Mini sewing circle

2013-188It’s been well over a year since my sewing circle last met. Not only did I move out of the city, but it seems the rest of the members also ended up scattered, and coming together once a week became challenging.

After the move it did take me some time to get back into sewing. I kept getting calls about going up to the city to teach, but resisted all year basically because I just haven’t wanted to deal with the traffic anymore. A few months ago, however, my niece Ana Lía started coming over every week to continue perfecting her quilting skills. She lives in the same valley as I do, and even though it takes about half an hour to drive over at least the traffic isn’t insane. :)

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Fortunately for me, she has accepted taking over my beginner classes. So we have been working together towards that, making samples for her and preparing materials. After she takes over these classes maybe I’ll be inspired to start preparing some intermediate and advanced classes. We’ll see. :)

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In any case, I have a sewing companion again. Since we meet on a regular basis, I think we’re entitled to consider ourselves a bona fide sewing circle.

This week we decided to take a break from sewing class samples to make a just-for-fun Christmas project. Obviously, there was a learning component for Ana Lía, as we focused on some faux cathedral window units (with a spin) and a little thread quilting/painting. We made several units, and played around with settings for a table runner.

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And, in the end, we ended up with this one. Hmmm… think I should prepare a tutorial for this one? What do you say?

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This entry was posted in Christmas, Sewing circle, Table toppers, Teaching. |5 Responses

5 Comments

  1. Pearl Black
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    YES, this would e a WONDERFUL Christmas Table runner. It is beautiful, but I can’t figure out the “Cathedral Window” “twist”. Do it soon, before
    Dec.25.
    Enjoyed so much your blog.
    Much love always, Pearl

  2. Mónica Viteri
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Nuestro círculo de costura que se mantuvo activo durante 10 años terminó (¡qué coincidencia!) hace un año. Últimamente, mi hermana Tamara y yo nos estamos reuniendo para coser otra vez. Bueno, ella nunca dejó sus proyectos a un lado y me está animado a terminar los que yo tengo inconclusos. Como bien nos dijiste alguna vez, imposible dejar la costura cuando se le toma gusto!!!

  3. Ginabeth
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Love this too, hope for tutorial?

  4. Elena
    Posted January 7, 2014 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Querida Angie,
    me alegra tanto que tu sobrina esté cosiendo contigo! Siempre recuerdo cuando la primera vez que nos vimos me dijiste que la costura era un trabajo espiritual porque cada puntada es algo que haces con amor, así lo sentí desde la primera clase que nos diste en tu taller y puedo añadir que cada puntada unió nuestras vidas con una amistad maravillosa! No nos hemos visto últimamente pero iniciamos un nuevo año y tengo muchas ganas de retomar aquellas cosas que me hicieron feliz y una de ellas es nuestro círculo de costura, organicemos un día, te parece?

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