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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sew Wots meet again

Our Sew Wot ladies met on Tuesday and the morning started with birthday gifts for Moira.  Small gifts came thick and fast, and she had a lovely time opening the parcels.  Moira actually celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago, but a few of us, myself included, couldn’t attend the previous get-together. 

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Happy Birthday to Moira

Everyone must have been very busy as there was Show and Tell coming from all directions.  That’s my Maple Leaf quilt in the background, and Heather E was proudly displaying her hexagon quilt on the carpet.

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The ladies admiring recently finished quilts

Moira’s mystery quilt had just come back from being commercially quilted, and Luchelle had done a wonderful job.  Using different Kaffe Fasset fabrics around the border is a lovely touch to this design.

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Moira’s mystery quilt

The knitters had been busy too.  Carol had made several tiny sets of beanies and matching booties for premmie babies at Neo Natal.  And Rae has now knitted two cosy woollen beanies for Pam’s son Peter.

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Carol and Rae with their knitting

What quilter wouldn’t love to have this?  Heather E had a panel of quilty sayings tucked away, so combined them with lots of colourful squares to make this beauty.

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Made by Heather E

And our hostess, Heather B, had been really busy too.  She has called her pastel quilt “UFOs United”, as she combined lots of different blocks to make this pretty quilt.  And the striking circles on the dark background is being made for her grand-son’s 21st birthday.

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Two quite different quilts by hostess Heather B

Heather B’s grand-daughter Naomi was staying for the school holidays and proudly showed us the winter nightgown she has just made.  That will keep her toasty warm at night.  With her Gran being a quilter, I’m sure there was plenty of help on hand if she got stuck. 

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Naomi and her winter nightgown

Naomi had helped prepare the morning tea, including icing and decorating the banana cake.  No wonder one of the hubbies says we should be called “The Eat-Alots” instead of “The Sew Wots”.

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Morning tea is served

The black cat of the household wasn’t worried about a houseful of ladies noisily chatting away, he was happily curled up in his basket by the fire.  He earns his keep, Heather told us, and recently brought home a rabbit!

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It was another lovely morning meeting up with the Sew Wots, good company, lots of Show and Tell, and a delicious morning tea.  And most of us even managed to do a little stitching.  What could be nicer?

3 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I just love these posts. I might have mentioned that before. =) Your tea looks yummy, and the quilts and knitted items are just fabulous! What a great set of friends and quilters.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

What could be nicer? Nothing I can think of!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Just catching up on my Romany reading, Jenny. As usual I love seeing what the "Eats a lot" group get accomplished and definitely not all eating!! Wonderful stuff.