Thursday, November 24, 2016

Quilting Again - Spice Pantry

This top had been hanging on my quilting tree for so long  - I can't remember when I made it.  What inspired me to get it out and quilt it was seeing a copy of the pattern in a book I brought home from the library.

I quilted the rows using red thread in the red rows and neutral in the light rows.

I used a silver grey thread on the back which blended in very well.  I did have a tension problem in a small section.  I removed it and requilted the section on my DSM.  
The backing fabric was given to me by a friend from her mom's stash.  I don't usually buy gilded fabrics but I really like this one.

I used a lighter red for the binding and as I finished it all by machine it is ready for the giving pile.a
Always makes me happy to finish something.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
  The turkey is in the oven and the family will be here later with all the accompaniments. 
Perhaps some quilting will get done here this weekend as I doubt that I will venture out to the malls.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Town Employees Luncheon 2016

Each year for the past 13 years the Wendell Woman's Club has hosted  a luncheon for the Town of Wendell Employees in November to thank them for all the services they provide our town.
  We are fortunate to live in a small town where we know many of these folks personally so it is doubly enjoyable.  This year we made meat loaf with sauce, potato casseroles, sweet potatoes, green beans, slaw, deviled eggs, broccoli and tossed salad, fruit and homemade rolls.

It is nice to have our Parks & Rec, town office workers and police department as well as the town councilmen and mayor when available.  Our club has always had a good relationship with the town.

The dessert table in the kitchen was very busy. 
We had 4 different cakes, banana pudding, fruitcake and pecan pies.

And as a thank you our guests took down the  folding tables and chairs and stored them away for us.
How nice is that.

Thanks again Town of Wendell Employees  - we really do appreciate all you do to make Wendell such a nice place to call home.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Veteran's Quilts 2016

After our October Bee Meeting, I brought home some of the quilts that we had ready for delivery to the Veterans Hospital in Durham.  I bundled them up and tied them with leftover bindings.  
A few more were brought by members who were still working on their quilts.  There are about 40 quilts and 20 pillowcases pictured here.  

Pat brought more quilts when she came to my house on delivery day.  She also brought 5 bags of magazines (mostly back issues of Our State).  We had a car full when we loaded them all in my car.

It was a beautiful morning and we were so happy to deliver all these quilts and pillowcases made by our quilting friends: Members of the Undercover Bee, Pine Tree Quilters and 3 quilts were donated by a lady Pat met in a quilt shop.  
In all we gave 85 quilts  and 20 pillowcases to the Hospice Unit of the Durham VA Hospital this year.  Kudos to all the generous and caring quilters.