Happy Spring! The 14 or more inches of snow we got this week are melting away as warmer weather teases us. The sun was shining and temperatures were in the 40's. Hopefully it won't be too much longer until winter is just a memory.
We had a full house today. All of us worked on the totes for the NICU charity. We made pretty good progress. I think the deadline is July and we should be way ahead of schedule. A picture of those will have to be included in a future blog post.
Progress is continuing on the Round Robin quilts. I love seeing what everyone else is making and am amazed by the talent and creativity that I see. We are on round six with only two more to go after this. I think we are all loving this project, even though some of us may be stressing about it. Please don't stress-relax and have fun with it.
Now on to show and tell without further delay!
Linda made a memory quilt for a lady who was a talented seamstress. She used fabric from the lady's own stash. Linda creatively designed the backing with Snoopy fabric for the husband and the Ravens fabric for the wife.
Sheree finished the top of her tumbler quilt. She bordered it with red that really made the quilt's colors pop.
Peggy made good use of old jeans and recycled them into this cute bag. She is also wearing one of her creations-this lovely cowl. The cameral didn't capture how pretty the colors are on this and how well it went with her sweater.
Sue impressed us with her quilting. This was a project for her other quilt club using ugly fabric. We failed to see the ugliness in it! LOL Sue used her sit down quilting machine and did intricate quilting on the border of this quilt. She explained how she used painter's tape to help with measurents. The back shows the leaves a little bit better.
And finally Sue's husband Jim's handiwork! He has become her quilting buddy! He made this stocking start to finish. Sue said he is now working on a Quilt of Valor for one of his friends.
For eats we had a tuna casserole that I brought, a salad from Sue, cake from Sheree, drinks from Cathy and snacks from Peggy. The salad was so good that there were requests for the recipe. Sue came prepared!
This is Sue's Winter Salad
1 head Romaine lettuce
4 oz Parmesan cheese
1 Cup salted cashews
1/4 Cup sweet dried cranberries
1/2 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup lemon juice
2 Tbs Dijon mustard1/2 tsp salt
2/3 Cup veggie oil
1 Tbs poppy seed
Mix in blender-pour oil in slowly.
Next month we will get together April 28th. See you then!