Wednesday, October 18, 2006

new faces

is it wednesday already? october whirls by and i am here to report on our sunday minerva's circle meeting. very little work to show from me as i got back from my conference sunday morning, and sadly a needle and thread is not airplane-friendly material! it's too bad really, as that long flight would have been a wonderful time to work on the flock of triangles quilt. much knitting but no sewing! it was great to sit and sew and relax with everyone on sunday, catch up, and see the new amazing work. first from shradma, who is new to gainesville and to our group... i think this is her 2nd or 3rd meeting. this weekend she brought her current project, a cute summery top:
she also brought these wonderful projects she made as a young girl in school. this is a sweet baby bib-- all the sewing is by hand, and the center fruits are individually appliqued and embroidered. her stitches are so tiny and delicate... it's very beautiful.
and here is another project from when she was a girl... a girl's smock-style top, with wee buttons in the back. click on the photo to check out the applique and embroidery! i especially love the girl in the corner, holding a basket on her head. as someone who tries embroidery on and off without much success, i'm so impressed with her delicate work. it inspires me to go back to my sublime stitching kit and finish the tea towel i started a year ago!

i hadn't seen pilar in a week and suddenly she had made a new quilt! this confection is made all in soft flannel, front and back, in soft baby colors. very sweet and a great quick project... she is going to tie the quilt rather than sew it at the corners of the squares. i love that idea and there's 2 more babies coming up... since my fingers have been sore for more than 2 months now on the triangles, i'm thinking tying will be the way to go for the next one.
ciao chicas... see you next week!

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