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Monday, August 31, 2015

Remnants Night

There was just a small elite group attending Friday night’s Remnant Night, and I was running late and didn’t make it in time for the shared meal.  And no wonder – after attending my daughter’s 50th Birthday lunch out of town I needed time to get back home, put my feet up for a while, and recover from that rather large lunch.  I enjoyed Egg Benedict with salmon, followed by a big piece of delicious lemon cake with the most amazing icing – no wonder I was full to the brim and needed a little time out.

Just to show that quilters haven’t lost the knack of sewing garments, Linda was busy unpicking her favourite nighty which she had “worn to death”.  She used then used these pieces as a pattern to cut out a new nighty in the same style.  And a couple of ladies were working away on the charity theme, with Janneke finishing off a whole heap of small toiletry bags to be donated to the Health Camp Kids.  Sandra was busy machine quilting another quilt for Ronald McDonald House.

P8280046 Sandra with a quilt for Ronald McDonald House

Pretty little Tea Cup Dollies really took my fancy, and Wendy was getting to be quite an expert on these after making a whole heap of them, with still more in the pipeline.  Everyone is different, she said, even down to their facial expressions.  This one had her arms and hair stitched on, but was still waiting for a face.  They are cute – but perhaps just a little too fiddly for me and my fat fingers.

P8280052 Wendy’s Tea Cup Dolly

Ute and her young daughter were both busy at their machines, and Ute was pleased to get the pieced border stitched on her pretty terracotta and green quilt during the evening.  That’s a job well done, so guess the next step is the quilting.

P8280050 Borders stitched on Ute’s quilt

And as for me – I took along my stitchery blocks I’m making for my ABC Christmas quilt.  This is my long term stitching project and I’m only up to “C is for Candle”.  I didn’t quite finish the block on the night, so nothing to show just yet.  Never mind, I’m sure if I just sit quietly for a while, I’ll soon get the last of it completed.

Another good Remnants night, and it is always nice to catch up with the regulars and see what they are working on. 

1 comment:

Nancy J said...

Great night out, and no wonder the birthday celebration feast was ample.