One of my quilt guilds (I belong to 2 guilds) has their Holiday party in January. Sew much easier than trying to find a date and a place in December. It's much more relaxed this way. Well, the party was last night. At my place at the table was my first 'goodie' of the evening. A thread catcher one of the bee's made.
|Thread catcher loaded with candies|
|top view of thread catcher|
There was a Christmas block exchange (I didn't enter this one) and drawings for fat quarters. You could bring a FQ in batiks, novelties and/or Civil War reproductions. I haven't used many batiks yet and all my Civil War fabrics are in yardage, not FQ's, so I only entered the novelties. Didn't win, didn't expect to.
There was also a pin cushion exchange. I made the 'candy' pin cushions in the last post for this exchange. I got a cute, tiny pin cushion. It's just the right size to fit in the accessory box area of my Singer Spartan hand crank. AND it's reversible. I can decide which side to use.
|pin cushion I received|
|back of pin cushion|
On the tables, at our places, were also some Tootsie Pops with a tag that lists 8 uses for a Tootsie Pop.
|Tootsie Pop Tool list|
The Tootsie Tool
2. Water soluble adhesive
3. Emergency freezer paper
4. Thread spindle replacement for sewing machine
5. Pressing tool
6. Template for two 3 1/2" finished half square triangles
7. Safety pin closing tool
8. A special treat!
There was another use for this Tootsie Pop last night. When the coffee was finally served, we didn't have any spoons, so, we all used our Tootsie Pop sticks to stir the sugar in our coffee.
Marilyn and I are thinking about making some of the cute thread catchers for the Valentine's party at our other guild. We are supposed to be getting the pattern later this week.
PS: Val found this link to the directions. Thanks Val! http://valspierssews.blogspot.com/