|This was the view from my seat. I'm about in the middle of the room. It was a wonderful space. In the distance is the booth that the sponsor, Village Mercantile of Boonville, had set up.|
|We had several demonstrations. Here's Dawn giving a demo on how she made a picture with her scraps. This is not quilting per se but it's a great way to use your leftovers!|
|Here's the result of Dawn's fabric scraps ... she's actually an artist, isn't she?! This was her first attempt. All done with teeny tiny fabric scraps! I loved this! It really blew me away.|
On another front, couple days before I left for the quilting retreat our evening hooking group met at the library in Worthington. We had a good sized group, 7 or 8 of us I think. It's always fun to get together and hook and share what's been going on with each other! I want to include a couple pictures from that evening. Jane was working on binding her Santa with Reindeer rug and I fell in love with this design (again). I asked Margo to draw one for me, so I see that rug in my future. Jane hooked it with wide strips and I'm going to do the same. It's pretty big! I'm looking forward to it. I included a close-up of Santa's face because it's so wonderful. I love the textured yarn Jane added to his beard! Also, a new hooker, Julie, brought her completed beginner piece to show us and I've pictured it below -- "Two Little Stars". She's a really wonderful hooker and spent the evening color planning her next piece; a large floral rug which will be a challenge. It's much more complex than the two little stars I started her out on! I'll keep you posted ... I expect some beautiful work from Julie; she's a perfectionist.
|Jane's Santa with Reindeer rug, in the binding process.|
|Close-up of Santa's face! Love it!|
|Julie's beginner piece, Two Little Stars. She's on to something bigger and better!|
It's off to the races for another good year. God is so good to me.