Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kimmi came to visit! Sewing Night - Apr 24 2013

My cousin Kimmi came out this past week from Manitoba to visit our Grandparents.  I did my darndest to wrangle up as many peeps as I could for sewing night this week, and they all came through!  We were only missing 2.  Not bad!
I found a pattern for making stuffed letter pillows, and Emily started working on a couple letters from her name.  Avril is giving her some guidance.
 Benita came tonight!  As always, she is the life of the party, and Kimmi got a "taste" of her craziness.
 Of course, Avril was all up in that.  :D  These two...honestly.  LOL
 Nadine was as industrious as ever, and I helped her hem the armholes of some sweaters to make them sleeveless.  She's full of great ideas!  How she ended up not being in a picture tonight, I don't know!
 Avril recently went shopping at Quiltessential in St Albert, and she brought her new stash and did some brainstorming.  She doesn't use patterns; she lets the fabric tell her what it wants to become, and she creates them into stunning works of art.  Benita is learning "the process".
 Avril is showing the girls the pressing technique she shared with me at the upholstery shop this week.  We don't have an iron at the shop, so when we occasionally have to press something, we get creative.  This is the method of turning your seam nice and flat, and rubbing it against a sharp corner.  Works like a charm!
 Avril's idea is starting to come together!
 And after a long, hard night of sewing, we started doing our nails.  Benita actually got some tools out and glued some nails on.
 I was thrilled to finally be able to paint my nails after many weeks of seeing them bare.
 Aren't we just the cutest?
I'm so glad we got to show Kimmy one of our busy, fun sewing nights!

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