Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Tulsa Smockers

After a LONG drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma we arrived to find a gift basket in our room full of wonderful goodies native to the area. We are looking forward to trying the pepper jelly!

The Tulsa Guild is over 20 years old and has continued to have at least 30 members on the roster. Their main goal is to, "Keep the art form alive!" They have done several service projects over the years including Wee Care Gowns, Fetal Demise Gowns, and Scent Cloths. Each year they raffle off an American Girl Doll along with a handmade wardrobe as a fundraiser for their teacher fund.

Anna and I loved hearing about their many sewing projects. Many of the women were also quilters and knitters, so we also came home with new ideas!

Along with all of the "sharing", we also did a lot of sewing. The ladies learned to gather lace and entredeux to a puffed sleeve for the baby dress.

And perfected tiny tucks and lace insertion for the boy's bubble.

We took enough garment samples to inspire the ladies for a very long time!

This was the longest trip that Anna and I had ever taken by ourselves and we had a wonderful time. Not only did we get to hang out with other women with similar interest, we were able to enjoy evenings in our room, in our jammies, watching whatever WE wanted on TV, and trying to teach me to knit. Anna's black lacy knitted shawl in now completed. We are working on moving me past knit 1, purl 1.

If you would like to see the Tulsa, OK projects click here.


1 comment:

Stacy W. Reaves said...

I am a member of the guild. It looks like it was a great time. I was vacation with my family. I sure hope we have you come again!


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