Thursday, July 18, 2013

Because She Said Sew

I know, you think I dropped off the side of the earth. I'm still here. Hope a few of you check in once in a while and have missed me. I know I have missed all of you.

Okay, what got into me today that made me want to write a post.

I went to Bernina Club today at my favorite quilt store, Strawberry Patches.
The owner of the store,my good friend Suzanne, who is always looking out for my best interests, suggested  said I should post on my blog. 
SEW...Because She Said Sew...
I'm baaaack!!

I know I've told you before, but will say it again. I LOVE Bernina Club.  It's a once a month get together of women who sew (not necessarily on a Bernina) and get a chance to review new products and techniques in the sewing/quilting world.  Then everyone shares what they have been working on.

This year, Suzanne has gone over the top to make us feel special. There are always good eats, favors and a very cute make and take. 

Today on the tables when we arrived were these cute bags and favors.
She decorated the bags...very stamping and embellishing. Sew cute, I didn't even want to open mine.

The favor was the cutest little macaroon (made out of wool). On each table there was a plate of the real things all pastel and yummy. Darn, I didn't get a picture of the edible ones. (Maybe because I couldn't figure out how to add them to my Weight Watchers program. LOL
Amazing!! Mine is blue.

I didn't notice until I got home, but even the paper grafetti has french words.
Oh my! The cleverness of my friend is never ending.

Inside the bag (oh how I hated to open that cute little thing) But it was suggested we open it from the bottom, so I finally carefully pulled it open.
Oh! Back to inside the bag.
The makings for a little sachet/pin cushion.

We got to use a pintucking foot to make the little tucks. Isn't is just sew cute?

At the end of the meeting there is always a drawing for $25.00 of Bernina Bucks (yes, 25.00 to spend at Strawberry Patches)
Another win for me!!
I didn't spend it today, but took them home to "think about it"

Thanks Suzanne for a wonderful morning and the encouragement to blog again.
If you would like to make a plate of those cute little macaroons (the no calorie kind) tomorrow there will be a tutorial at Notes from the Patch.

Well, it's good to be back. I have been extremely busy with kids stuff and sewing and just stuff.
The main problem is that I my usb port on the front of  my computer broke. To down load pictures from my phone (my only camera) I have to pull out everything under my sewing table to get to the back of my computer to plug in my phone. Crawling under there is not a fun or pretty sight, but worth it.
I have had tons of things I wanted to blog about. I will just have to make the sacrifice and crawl under the table more often.

As always in my world

God is Good!!
Life is Good!


Stacey said...

Hi Beverly. :)

Your sewing club sounds like fun! I just love to see the creative things that people come up with. Your leader sounds pretty special. Have fun spending that money.

Suzanne said...

Welcome back! I can't tell you how many people have come up to me, gotten really serious and whispered, is Beverly okay? I miss her posts to her blog". You have so many friends that love your posts and miss you when you're quiet. I'm so glad today's Bernina Club encouraged you to post. After all, that is my job you know. To encourage one another. = ) You are such a gifted sewist and we all so benefit from seeing what you're up to. Thanks so much for crawling on your hands and knees for us. We love you Beverly. Welcome back!

So glad you liked our little gifties. We love to spoil our customers!

Nancy B said...

I'm glad you're back. Is that the sachet/cushion you made? Or is that the one from B-club? I must remember to use trim when I put mine together. It is so darling.

Enjoyed your post.

Annelies said...

Yes Please....crawl, crawl, and CRAWL!!!! The blogging world ( and me especially) have missed your posts. Hugs and more hugs, XXXX

Debbie L said...

Missed you a bunch!