We were so happy to have a few “irregulars” at the bee today. Gwen popped in for a short while and Penny was back sewing with us; Donna made an appearance and for the first time in a long time Antoinette joined us. Sandy T dropped in to pick up some of Rene’s veggies and Nina added a new book to the library. Margie was meeting Susan (Sharkey) Pirat for some business so we were able to catch up with both of them.
Lunch conversation went from machines to bears to birds. Rene remembers as a child sitting on top of her Mum’s floor polisher to keep it from bouncing and Antoinette had to do the same to her washing machine to keep it from dancing across the floor. There were lots of bear stories and sightings – one just this morning at Mitchell Brothers. Sightings brought stories of how foolish people can be; can you imagine a bear up a tree and a family with young children under the tree spraying the bear with a water hose? Not only are the bears out after the fruit in the trees, Rene had a symphony of birds in a neighbourhood tree that were so loud she couldn’t have a conversation while sitting on their patio.
Don’t forget the Powell River Studio Tour this weekend. Click here for details.
The Tuesday Sandwich Board
What a day to have left my camera at home! There was lots of colour and beautiful samples in the hall today but you’ll just have to use your imagination to see it all.
Donna is almost finished her Film at Five quilt. She used 3″ squares to make it a bit larger and it is so colourful.
Marlene had a beautiful set of log cabin blocks that she’ll make into a table topper. The blocks were paper-pieced (and we know how she loves to paper piece) and the strips were only 1″ wide. The results are stunning!
Darlene used some oriental fabrics to make her Shadow Box quilt. I understand the kit for the quilt came from someone else; that “someone else” is going to want it back!
Gail continued to work on her dogs. This week she made the cutest Dalmatian thanks to fabric from Margaret. Gwen was also working with dog fabric and has a top almost finished.
Rene made a couple of pillowcases (for grandchildren) and some bibs for a baby shower. Penny started another tote bag that features some very cool roosters.
Sandra J was working on her table runner again this week. She and Kathleen have decided to upscale the pattern from 6″ blocks to 12″ blocks. Sandra’s fabrics are beautiful.
Annie was back working on Carola’s BOM quilt and Margaret was working on a Bear’s Paw block – very timely and she even has a black bear to appliqué in the corner.
Antoinette was making a Monkey Business pattern but her monkey business is different from the one Margaret worked on last week.