Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sewing Circle

I finally got a little sewing done! The ladies in our church have been talking for over a year about starting a "craft" group. The have been trying to find a date, what to call it, etc. We wanted to have an event that any women of the church could come to and work on any kind of "craft" They struggled with the word "craft" They finally placed an ad in the church paper saying "Gather at the church to fellowship, eat and work on your portable craft. this could be sewing, quilting,knitting, crocheting, mending, scrapbooking, painting, tatting, embroidery, paper arts, jewelry making, etc. They sure tried to get everything in there!! Well, we had our first "Gathering" on Saturday. I really did not want to go because Kelsey was leaving for school, and I knew that I would run my mouth instead of getting that darn baby quilt done! I have been so tired from the library, I have not sewn anything for awhile! I really wanted to have a Saturday to myself to relax, clean up my sewing room and get some quilting done! But, then I thought back to how alot of these women have been so supportive of my quilting. They always make a big deal out of my quilts!! And, I have been wanting this group to get started! So, I got all my sewing and my little hoop up and went. I had a blast! There was a large group of women there! I had never met some of them (it is a big church) We had ladies quilting, knitting, crocheting, tatting, doing paper arts, one lady set up her paintings, and one lady cut out 3 or 4 garments to sew up later on. We did talk alot and ate lot but I got alot done on my baby quilt! I can finish it this week! It was wonderful being with the ladies and talking to them about all our "arts" I was the youngest lady there (we are working on that) so it was so nice to listen to these older women talk about how they learned to sew, knit, etc. Quite a few were shocked to see that I could hand quilt! I am so glad that I went! We have already set the date for the next "Gathering"

I am back to the library this week. Sherry worked some last week with her little chemo bag at her side. She is also having radiation. She will have the mass removed in about 6 weeks. She is so upbeat and such a happy, smiling girl! Thanks so much for your prayers! Some ding-a-ling picked our school as the venue to have a county retirement celebration event. In the library... guess who gets to set up for it?? Sherry! I am going in to help clean and set up for the event!

Have a wonderful Monday! BTW...I didnt take pictures at "The Gathering" but I will at the next one!


Michelle said...

I'm so glad you had a great time. I look forward to our monthly get togethers. We meet on the second Saturday of each month, and keep that a firm date so people can always plan around it, and never have to guess which Saturday is 'the one'....except we are changing it in April to the third Saturday, because of the husbands (a family with small children) will be gone for the weekend, and another gal (grandmother to 2 precious baby girls 3 hours away) is going to see grandchildren. It worked for the rest of us to wait a week, so that is when we will have it.

Our group is always such fun. We celebrate birthdays and visit, share what is on our heart, tell jokes and funny stories, and just 'fellowship', all while doing our own thing, which sometimes for me, is nothing at all...just enjoying my friends.

I hope your group is as successful as ours. We have been at it for we think, about 10 years now. time flies!
be blessed,

Marie said...

We just started something very similar at the beginning of the year at our church. It's called Crafters For Christ and it's more of an organized craft time. It's open to all ladies and we make baby items once a month to donate to the local pregnancy assistance center. The center shares the gospel with the girls/women that come in there for assistance and help them to make life affirming choices. It's been great fellowship and it's so nice to make something to give back to our community. :) Sounds like you had a great time...I'm glad you decided to go after all!