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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Welcome to the Sew Wots

The Sew Wots came calling today, so it was lovely to catch up with them again after a little break.  Several came bearing “Get Well” gifts too, so that was a lovely surprise.  Helen presented me with this lovely white orchid, and Carol gave me the pretty pink cyclamen and card.  Heather B was planning  ahead and  gave me two pots of soup – to eat for lunch or pop in the freezer, she said.  Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, ladies.

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Beautiful floral get-well gifts

The knitting needles were busy all morning.  Mary, Helen and Heather B showed that they had no trouble knitting and chatting together at the same time.  Rae was knitting as well, and Moira and Heather E were stitching away on their projects.

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Mary, Helen and Heather B all busy knitting.

The Sew Wot ladies all took part in a mystery quilt challenge recently – except for me as I wanted to concentrate on getting my UFOs under control.  They brought them along for Show and Tell and what a variety there was.  Although everyone had used the same pattern, the individual choices of colour, fabric and borders really did make such a difference.

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Mystery Quilts by Heather B and Carol

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Rae’s Dinosaur mystery quilt

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Moira used Kaffe Fassett fabrics and a different border technique

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I just loved Mary’s version with the hand embroidered centre blocks

I had a little Show and Tell of my own and showed the ladies what I had done so far UFO number 5 – the lucky number dice roll this week.  With a couple of appointments to attend,  hopefully I’ll get a bit of spare time later in the week to work on this project.

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The dice rolled around to UFO number 5 this week.

There was plenty of news to catch up on, morning tea to eat, knitting and stitching to do, and all too soon the morning came to an end.  It was so nice to be the hostess today.

Then later in the afternoon I had a visit from Sandra, former President of Town and Country Quilters.  I had stepped down from my quilt club committee duties at the AGM last month, and Sandra called around to present me with a Thank You gift for my time on committee, so that was a lovely surprise.

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Thank you gift from the quilt club

5 comments:

Janice said...

What a lovely way to spend the day and such thoughtful gifts. It always amazes me how different quilts from the same pattern can look.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I am so happy you have been gifted beautifully by your fellow sewists. You deserve some treats! Meanwhile yes what a difference the choice of fabrics make to the look of a quilt. Of course, the one with embroidery is special for me. Good Luck with your followups.

Jenny said...

Thank you both - I had a lovely day with the Sew Wot group, they are a bunch of very special ladies indeed.

And tomorrow I'm off for my post-op consultation. Perhaps I'll hear about the treatment plan which will be put in place.

Nancy J said...

When friends come with gifts, their visit is so much more special, and lovely you felt well enough for the Sew Wots day. Hope next weeks apt, possibilities goes well, do let me know if you will be there for more than a night again, and hope I get to visit. Hugs and keep warm, and keep the power on, not like Wgn last night!!

NickiJ said...

It's great seeing everyone's personal takes on the same pattern. Everybody's personalities shine through then. I especially liked the outer space background fabric!