It was a dismal rainy day, and perfect for a group sewing day. I grabbed my 'Winter' quilt from my closet where it's been since last year. Each block was done by a friend in a monthly swap. At the end of 11 months (1 block per month), we had a party for the unveiling of all the blocks. Very exciting! Since it was already sandwiched, and I had started the machine quilting, it was easy to pick up. I got all the straight seams done and I started meandering in one of the blocks. I had to rip one block out twice when the machine was acting up on me. I stayed calm though. The Christmas music and happy chatter in the background definitely helped. I read the manual, made some adjustments, tested it first and at least got a block done. Now that I have it home I will use my everyday machine to quilt it. I had the little Jem Gold with me. That's my workshop machine.
Two sisters showed up with one of these each which they sandwiched and pinned together. It is a rag quilt. If you look closely you can see cows and sheep and various animals on it.
While I was out Gord put a new shelf up beside my sewing cabinet. It feels like Christmas! I planned to take away the bulletin board but it fit perfectly underneath the shelf.