18 March 2009

Saturday Quilty Friends

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Stitching with friends is the best way to spend time, isn't it? That is how I spent my Saturday last weekend. Quilty Friend and I meet once a month alternating locations, her house or mine. Saturday we met at her house and look what she gave me! A treasure box of goodies that included a lot of homespun pieces, a red work hummingbird kit some blank recipe cards, a wonderful vintage red velvet turtle pincushion and three different sets of vintage cocktail napkins. You will see what I use the napkins for in a later post.

Aren't friends wonderful?

I spent the time working on Gail Pan's A Christmas Wish BOM blocks. And by doing all that stitching, I found out that my new glasses (6 weeks old) do not work for closeup stitching! O no! I had to put a pair of those magnifier cheapie glasses on in front of my normal bifocals just to see the stitches. Time to go back and complain, I guess, as this is just not right.

8 comments:

  1. Quilting/Stitching friends are the best!

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  2. Time with stitching friends is awesome . . . I wish we were closer *s*

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  3. Wonderful, giving friend, indeed ;)...awesome! Two pairs of glasses at once..pushes the envelope of having to wear glasses to a whole 'nother level! I remember once, mine just were tilted incorrectly...from the ear piece fitting...and that alone made seeing challenging. Let's hope it's that simple or easily regrindable! What cool gifts!

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  4. That turtle pincushion is adorable. What a generous friend. I have found the trouble with bifocals is that they are "tuned" to focus at a closer distance than where I normally hold my hand sewing so I end up holding the fabric closer to my face, which is not comfortable. Maybe what the optometrist calls "computer glasses" would work better. They focus a little further from your face than reading glasses. Kind of like the middle segment of tri-focal lenses.

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  5. Oh, yes. Glasses can be stressful. Hope you get the right combination.

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  6. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Happy Birthday Dear Paula. Sorry that Car Guy forgot your special day and BOY IS HE IN TROUBLE!

    Thanks for the neck warmer. It is GREAT! You know how I get chilled so easily!

    Quilty Friend

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  7. I gave you a "Sisterhood Award" on my blog today.

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  8. oh what a wonderful goodie box!!! poor you about the glasses! needing bifocals sure does stink, I remember when I could probably have threaded a needle in the dark. Now I need the brightest light, and have to get it in just the right spot on my bifocals. sigh, so fun to grow up??

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