I wasn't really in the mood for a zoom "party" last Saturday. I was feeling sorry for myself because I wanted to see people, give and get hugs, and eat all the yummy food we always have at the annual Christmas party. But the virtual party was wonderful! I felt happy afterward. It wasn't the party I wanted, but we shared holiday decorations and good cheer with each other. I wish I had thought to take a screen shot of everyone dressed in festive hats and sweaters and blinking earrings (I think). It all made me smile and warmed my weary heart! (The picture above is Martha Lorshbaugh's show and tell. She has been knitting fun little creatures who will celebrate the holiday at her house)
We discovered that a slide show show and tell works SO much better than trying to hold things up where they can be seen during the meeting!
Chris Kuehl pieced this beauty recently (I missed where the pattern came from) and is hoping to make friends with her new longarm machine to finish it.
Melanie Tubinis and Mary Ann Watson made this after taking a class. The embroidery was done by hand. Mary Ann made the prairie points and Melanie did the quilting.
Jenny Grimsley is finishing some of the felt ornaments from kits left by her mother. The round one in the lower picture was made using Sue Spargo techniques. The bottom picture is coasters originally intended for the boutique at the quilt show, but now gifts for friends.
Nancy Schrader made herself a gift to celebrate being a survivor! The embellishments were so fun, she couldn't stop sewing things on! (I don't know why Connie is in the picture)
The Community Service ladies have been busy making our holiday donations!
Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to our Salvation Army Gift Bag project! We finished 65 filled gift bags and another 130 empty gift bags for the Salvation Army to use. This was two times more than last year! Below is a just a sampling of the many boxes we delivered. Thank you again for your donations!
Community Service recently dropped off 16 quilts and 34 pillow cases to The Foster Closet in Batavia. They had specifically requested quilts for girls for Christmas so these will certainly brighten the girls’ holidays! Thanks to all who contributed!
Happy Holidays, everyone!