What will your tomorrow hold?

by Ramona on March 7, 2014

Do you remember when you started sewing?

Did the terminology sound like a foreign language? Did all the gadgets and dials on the machine seem daunting?

Why do I ask these questions? Tomorrow I’m going to help a lady new to sewing. She’s taking a quilting class and needs help with everything.

I like that she’s jumping right in with no fear. This class is probably more for an intermediate level sewer rather than a beginner, but that’s ok. I haven’t seen the finished quilt for the class yet, but I think she and I will do well together. Why? We already have something in common besides fabric, thread, and ¼” seam allowances. She’s a veterinarian! We can talk about our animals. For my dear husband and I our animals are almost like our children; in fact, we call them our “kidz”.

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I’m so excited to help a new friend fall in love with sewing. We who are passionate about the craft are always eager to engage in conversation, teaching others what we know.

This whole encounter came about quite by chance. My husband and I were at a grape growers meeting (yup, we’re grape growers….well, really, we came about it because they came with the property and we’re going to make an attempt at grape growing.)

The vineyard right now during the snowy season is dormant:

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and ’round about July it should look about like this:

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One Saturday in January and met the nicest folks at the grape growers meeting. One couple owns a new winery about 15 miles from our home. I was asked if I quilted and well, I had a new best acquaintance. Not only does Therese quilt, but my-oh-my she bottles some mighty nice wine! I was introduced to one of them after the meeting. There was a wine tasting and area growers from three states brought bottles for all to share and taste. Now that’s a way to end a meeting! I discovered Branches “Celebration Berry” cranberry wine. I’m no connoisseur by any means but goodness this wine is tasty. It will be on our Thanksgiving table this year I can assure you.

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While we were sampling, Therese told me about a quilt class she was holding at the winery http://www.brancheswinery.com/. She discussed how she’s trying to not only hold wine tastings, but quilting and sewing classes as events at the winery. I told her if she needed any help that day I’d be more than happy to help out. I got an email from her asking if my offer to help was still open because there was a new quilter attending the class. Luckily I hadn’t planned anything else for tomorrow, so that’s where I’ll be.

I’m anxious to meet some new sewing folks in the area, talk about ASG, and help the newbie sewist. Of course, Therese said the day is ending with what else but wine and cheese!

I don’t know what your tomorrow holds, but I already know my day is going to be a good one. For you I hope it includes some good friends, some sewing time, some great food and perhaps even a good wine.

Sew ‘til next time….enjoy the journey of sewing!

Ramona

 

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