In talking with Lori we decided to organize a sewing day so she could help me get going on my Farmer's Wife quest and we thought we would ask some friends to sew, too. Well it almost didn't happen but we persisted. Our sew day was last week. And I took my FW book and trusty grid lined notebook along with me.
The sweet and adorable RaeAnn invited us to her home to sew. And we gladly accepted. (See RaeAnn above with her completed tomato pincushion - more on that later in the post.)
RaeAnn showed me her newly sewn apron (on chair) and her new pattern that she designed and created - a purse quilt. Isn't is so incredible. I love it.
We brought some other projects to share. See Lori hard at work on her applique for one of her fall Quilt Market projects sitting in the background. Kim is sitting at the table and pointing is Judi. I think that is Beth with the hands in motion. Not pictured is Paula and Susann.
RaeAnn had the table set for our Farmer's Wife theme day. We had fat quarter napkins and drank out of mason jars, which was part of our favor. We laughed, cried, dined and stitched.
We had a lovely lunch. See Beth, Judi, Lori and Susann. RaeAnn had prizes and decorations. She went all out.
This is my cute prize from Susann. Thanks Susann. I'm hoarding the gumballs.Lori gave us this cute kit in a container. It is for Lori's tomato pincushions. Packaged so cute.
Here is my finished product. I started it at our sew day and finished it at home. It is darling. She talks about them in THIS blog post. Thanks Lori. I love my tomato.
RaeAnn had filled the top lid of the mason jar we drank from at lunch with buttons and a thimble. Genius, huh. Thanks RaeAnn.Kim gave us all kits to make her sewing lanyards. The button is magnetized so our pins or needle will stick right where we can get to them and our scissors will be right at hand. I couldn't wait to come home and make up my kit. I've already loved using it. Thanks Kim.
Here are 2 of my Farmer's Wife blocks I made during the sew day. I really love using my vintage kitchen and "Nanette" fabrics to make the blocks. It makes the project so much fun. More on those later in the week.
Thanks again girls.