Saturday, December 12, 2009

Party, Party, Party

The annual Nimble Thimble Party!
Leni sure set up some nice tables.

We gathered, we ate (pot luck, with the traditional turkey as the main part of the meal.
Then we started our exchange.
Leni started the whole ordeal.
Leni had drawn Nancy's name.
This year we had an inspiration word supplied by the person who would recieve the gift.
Nancy's word was not remembered, but the gift was full of words anyway.
In the black, stitched with black were secret words only we know about.

Nancy gave to Tiffany (me!).
My word was serendipity.
Nancy created beautiful flowers for me.
Thanks Nance.

I had Peggy.
Peggy's word was Pearl.
There are words in light organza of the word pearl in other languages.
I also added a Lily, because I knew that was important to Peggy as well.

Peggy gave to Jacque.
Jacque's word was European.
Peggy added the word love in different European languages.
In the center is a heart. Peggy's creation was filled with love.

Jacque had surgery on her neck.
The surgery was moved up and she did not finish the quilt for Ilana.
Ilana's word was satisfaction.
Jacque filled a bag of goodies and promised Ilana a quilt in January.

Ilana had drawn Karen's name.
Karen's word was Scotland.
Ilana's creation was kilts.
Look what was hidden under one of the quilts.
We all had a laugh.
Karen made a quilt for Audra.
Not sure of Audra's word, but Karen knows that Audra likes chickens,
so she made Audra a chicken rag quilt.

Audra made quilted bags for Linda to use for groceries.
There are 4 bags. Again not sure what the inspirational word was, but it just doesn't matter.
Linda had drawn Leni's name. Leni's word was friendship.
And how funny is this, Linda made a bag for Leni to use for
groceries or whatevers, there was even a pillow hidden in the bag.
Linda know Leni travels alot, therefore a bag and travel pillow.

Well, we went full circle, but there were still two left.
So, on to Michelle. Michelle had drawn Sue's name.
Sue had given 4 inspirational words:
holiday, cats, outdoors, antiques.
Michelle got Sue fabric for each inspirational word and
put each fabric on the quilt hanger that she had made for Sue.
Sue then had Michelle's name.
Michelle had given the word antiques,
but Sue also knows that Michelle loves cats.
Sue created this cute kittle quilt, and since
we all know Sue loves kitties too, this was just the perfect gift.

We were all here and willing, so names were drawn for next year.
How perfect.
I am the keeper of the names for this year.
I am happy to add that Cindy was here to visit and decided to participate in the exchange for next year. Welcome back Cindy.
Margaret and Maria were at the party as well, and I am very excited that both of them have drawn a name and are planning to participate in the exchange next year.
Now for a picture of us.
What a great day!
Blog at you soon,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wondrous Wednesdays

Ok, another week just flew by.
Does any one know how to slow down my life?
I have been working on a couple of secret projects.
I will be able to share one of them on Saturday, but not before.
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Circle I belong to will be having our anual Holiday/Christmas Party and quilt exchange. This year we were free to make any quilted project for the person whose name we drew. Can't wait to see all the great gifts and share them on the blog.
As for now, new stuff in the store to share.
There is this really cute pattern for the Maggie Bag.
You use 10" squares to make these cute bags.
This could be a great little Christmas gift your a young lady on your list.
It could be made to carry a cell phone or ipod, use your imagination.

Here is a new fabric line from Northcott.
This line is called Twilight Garden.
I do believe I saw this fabric in Peggy's possesion,
that means we should see a quilt top in a week or so.
Keep up the good work Peggy, we will be waiting to see it.

A big box arrived from Moda.
Inside it there was this beautiful fabric line called
Close to My Heart.
This one is talking to Dawna, but I love it too.

I hope you enjoy tonights eye candy.
I plan to share some great goodies from the party this weekend.
Blog at you later,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wondrous Wednesdays

Wow. The weeks just seem to fly by.
I cannot believe how fast life seems to be moving.
The sale was great last week.
Dawna and I manned the cutting table for a few hours.
Thanks to all who came and shopped and had great patience with us.
We worked as fast as we could.

Now for some new stuff.
This line is from Andover.
It is called Garden Fresh.
I seem to have the creative bug today.
I really want to create from some of the lines I have to share today.

This is a really cute line.
Castles and Cottages.
You need to come see this one up close.
It is a very sweet line.

Ok, I am ready to cut this fabric up and stitch it back together again.
Oh, I want to make a new quilt.
This is Chinese Take Out by Lundhurst Studio.

This is a line of soft fabrics.
You need to find this one in the store and at least take a good look at it.
I think I know a couple people in my life who would enjoy a quilt from this fabric.

get busy,
Christmas is coming.
Blog at you soon,