Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hexie Club at Tiny Stitches

Last night we had our holiday party/meeting of Hexie Club.  We had food to share, sewed on our hexies and exchanged gifts.  Here are the gifts after they were opened. 

1214 Gift Exchange

Our only rule is that the gift should be hexie related – worked out well.  I received the little turtle pin cushion and the tree ornament above it.  Of course the one with selvages is the one I made.

Only Rosemarie and I were working on the Hexie BOM.  Here are the blocks.

1214 December Wreaths

Mine is on top – one inch hexies.  Rosemarie made her wreaths from 3/4 inch and 1/4 hexies.

I have to finish the applique of the wreath and then I have all twelve blocks finished.  Next I need to decide how to set the blocks into a quilt.

Melinda

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More Australia Gifts from Me to Me

Here are the next few gifts I have opened – still having fun.

1214 2nd set of gifts from Australia

Melinda

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Empty Bowl Lunch

We went to the empty bowl lunch at the Art Place today.  Here are a couple of photos of the bowls.

1214 Bowls 1

1214 Bowls 2

We each picked out our favorite bowls and after they were washed we had soup.  I had Broccoli Cheddar soup the first time and then went back for a small serving of White Chicken Chili.  For $15, we got the bowl to keep and lunch – not a bad deal.  Lynda and I can’t remember how many years we have been going but we think this was our 5th year.

Melinda

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift a Day from Australia

Carolyn is a bad influence. She found out about a box of gifts from Sue Daley.  The postage from Australia was high so she wrote and asked if we could have a discount on postage if we ordered two boxes sent to the same address.  Of course the answer was yes so she ordered them. 
we have been opening a package every day and here are the first eleven. 


I know the photo is sideways but can't figure out how to turn it on mt iPad.  Lots of fun things related to English Paper Piecing. It is exciting to open a small gift every day.   Merry Christmas to us.

Melinda 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Exciting Day–New Family Member

Meet Susie – she joined our family yesterday.  Here she is with Bill at Small Dog Rescue where we found her.

1214 Bill and Susie

Later in the evening, sleeping on his lap.

1214 Susie sleeping

and this morning, after her first night.

1214 Susie

She is mostly Chihuahua, with probably a little Wiener dog.  She is a little longer than Chula was and her ears are more Wiener than Chihuahua but she is a little thing.  She had 3 puppies with her when she was found and they had all been adopted out.  She was at the facility for the day because someone else was interested in her but they (fortunately for us) picked another dog.

It is fun to have a doggie to sleep with again.  She likes being under the covers!

Melinda

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fiber Art Fusion Gift Exchange

We had a lovely dinner last night and did our annual gift exchange.  We made 5 by 7 pieces of art.  Here is my little piece.

1214 Gift Exchange from Me

Like last year, Pamela got mine.  I opened up a piece from Ben.  He makes amazing art!

1214 Gift Exchange from Ben

There were other wonderful projects but I couldn’t get photos of them.  Maybe they will bring them to the January meeting and I can get photos then.

Melinda

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Tech Cord Bag

Look at the wonderful gift I received from Pam. I saw a version of this on Pinterest and pinned it to figure out how to make later and Pam saw it.  



Not only is it great for travel, I am using it to keep track of cords at home.  

Melinda



Monday, December 08, 2014

Gifts from Allatoona Party

We had a great gift exchange this year at Allatoona – zipper bags.  Almost everyone is afraid of putting in zippers although they are very easy when you are dealing with flat pieces of fabric.  Sue gave several demonstrations and ordered zippers in quantity so they could be sold cheaply.  A lot of people took advantage of purchasing zippers and lots of bags were made.  I made a hexagon zipper bag for the exchange but forgot to take a photo of it.

Here is the one I received from Jeanne.

1214 Christmas Gifts

In front is a gift from Carolyn – a cute jar with pincushion on top and lots of great notions inside.  As president she made these for all the officers and committee chair people.

Melinda

Sunday, December 07, 2014

One Block Wonder Class

I taught a One Block Wonder class yesterday afternoon. There were four students plus Carolyn who worked on her in process project. The first photo is of her blocks.


Here are the start of the other quilts.





Going to be some beautiful quilts. 

Melinda





Saturday, December 06, 2014

Tiny Stitches Staff Christmas Party

We had our annual Christmas party last Monday night at Aspen’s.  Wonderful dinner, wonderful people and a lovely time was had by all.  Each year we choose names to make gifts for.  Our only rule is that you have to make the gift.  I gave Mary Ellen the sample projects I made for the Make and Take class.  She seemed to be happy with them.

1114 Make and Take Projects

 

I got the most wonderful present from Tina – selvage shoes.  I can’t think of a better present.

1214 Shoes from Tina 1

1214 Shoes from Tina 2

1214 Shoes from Tina 3

I wore them to guild on Tuesday and everyone loved them almost as much as I do.  I barely made it home with them still on my feet!

Melinda

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