Another Sew Wots Tuesday rolled around and we gathered at Mary’s lovely rural home. I gathered my things together, I would be working on my Christmas ABC stitchery project once again. And mustn’t forget my items for show and tell. The ladies would be interested to see my lovely new “hospital appointment bag” from Jean, and my just completed Little Letters quilt.
For show and tell
We all watched as Mary helped Helen stuff the skinny little anorexic arms and legs for Helen’s Christmas angel. The arms were no bigger than pipe cleaners!
Mary and Helen working together
Pam was kept quiet all morning, head down over some unpicking. She had brought along her finished mystery quilt top, which will be going to her son. It’s nice and masculine in shades of green.
Pam’s mystery quilt top
Amongst all the chatter, everyone was busy working on their projects. Rae was knitting a couple of beanies for Pam’s son, nice and warm for the chilly morning workouts with race horses. Both Carol and I were busy on our stitcheries, and Heather B was embroidering over printed flowers on a cushion cover. It’s pretty now and will be looking even lovelier when the stitching is completed.
Heather B with her pansy cushion cover
There was a quick tutorial when Mary showed us how to make easy pillowcases with just a few seams. These make a lovely “extra” gift when making a quilt for a child. We took note of the measurements as Mary showed us how to fold it together – hope I remember that important bit.
Mary (why are her eyes closed?) and Helen with the pillowcase
We stopped for morning tea, and Mary wheeled her tea trolley laden with goodies – it was just like being out in a tea shop. No wonder one of the husband’s called our group the Eat Alots! As we were packing up to leave I spotted Carols pretty bag, which has a story to tell. Carol had stitched up the pretty little bear stitcheries, then didn’t know what to do with them. She was all set to donate them to the charity quilt box but Helen was having none of that. Quick as a wink she whisked them away, took them home and made them into the pretty blue tote bag, which was duly presented back to Carol. That’s Sew Wot friendship for you.
Blocks stitched by Carol, bag made by Helen, and gifted back to Carol
And speaking of gifts, many special thanks to Helen who brought me along some pumpkin soup to take home and enjoy and show she is thinking of me. Thanks so much Helen, I appreciate your kind thought. So that’s another Sew Wot stitching morning done and dusted – good fun and company as usual. Thanks ladies.