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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sew Wots get-together

Yesterday was Tuesday, which meant that it was the Sew Wot fortnightly get-together again.  I’d missed the previous meeting – I was away on a tour around Government House in the big city instead.  We gathered at Carol’s this time, and before we knew it, lots of exciting Show and Tell was pulled out of bags, laid on the carpet, or held up, for us to admire.  We all loved Mary’s latest creation, a bed runner.  This was started at a class way back at the 2009 Symposium and features cats.  Mary has personalised and named each cat in memory of those which have shared her home over the years.  So cute!

PA130002 Hello, Possum

PA130001 Mary’s feline bed runner

“Hostess with the Mostest” Carol had another kiddies quilt ready to go to a child in need.  Not sure what the pattern is called but it a very effective way of using up strips.  Carol is part of a group of ladies who get a great deal of satisfaction out of making quilts for donation.

PA130003 Carol’s charity quilt

Helen then showed us her special buy when she visited an out of town Op Shop recently.  This elegant partly worked cross stitch lady came complete with all the threads, all for the bargain price of $4.  It was smelling a bit musty but after a wash or two it came out as good as new.  Helen has already started work stitching away on this pretty project.

PA130004 Partially completed cross stitch found in the Op Shop

Helen had another treasure to show us – this pretty quilt made with lots of lovely stitchery blocks, framed in florals.  The fabrics were all scraps, we were told.  It’s almost done, just part of the binding to be stitched down.  A real girls quilt, isn’t it.

PA130005Helen’s stitchery quilt

And last but certainly not least was Heather B’s doily quilt.  I can remember when she first started this beauty, and here it is almost done with just the lace sewn on around the edge.

PA130006 Heather’s doily quilt

PA130007The back is pretty too

The rest of us were stitching away on our projects, craft magazines were passed around the room to check out and as usual there was plenty of chatter going on as we discussed this and that. Most importantly, we decided on the date, time and place of our Christmas Outing in December, so we can make the cafe booking for our last get together of the year.  Mention was also made of a Mystery Quilt, to gauge our interest for such a project.  Everyone seemed interested, so Mary and Helen will organise that for the upcoming year.   Carol produced a wonderful Morning Tea, so all in all, we had a great Sew Wot morning together, as we always do.


Lynniequilts said...

Oh my, I love the Cat Bed Runner, what a perfect way to personalise a memory.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks for sharing. It's almost like being there. I love that cat bed runner. What a great idea. I think we call that unknown pattern Bento Box here. BTW, I love your header bird at the top of the blog.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of that amazing group of stitchers. I never tire of looking at such lovely and varied pieces. Wasn't that Op Shop item a real bargain. I am envious!