What a creative, resourceful, helpful group this is! Thanks to Dorothy Wagner bringing in her sewing machine some wonderful items were completed. Take for instance, the Bible cover. Without a pattern, lack of experience with a roller blade, and a real desire to make this cover, Darlene brought fabric and asked for help. In less than two hours with Nancy B's help it was done. They created a pattern, taught Darlene how to use the tools available and voila it was completed (look for pictures posted). The "other" Darlene brought colorful straps to complete her tote bag and although a novice on a sewing machine, finished a great golfing bag.
Edna Huston said she had never stenciled - we don't believe her - take a look at the pansies she painted on her bag.
Nellie (Nell) Stanley who is an excellent painting artist and lampwork glass bead artist stepped back to do her "elementary" Firedancer Beads bag and wanted to throw it away --- with some encouragement and embellishment take a look at her finished project.
And Dorothy - last week she painted beautiful flowers on a piece of denim fabric - she proudly showed up this week wearing it - which she made into a "bib" type front complete with fabric trim and fringe on a white blouse. Awesome!
Speaking of Dorothy - thanks for the samples of the mail box covers and walker accessory bags as well as the pin cushions. I will be making some of these with her help.
Theresa and Edna each brought their current projects - beaded angels and a gnome to paint - working as they visited.
Now, I just have to learn the Swedish Weaving that Martha Darling showed us she does! So much to do, so little time.
There was a small demonstration of iron-on transfers too. We are picking up all sorts of ideas every week and they just keep growing.
Thanks to Karen Miller we had a wonderful lunch of Clam Chowder and salad too, thanks so much.
CAN'T PUBLISH ALL THE PICTURES, but you get the idea. Come enjoy in person and have a great time with us if you haven't already.
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FYI - There is to be a basket weaving class on February 26th at Turtle Cove. I believe it is $20.00. Nancy Bartholomew has more info if needed. It's a Wednesday though - so please let me know if you will be going there instead.
Don't forget Winterfest this Saturday, January 30th at the BHR fire department. Nellie Stanley, Sandoone and myself will all be there - and we will be promoting the Buckhead Ridge Crafters group. Come join us or stop by to support us.
Are you working on your "products" for the March 20th craft fair? If not, WHY?