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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Meeting up with the Sew Wots

Due to other appointments, I hadn’t been able to meet up with the Sew Wots over the last few weeks.  So it was good that I could make it on Tuesday, and the whole gang was there.  There was plenty of news to catch up with, plenty of chat, crafts magazines were doing the rounds, and lots of Show and Tell.

Helen had recently attended a class with Sonya Prchal on thread painting and proudly showed us her finished creation, a kingfisher.  It wasn’t too hard at all, she told us.  I don’t know, it looks rather tricky to me.  The secret seems to be printing a picture onto fabric and then stitching over that.  Helen’s little quilt was just perfect – lovely choice of fabrics, great quilting, and of course, a perfectly stitched kingfisher.

P9010064   Helen’s kingfisher from a recent class

Helen was also stitching away on the final row of her festive “Christmas Memories”, designed by Michelle Ridgeway of Rag Tag Stitchin’.  Quite a coincidence as I was also working away on another Christmas design by the very talented designer – “Alphabet Noel”, which I tend to refer to as my Christmas ABC blocks.

P9010068 Christmas stitchery rows by Helen

Carol is very prolific with whipping up Charity quilts and had brought along her latest one to show us.  Carol is part of the Thimblelina Group, and the ladies work together to make (mainly) children’s quilts for Ronald McDonald House and other worthy charities.

P9010066 Another Thimblelina quilt

Heather B had two lovely things to show us.  We all loved the toilet bag which Heather had made for her daughter using two Op Shop doilies – so pretty.

P9010065 Toilet bag made from doilies

Heather B’s other recent finish was a lovely purple and blue toned quilt for a friend’s adopted daughter, Tatiana.  What a lovely gift to welcome someone into the family.

P9010067 For Tatiana

In between chatting, Carol, Moira, Heather, Helen, Rae and myself were working on our embroidery and stitchery projects.  Mary completed the crochet edging she was working on, the switched over to knitting, and Pam was just happy to sit and enjoy the companionship.  Heather E  was the hostess for the day, and I especially enjoyed those freshly made pikelets with lemon honey – just delicious.  Another great morning, as usual. 

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