Today was a very sad day. Our Redwork Club said our official goodbye to Ann. Ann has been a member of the group since January of 2007. Miss Nancy joined in February and I joined in March of the same year. It was a couple of months later that someone showed a project and we decided to get together and make it. I can't even remember what the project was now...Ann? Miss Nancy? Anyway, we have been sewing together once a month ever since. Miss Nancy and I will miss her. More than she will ever know. We will need to recruit another member of the sewing team, but no one will ever take the place of Ann. Oh, why is Ann leaving? And where is she going? Ann's husband works for the Australian Air Force. He has been working here in the states for 3 years and now they have to leave. They have to go back home. They leave Dec 19th for good.
Here is Ann with the quilt we made her.
Miss Nancy gave out the white strips of fabric and everyone was asked to embroider their name in purple. Then she made all the blocks and sewed them together. I quilted it and did the binding and hanging sleeve. Ann was very surprised. She loves purple and batiks. We also all brought in lots of sewing/quilting notions and filled a huge bag. You can see photos of all the goodies on her blog.
We had a wonderful Pineapple Upside Down cake made by Janie. Not sure why I didn't get a photo of it. It was HUGE....and really good.
We had a wonderful show-n-tell and I will get all those photos uploaded by tomorrow.
See ya then....