Sunday, February 8, 2015

20150208 Official Quilts for Kids Sewing

I went to Chula Vista for the official Quilts for Kids sewing time.

There were two pairs of moms and daughters then the organizer and me.

Lots of room to sew and work.

I got the rest of the charm squares sewn into nine-patches then went thru her fabric to pick fabric to use for setting triangles as I think I will make at least one of the quilts so the blocks are on the diagonal.  I have enough nine-patches to make at least two quilts for quilts for kids.

Next time she will have batting I hope so I can start to actually quilt the projects together.

I hurt my back last Sunday after my friend left, helping my DH move some furniture to and from his office - a few flights of stairs were involved.  Today is the first day I have really felt completely well again!  I spent a few days in bed, then got up to do more and more things.  On Thursday I walked to our nearby coffeeshop, but had to have DH pick me up as I was worn out.  Friday after the quilting class I went right to bed and slept for hours and hours, but today I didn't have to do that!  So again I have learned that I need to be careful with picking up things and helping out.

I put my sewing machine in a suitcase so it was easy to move it to and from the sewing places this week!  I couldn't have picked it up I think without wrecking my back again.

Friday, February 6, 2015

20150206 More progress in crowded room

Attended the adult ed class.  The room was so crowded, I had to set up in the back row where the tables have computer monitors!

The tables are about half as deep, but I was able to push the monitor back so my sewing machine fit nicely.  I was behind some nice ladies who included me in on their conversation.  They attend a monthly guild that is near my house - at a church.  Each month there is sharing and sewing time in a big room they said with lots of seating.  The dues are just $25 a year so I may check them out.  After the first lady left the second felt she needed to tell me they have a lunch and say a prayer before eating.  So I have to think about it some more.

Even with all the talking, I got more of my charm squares sewn together.  I sewed so I have a bunch of pieces with three squares across.

No pictures this time.

By being in the back of the room, not only did I have the ladies behind me to listen to and chat with but I was facing a window with a beautiful view so it was, it turned out, a very nice place to set up my machine.