January 28, 2021

valentine’s day quilts

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. I had my checkup from my first cataract surgery and am good to go for the second eye. Had the COVID test yesterday. Second eye is scheduled for this coming Monday. Will be glad to be done with this, although I must say it’s been easy. I’m enjoying be treated like a princess–not allowed to lift anything over 10 pounds, nor to bend over–for 3 more weeks. I am allowed to sew, read, embroider, quilt, knit. Pretty good deal. I’m looking for an easy “something” to make for my nieces for Valentine’s Day. I’m thinking a mug rug would be good. I’ll share these links to patterns I’ve found so far. heart blocks: click here. heart mug rug: click here. heart mug rug: click here. later addition–carol doak crazy patch heart : click here. Heading up to the scrap bins to find pink/red valentine fabrics. […]
January 16, 2021

a tisket, a tasket

Hello everyone, Mary Ellen here. It was so nice to see many of you at the museum on Thursday. I hope you are enjoying your prizes. Since we will not be having a February “in-person” meeting, I will pick another day in February for museum pickup for those of you who did not get your prizes. If you would prefer some other way to get your prize, contact me and we’ll see if we can work something out. In my last post I talked about a patchwork basket I am making for favors for an upcoming shower. It is using up fabric and bstting scraps both. Here is the link to the pattern (Click here. ) and here’s a photo of one I’ve finished. It measures about 3 x 4 x 5.5.   Fill in the blank: When I sit down to piece, I always have _________ on my table. […]
January 8, 2021

blog prize patrol

Hello everyone, Mary Ellen here. Since we will not be having a guild meeting this month, I have spoken with Dierdre at BNHV to set up a pick up day for those of you who won prizes in our prize giveaway announced not long ago. I will be at the museum lobby this Thursday, January 14 from 1-2pm to give you your prizes. Please wear your mask when you come to the museum. If I do not hear from you (euclid314@verizon.net), I’ll expect to see you Thursday.
January 5, 2021

we’re baaaaaack

Hello all, Mary Ellen back again, I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season, despite the COVID protocols we all experienced. I’m hoping that life will begin to return to normal as vaccinations become more available, and the government entities work out ways to let folks gather safely. Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? How many resolved to use the fabric you already own rather than buying more? I resolve that every year with only moderate success, but I think COVID will be helping me stick to it this year. I’m noticing that on our guild FaceBook page there are posts about using your scraps and stash appearing. I’m working on favors for an upcoming party (wedding shower), trying to use my scraps. It’s a small fabric patchwork basket that I’m making assembly line fashion. When I complete one, I’ll post a photo and share the pattern […]