Monday, February 21, 2011

Tuesdays Treasures

It isn't quite Tuesday here in Nova Scotia but I will be off early in the am. so wanted to get this posted early . You see this is my treasure today , this is where I will be in the morning , in the church basement hand quilting on one of these quilts . This is truly a treasure to me each week , I absolutely love hand quilting and I also love the friendship I enjoy with the other ladies who join me each week . We start at 9:30 am and stay for lunch , I might add we eat well too , each week we take turns taking a hot meal complete with a delicious dessert and of course biscuits . I think I have gained a pound or two since I started this venture almost two years ago now. It all started when I asked these ladies to quilt a quilt for me which they did and when I returned to pick it up they suggested I join them . My reply was "Oh I don't know how to hand quilt "but they assured me that I would do fine and they have kept me so I guess I passed the test ;-0 I think I remember another blogger saying there is no greater treasure than friendship and I completely agree so today my treasure is the joy I receive each week hand quilting with my friends and helping out the church at the same time .
In these pictures you will see Joan marking the quilt before we start the stitching on our friend Diane's quilt and the second quilt is one that was made by a lady who is no longer with us but her granddaughter has asked us to quilt it so she can have it as a memory of her dear grandmother . These pictures were taken a few weeks ago so we have made some progress since this time .
To see more treasures head on over to visit with Melody at The house on the side of the Hill and thanks for stopping by .
hugs Sheila

11 comments:

  1. how special! you are so lucky to be part of sucha group! Enjoy!

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  2. Nice post Sheila.....that's what we did here last week....quilted a quilt for the ministers mother....and ate way too much....lol....we met at at neighbour's house.....it is an experience....have a good day

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  3. Great post Sheila. This sounds like a great group of people.

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  4. What a special group. I would love to have a weekly hand quilting group. Enjoy tomorrow.

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  5. Hello Sheila,

    Oh you sound like you have the most perfect time. Having lunch of course makes it even nicer, better than rushing of home. Enjoy.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  6. Oh Sheila. Those quilts look wonderful on the frame. I am glad I got to see that. Thanks for sharing

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  7. That does sounds like a lot of fun...enjoy your day!

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  8. Sheila what a wonderful treasure and how lucky you are to have that treasure,lovely post.
    cheers shez

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  9. So sweet, Sheila. And what lovely quilts you are working on.
    What a great time for you to be able to gather at the church house and quilt with friends. A true blessings:)

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  10. I think that sounds so wonderful! What an amazing time you must have! I think that is the best way to hand quilt!

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  11. What a wonderful group - How many work on it together..and how often do you met.

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