The Otterbees have had a great time in the last few weeks. One day we planned an event we called Slice and Dice.
One of our group works with a middle school quilt club. She asked for “boy” fabric because the supplies she had been given were not boy-ish enough. We all went through our stash and I put out the message: Bring your rotary cutter this week.
They did. I put a box of band aids on the table to remind everyone that a rotary cutter is a lethal weapon and to be careful. We sat, or stood around the table covered with cutting mats and chatted and cut fabric into 5 inch squares. We sent on a box of squares cut, stacked and ready for the kids. Some of it was boyish: basket balls, tractors, and cars…. enough to last for a while..we hope.
The second event was just as much fun.
One of the Otterbees told me several weeks ago that the father of someone in our group, in a mood of cleaning up, I guess, had thrown out her box of Christmas ornaments. Maybe we could help replenish the supply .
We all brought ornaments of all sorts of varieties. I don’t think anyone bought new ones. I know at least some were handmade for the occasion. We also managed to find indoor and outdoor lights, and red velvet ribbons. She now has quite an assortment.