Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sew-In in NH

Finally!  A whole day of sewing!!! I finally got to go up to a sew-in. AND I brought my mom, who's almost 82, and lots of fun. We made a weekend out of it. Early Sat morning we headed for Lee NH, where Brenda ( in the first picture) had organized a great group of Heartstringers from all over New England to come together to sew heartstring blocks for a local shelter. Some of us had another project or two that needed to be worked on also, but Brenda got to collect a good amount of blocks to put together at a later date.
Here is my mom (far right), Marcella &  ? at one end of the hall...

I, personally, got to put on a "blueberry' border to one of our heartstring quilts (PbPQuilters), finish some of the Strips and Strings Log cabin blocks and trim them up (total of 50 blocks) and also make 10 heartstring blocks with blue centers (mom made 6 blocks). I gave them to Brenda for the 'cause' and gave her some of our blue center material so she could make enough for 8 more blocks (total of 24 with the same center fabric). It felt good to get that much done, although I never noticed a 'dent' in the strips pile...
Here is what I finished and left (with additional center strings) for Brenda to continue with. Thanks Brenda!
It was really nice to meet a lot of the ladies I see posting on the Heartstrings Quilt Project Group boards.... Mavie, Bev, Darlene in ME, Darlene in MA, (Cricket and Ginny from MA, of course-- and NO, Cricket, I didn't get to Marden's this time, but I WILL!).Here are some photos of the ladies....

I can't believe I have a photo of me!
The crew hard at work...
Notice the wood stove in the background.... nice smell.
Ginny & Darlene had way too much fun!

One quilt down for the count.

Darlene & Mavie...
Another one down....


Cricket working on blue centers...

Marcella and her crumbs!!

It was really nice to meet a lot of the ladies I see posting on the Heartstrings Quilt Project Group boards.... Mavie, Bev, Darlene in ME, Darlene in MA, (Cricket and Ginny from MA, of course-- and NO, Cricket, I didn't get to Marden's this time, but I WILL!).

 It was a comfortable place and the fact that it was heated with two wood stoves (the smell was wonderful), made it very nice to spend the day there. It also helped that the weather was wonderful, too!!
Had to post this sign as we were leaving town. Sorry it wassn't in focus. I was outside of my car on a busy route and didn't want people to see me taking a photo of this sign. My mom did a doubletake! LOL

2 comments:

Sweet P said...

I didn't know you are part of Heartstrings and that you know Mavie and Darlene and Cricket? Mavie, Darlene and I are friends and have sewing days together a few times each year. I met Cricket at a retreat a few years ago. I was invited to join the fun, but couldn't get the day off from work. It really is a small world.

Nancy Eaton said...

Absolutely!! Cricket and I just went to lunch on Friday. You are more than welcome to come to our monthly sewing mtgs (www.PeacebyPieceQuilters.blogspot.com)on the first Monday of the month. Email me at nancy.eaton@sbcglobal.net for details.