Every year, I get together with a small group of good friends for several days of non-stop crafting. It’s like summer camp for crafters! Each of these women is a talented artist and it is immensely fun and inspiring to see what they create.
We meet in a different location each session, and each of us brings a project idea plus all the supplies needed. For our recent get-together, we made coin purses, Christmas ornaments, lampshade chandeliers, and tote bags. Whew! No wonder I was exhausted (but elated) at the end of the four days!
We really enjoyed the coin purse project. These darling little purses are practical, cute, and make great gifts. They can be left plain or embellished. They only take a small amount of fabric, so we used all those leftover scraps every crafter has been saving. The materials and instructions are explained at The Purl Bee.
Our group took a break for lunch, featuring Sweet Red Pepper Soup. From left: Melissa Neufeld, (me), Dena Fishbein, Anne Higgins, Kathleen Francour, and Tina Higgins. Taking the photo: Jo Packham. Dena’s colorful quilting fabric designs for Free Spirit adorn the curtains, sofa and tablecloth.