Saturday, September 20, 2014

Show & Tell - September 21, 2014

Fabric Fun Pumpkin Patch (with one pumpkin "to be" up front)
We had a great turnout today.  It seems everyone wanted to make a pumpkin.  Thank you Pat Pipa for a great project.

Both of Audrey Phillips' daughters joined us this week.

Lynne Conner began show & tell by displaying the Halloween costumes she is making for her grand-babies, complete with manequins.  The three year old gets to be a Halloween princess with a tulle skirt and a witches hat.

 The three month old gets a softer costume.  She will be trick or treating as a lamb.    Soooo cute!

 Daughter number 2, Vicky Cochran came with 3 of the aprons made from men's shirts that we learned to make 2 weeks ago.

The sisters modeled theirs and Vicky displayed a third that she is experimenting with the collar on.

Eileen DiSanto was next, showing the pillowcases she made for Bexley to take to the hospital.

Carol Riggs then gave a report on the fund raiser she held last week at her house to raise money for Bexley's expenses.  (Bexley is the local young girl who is suffering from multiple diseases, in a low income family.) She got loads of donations from various groups in the Villages as well as a number of area stores.  So far over $2,500 has been raised and donations are still coming in.  Carol brought a few items that were left over from the fund raiser to give our ladies the opportunity to buy them at reduced prices.

 Linda Lynch was the next one to show a completed midi bag.

She also showed a Halloween placemat and coasters that reverse to a general autumn theme.  Nice work.

Our dear Cheryl Minieri came in a little late, but not too late to show that she too has finished her midi bag.  Way to go Cheryl!

My efforts to sew up a bunch of doggie bed sleeves did not  go for nothing.  Kathy Jones brought one in filled and Edie Cave came in with arms full of 3 doggie beds. Plus many ladies took sleeves home to put next to their sewing machines to collect scraps over the next few weeks/months.

At the end of show & tell, Pat Pipa showed the group how easy it is to make a fabric pumpkin. No sewing machines, just a fat quarter, a needle & thread,some stuffing, a little felt and a little yarn. Just about everyone in the room finished one. We had one almost finished, with a small mistake that made that perfectionist take it apart again, but we included that partially done one in the picture anyway.
(Note: there are more pumpkins on the table than women.  We had quite a few shy ones who opted out of the group photo, but their pumpkins are included.)  Great work ladies and thank you Pat.


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