It’s been a long time since I met up with my friendship group for a morning spent stitching and gossiping. Mind you, we don’t meet over the long Christmas break, and then, due to other circumstances, I missed the first two February meetings. So it was great to meet up with a full contingent of Sew Wot ladies today.
Pam and Helen were sitting together on the couch, both very busy. Pam always make us smile when she talks about her colourful “Rest Home” blanket which she is crocheting – so it will be ready for when she goes into a Rest Home, whenever that day comes. And Helen was sewing the binding down on her pretty Bronwyn Hayes designed wall hanging. This will be hung in her sewing room, she told us.
Pam and Helen with their projects
Moira and Heather E were busily stitching away, and Mary had almost completed a lovely vintage Noah’s Ark stitchery. This will be going into the centre of a child’s quilt, she said, and as usual, Mary’s work was lovely. I really like that happy hippo hanging over the bow of the boat!
Mary’s Noah’s Ark stitchery
Heather B was appliqueing a couple of dolly figures onto pretty pink gingham. This will become a cot quilt and Heather intends to put it away in her “Great Granny Box” for the future. I understand her reasoning completely, as I already have some hand stitched goodies and knitting tucked away for when my grand-daughters settle down.
Heather B and her cot quilt in progress
These three little cot quilts were made by Carol to be donated to a good cause. Made in such soft and pretty colours, they are sure to be much appreciated.
Carol’s charity cot quilts
As for me, I did a little stitching on my Christmas ABC blocks, but had to leave a little early. But not too early to miss the lovely morning tea our hostess Rae provided. I especially love her shortbread, and now make it myself, using Rae’s recipe. Thanks, ladies, for a lovely morning.