I’m beginning to fear for my sanity. But when you try to pin it down, sanity is a really tough word to define. Everyone’s definition might be different. For instance, I work in the field during sugarbeet harvest and some might say, “what? are you nuts?”. I understand that. My husband, however, would think I was crazy NOT to work in the field. See what I mean? Definition.
On the other hand, when the opportunity arose to join an applique’ group, I did. My husband said, “what? are you nuts?” I understand that too. Definition.
OK, I understand that I probably don’t need another group to join that will have some expectations of me. Still, who wouldn’t want to join a group called “The Bent Needles?” (I’m still saving “Twisted Sisters” for the right group.) I have done very little hand applique’ in my life so this group will give me a good nudge in that direction. Plus part of the group are very accomplished at applique’ so maybe if I sit next to them, some of their knowledge & skill will magically flow over to me. I won’t know unless I try. I just hope no one notices me trying to suck knowledge/skill out of them.
I missed the first meeting but joined them Weds. Frankly, I thought I’d be off the hook for dragging out my needle – bent or otherwise – because there was so much talking to get out of the way. We did finally settle down and got busy. Here are a few pictures of the show & tell:
This group of blocks are all from the talented and prolific hands of JV:
JM (who is “trying” to teach a few of us) is working on this beauty:
A couple more are in the works from LL and Mrs. Farmhouse (Ms. Karen):
Me? I took out an old UFO from many years ago and that I don’t particularly like any more. It will make good practice before tackling something I love. I have big dreams of all the lovely things I will make with applique’.
What? Am I nuts?