I spent the weekend with The Palmetto Pleaters in Greenville SC, and they are a delightful group of women to sew and share with!! Fridays Machine Shadow-work applique class was so much fun, and speed sewer Cindy zipped right through her work with total perfection!
Darnel, won the day’s prize for best notion and tip idea…. To keep your bobbins neat and together wrap a small fat pony tail holder around it to old the thread together. The little pony tail holders come in a pack of about 20-25 at the dollar store. I also like Barbara’s tip: at a tool or hardware store (She mentioned Northern Tools) there are metal “parts” bowls with a magnetic bottom for about a dollar in different sizes. Put pins and odds and end in them and they “stick” to her metal ironing board, even through the padding. If you bump the board the bowl holds your “things” and it doesn’t knock off and all over the floor. I have a few others from the ladies I will share but I want to take photos so that they make since.
I wanted to show more of the first class, however, I must have forgotten to wipe my lenz, because …. well, blury…
Friday Night we had a wonderful Dinner together at Mimi’s Restaurant. Thankfully, Kathy was my driver for the evening and she also drove me over to Barbara’s for a private viewing in her shop, http://www.finestitchery.com I was forbidden 🙂 to take pictures that evening as she said it was a mess….UGH>>> NO Way…, it was creative passion, piles of inspiration and a riot of fun, and…. I forgot my camera in my car. Barbara is going to send me photos and I’ll post more then.
Except for three of the kits that I made and brought, everyone else opted to make their own kits so everyones was different and fun. I liked the fact that they brought what they like to work with in style and color and it worked! I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about everyone having a different kit in a 6 hour class. It could have been a teachers worst nightmare, but it was a blast to see all the different styles and colors!
Thank you Greenville Ladies for treating me so well, for making me feel so at ease and for such a lovely fun weekend!!