I have the dearest friends ever!
And it is always a treat to come here and see them over New Year’s – celebrating the end of one year, and the beginning of another here in Plano!
I’ve known Allison for a number of years now, and she has become such a dear friend.
Long Arm Quilting was our first connection, but our love of finding, repairing and using vintage machines is another link in the chain of friendship.
Add to the fact that she loves scrappy quilts, funny fabric combinations and using her stash until there is nothing left ---it makes for such a fun time when we see each other.
This is the second year I’ve borrowed Allison’s 301, BelAir Betz, and I was giddy with delight when she presented her to me this morning in class.
But I laughed out loud like a kid in a candy store when I opened the box to set her up to sew tonight:
Betz has been freshly serviced, new needle, new LED light ((which I can’t wait to sew with and I will post more info when I know more)) and tons of love and thoughtfulness went in to making sure that this quilter had everything she needed for several evenings of night time sewing!
Even a dolled up tin of Leader & Ender squares topped with favorite tea bags!
Check out that bow!!
Cold weather facts attached to the notions box!
Yes baby, it’s cold! It’s 28 degrees right now, before dinner time, and tomorrow is not even supposed to get out of the 30s!
That’s okay – today we had 31 women all over a ‘'certain age” keeping the temp warm and toasty in our Mystery class!
But Brrrrrr…it’s cold OUTSIDE!
Goodie box with EVERYTHING!
bobbins, needles, thread, little screw drivers just in case, and of course a seam ripper. The case also held extra LED light stuff ((going to explore that further after dinner)) and a pair of red thread snips.
I am SO READY!
Two bags of crumbs!
And I’ll be working on these:
Mini bear paw units!
If you ever find yourself befriended by someone like Allison, you will have a friend for life and then some. Just being around her makes me want to be a better friend to those friends who also cross my path. It's a wonderful way to make someone feel special.
Thank you Allison!
I haven’t touched these since I was in San Antonio at the end of October. Let’s see if I can remember where I was with this and pick up where I left off.
((Yes they are paper pieced, no I am not supplying templates or measurements at this time, they are for a future magazine/book project!))
We had a WONDERFUL class today and it was so great to see everyone! I’ve got lots of lunch time show & share to post for my morning post tomorrow..you won’t want to miss it!
It is always good to see what they brought FINISHED from last year’s workshops!
Out to dinner --- back to sew later! Have a great evening, everyone!
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