Friday, January 18, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

It's Show & Tell Friday! Come on over to Kelli's to see all the precious treasures.

Every month I lead a women's group mostly made up of ladies from our church. For the past six months or so we've been incorporating an activity what we call, "Simply Having Fun" into our meetings. This is a time where we have a demonstration of some type of skill. As everyone is always looking for ways to improve their home menus the focus has been on different recipes. Here are some that have been featured....(click on the image to see it full size).

(UPDATE: In the interest of integrity I wish to give full credit to the designer of these recipe cards. I realized after posting them that the owner requested that they not be shared electronically. You can find these and other great designs at The Graphic Garden.)

However, last evening, the group decided they would love to hone a few basic homemaking skills so they came up with a list of activities they want to have demonstrated.

We started this year off with basic knitting. Since we have a "no shoe" policy in our church's toddler nursery, one of the ladies had knitted about a dozen pairs of slippers a few years ago. She made various sizes for the children in different colours. And she even made a few pair for the nursery workers too!

So, last night Linda graciously shared her expertise with the group and we all learned to make a simple coaster. The dark green one was Linda's sample. It took us about 45 minutes to knit these little treasures.

As you can see, one of these is not like the others! That's because of the size of the knitting needles C. was working with. So, afterwards, while enjoying wonderful treats with coffee & tea, it was decided that our littlest coaster would serve better as a fork or spoon rest!

A fun time was had by all and probably the best part was the friendly chatter that took place during the actual knitting. It reminded me of the knitting or sewing circles that I've read about in times past and we're looking forward to doing it again soon.

Thanks for visiting my Show & Tell! I'd love to hear what you think. Maybe you have some other good ideas for homemaking demonstrations.



Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds like a wonderful, fun conclusion to your Bible study.

Tammy said...

First of all the banana cake recipe has me drooling, but then they all look great!

How neat to have a knitting demo...I would have loved to sit in and learned this. I've always learned better with someone showing me as opposed to reading directions.

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a ton of fun. Thanks for all the recipes...

the teach said...

Jessica, what a great post! I love the fork rest, that would be my speed! Ha! Love the recipe cards. They are beautiful!

Sharon said...

What cute little coasters and the cute one for the fork! It sounds like a fun time!

:0) Sharon

Barbara H. said...

Years ago some friends used to meet once a week to work on craft projects together. It was not only inspiring to see what others did, but it was nice t set aside time for something that usually got neglected and to fellowship. I so miss that. I remember in one of the sequels to Little Women the sisters continued to get together to work on their mending after they left home.

JanaBanana said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
Sounds like you have a great group of women.... fun fun!

nannykim said...

Sounds like a great idea. Women need some time of fun together and fun and learning is a great combo!

Karyn's Corner said...

Your group sounds like a lot of fun - great idea!

Kelli said...

How fun! Your coasters turned out great and the fork coaster is too cute!


Lana G! said...

The fork coaster cracked me up! Great idea.