Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sewing day.....

One Tuesday a month three of us get together to sew. We met first in our local redwork group and hit it off immediately. I love these girls. We go shopping (and have tire blow-outs on the side of the road), we eat, we laugh, and next year we are heading off to a sewing retreat.
Yesterday was a sewing day at Annes. Of course we all brought Christmas presents...

This is what I got -


Anne is from Australia and is in the states for 3 years with her family while her DH works with Boeing. Her Mom and Dad recently came for a visit and was nice enough to not only shop for us in Australia, but bring the patterns to us. Miss Nancy and I each got a Red Brolly pattern. So exciting....
Then Miss Nancy made us each a cell phone carrier (I am forever losing my cell phone in my purse!), a stitchery pocket she made from a pattern in a magazine (Maybe she can leave the name/issue number in the comments), a Christmas notepad and a snowflake. Weren't we lucky??

Then I made them each a tote bag....

Don't they look like famous models?? LOL If you click on the photo you can see that the fabric has little tape measure on it...I made one of these in blue for my secret Santa gift for Quilt Guild. Patches has it in Red/White and I think I need some of that too... You can't have too many totes....

I finished the binding on my Mom's quilt yesterday. If the sun comes out I will take a photo and update this page....it turned out really pretty I think...

And I will leave you with a photo of Oliver the dog....

This is where he sleeps when "daddy" is gone...(this is "daddy's spot"...



Merry Christmas,
Nancy

4 comments:

Sweet P said...

I love your gifties, especially the stitching pocket. I hope she tells us where she found the pattern.

Lorraine said...

...you will see an almost identical look from our dog on my blog.....she was sulking becasue her master was away!! ...lovely gifts from your sewing friends....!

Pat said...

I'll be looking for that pattern info, too.....VERY nice gifts you got AND also the ones you made. Thanks for sharing. (Our dog is attached to Dad, too!)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your mom's quilt is lovely and what fun to get together with friends in a small group. Cozy that way and a good way to unwind.