Thursday, December 17, 2009
Happy Spargo Days
Winter has arrived, and with it the urge for cocooning and tending to handwork, especially WOOL handwork. In other words, where the heck is that Sue Spargo project I haven't touched since last summer??
Our Spargo group had its first meeting in a loooong time this past weekend. We stayed at Olive and Me Retreat in Palmyra, Wisconsin, just a quick hop from home for all of us. Olive and Me is owned by one member of our group, accomodating 6 to 8, perfect for our small band of sewists.
With Gingerbread Martinis, chardonnay, cookies, and carrot cake for imbibing, and various family events and drama to hash over, it's a wonder we got any work done at all, but we did. Progress is slow on this project, but joy of joys--I am now working on block 11 of 12! Some stitching is done, other parts are glued in place, awaiting stitching.
The blocks may be sewn, but there is still embellishment to do on most of them--beads, buttons, and extraneous embroidery. I'm sure I can while away another year before I even get around to assembling the blocks.
And then of course there will be the borders to applique... I don't think the Spargo group will be disbanding any time soon.