmade goodies as well as things she picks up from the stores. This year I went home with sewing machine needles, threads, scissors as well as a pile of other things. As soon as she arrived on Friday, she handed out these totes; and inside each one was a small drawstring bag and this handy thing to put under our machines. There are pockets across the front to hold supplies. Now even my sewing machine has a quilt!
Patti stitched the designs for the sweetest little tins that held small scissors, needles, and a needle threader. I've tried to take a picture; but even without the flash, the design is too light to show up well. So imagine an Altoid tin with a cross stitch design on top and trim to hide the raw edges. Some of the designs on the tins were stitched just for the person receiving it - a camper for Mary Lou and kitties for Sarah were a couple.
This is what I spent most of my time working on. It's Miss Rosie's X-Rated Schnibble made with French General's Falalalala. It was an easy pattern to work on; but like Darcy told me before I started, you have to pay attention! Even so, I ended up using my seam ripper a few times. Now I hope to get it quilted in time for Christmas.
On a road trip in September, NancyP got some of us interested in this pattern. So now we have a Betsy Ross quilt group, and we are the little Betsys. I was able to get several blocks done, and here are a few.
So now I have more projects that need to be finished. It just doesn't seem to end, but I love what I do; and I so enjoy these women that inspire me.