Helen was the hostess for our Sew Wot morning. It was a smallish gathering, with a couple of our ladies unwell and not able to attend, we certainly wish them well for the future. Helen’s home has been fitted with a new kitchen, which we all admired. So much storage, we commented, it looked very nice indeed.
I had taken my horse quilt along to continue with stitching down the binding. It’s a big job and I’m only a little way along, so I’ll just have to keep plodding along till I reach the finish line. Everyone was most impressed with Paula’s beautiful machine quilting.
Checking out the horse quilt
Helen had recently attended a machine quilting class and brought her class samples along. I really admire anyone who can do pebbles, swirls and feathers with apparent ease.
Helen with her machine quilting sample
There was plenty of Show and Tell in Mary’s bag. She had made a couple of outfits for the grand-daughters Cabbage Patch dolls in trendy pink and purple, all ready for Christmas.
Outfits for Cabbage Patch dolls
Mary also does lovely embroidery and has completed some pretty doilies which she brought along to show us. And we loved the Christmas quilt, full of pretty stitchery blocks, going to a family member. As is the lovely wall-hanging full of inspirational sayings – such a lovely idea. Mary had machine quilted each family member’s name in the sashings..
Both made by Mary for Christmas gifts
Moira was sitting beside me quietly hand piecing, and Heather E spent the morning removing papers from her hexagon quilt. And Heather B had recycled some tiny little cross stitch blocks. They now reside in the middle of crazy patch blocks, which have been embellished with trims, lace, and buttons to make a very pretty bed runner.
Bed runner made by Heather B
As usual, we enjoyed a lovely morning tea, and discussed our up-coming Christmas get-together. This is coming up fast, and we are lunching out at one of the local cafes. Should be good fun, and something to look forward to. And a first for me - I had forgotten to take my camera along to our get-together. Many thanks to Heather B for taking photos with her phone, and sending them on to me, much appreciated.