Sew-in with Jennifer!

Who else would the sew-in include? 🙂

Jennifer, at her sewing machine.   I was at mine and Luc (hubby) came in to do play with the computer so my room is very comfortable with all of us and probably more. So fun.

So? What was on schedule? We are planning a retreat for our guild, for September so we worked on making Friendship bag nametags.

Here is my prototype, note, I am still working on the ends of the binding…having a hard time with making them flat:

And here is Jen’s, she made tails:

It is called a Friendship bag because of the “friendship star” pattern.

Now we have to make 40 of them.  We are going to make the front using scraps for a variety of  bags and we picked up this material for the back and the lining:

But before I start my bags, I have to get my embroidery exchange off the frame…almost done! :)..Yay!

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Exchange from Diane!

It is from the NNC exchange and the Embroiderer Profressional Diane made it. Isn’t it lovely? I, on the other hand, have not finished mine :(…so now I will get cracking……putting away the yo yos now and walking away from the sewing room ….. walking far away to sit in my stitching chair!

INSPIRED …

….by a trip to St. Anne de Beaupré:

We went to mass in the shrine but then went downstairs to a smaller altar and there were so many of these neat ceramic pictures…..there must be over 200 and I only had time to take pictures of 4 half columns(2/3) and 2 full columns(6):

So? Aren’t these great quilt patterns? I have to find out who made them and I’m seriously thinking of making these up into blocks! So cool!