The Women Empowering Women forum on gun violence and domestic violence was heartbreaking, amazing, and yes, empowering. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense was one of the groups tabling there. This article has excellent coverage, photos, and video of the event.
The sewing machine my friend gave us was put to good use as D sewed the linings for the custom-made pocketbook he made for K. It has two little pockets inside, and handsewn zippers inside and out.
I love Job Lot. Even when I go in for just a specific item or two, I often find something that all of a sudden I 'need'.
Well, I really was on the lookout for a new knitting bag as my beautiful and trusty Lantern Moon bag's handles are getting a little iffy. The body of this sturdy plastic tote is made to look like knit stitches! I also snagged a 'knit' planter:
They were both inexpensive and were made in Israel, not China.
When the guild first brought up the subject of maybe creating an RI afghan, the first thing that came to my mind from my town was the Washington County Fair. I wondered if anyone had designed a Ferris wheel dishcloth pattern, and sure enough someone had.
This block, called Rocky Point Beach, can be used as a neutral repeating block: