Yesterday's time with the Sassy Sewers was such fun! It's a hodge podge of happenings ... some women bring their sewing machines, some don't, some bring embroidery machines, and some bring craft projects. They meet on Thursdays (it used to be first and third, but I think it's slowly morphing into an every Thursday event) at the District #1 Madison County Shed -- in the large group room. They set up the tables for us and there's a nice kitchen and bathrooms -- and it's free!
The women are fun and funny and there's great camaraderie (as there typically is in stitch groups)! I meant to grab a group picture, but I forgot! But I did grab some photos of some of the things that were brought for show and tell . . .
Nancy had made this darling little setup to keep her working thread and bobbins in order! I love the felt buttons. Too cute!
All of the ladies had worked on one of these folded stars. Isn't this *gorgeous??? Shirley used hers as a center for a really pretty table topper. The pattern is a Moda Bake Shop offering (and is actually for a potholder -- our group modified the setting) and can be found HERE.
And this was the project several of them worked on yesterday (usually there's a group project offered). This cute little tea towel with the mason jars is the sample -- Ellen's offering. I grabbed the pattern for later use! You can too ... the pattern and tutorial are found on a really cute blog called Flamingo Toes.
And what did I work on? My celtic knot embroidery. I got the knot transferred and stitched the monogram. It uses a stitch I'd never used before, called the "heavy chain stitch". I really like the look of it and it was an easy stitch to manage. There's a great illustration (and tutorial) of this stitch at Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials. I know, I know ... I didn't do a whole lot for three hours I was there ... but you've got to figure in the fellowship factor *and* the eating lunch factor. LOL!
And of course, what kind of Friday would it be without a feline?
Leia says, "Happy Friday!" (Haha ... actually, I think Leia was growling at me when I grabbed this shot. No surprise there, eh?!) I'll link her up anyway to sarah did it! and the Feline Friday linky party!
Happy Friday!! (I mean it.)