Don’t the weeks roll around? A sign of aging, we are often told. I like to think it is instead a sign of having a busy life, with plenty of things to keep us interested. We drove out into the “countryside” today for our Sew Wot get-together – our hostess for the day Helen lives on a farm. And what do you think of this contented looking farm cat? He/she (not sure which, sorry, pussy) was curled up snug as a bug in his/her basket. After the cat had duly presented the owners with a mouse this morning! No doubt pussy was thinking that the hunting job had been taken care of so it was time for a snooze.
Quiet – pussy sleeping
There is always plenty of catching up to do, as everyone settles down to their stitching, or knitting, as the case may be. And there was a lot of knitting going on today, with Rae and Carol were both knitting for good causes. Rae was knitting soft “boobs” for the Cancer Society who give them to ladies who have had breast surgery. And Carol has been knitting tiny beanies for premature babies in hospital. Helen’s SIL had asked for a new pair of knitted slippers so she was happy to help out with this request. With one slipper done and the other one almost completed, the end is almost in sight.
Helen knitting slippers
Carol has been busy making tote bags for gifts, and brought along a couple to show us, such a lovely design and she has used delightful vintage inspired fabrics.
Carol’s been making bags
There was even more knitting going on, as Heather B started yet another pair of socks. And sitting beside her Moira was busily stitching a block to go in her 1718 quilt. Heather E is the “Hexagon Queen” and was busy pulling papers out of her quilt top - these ladies are always busy, and that’s just the way they like it.
Moira and Heather B
I had taken my caravan quilt along for show and tell and spent the morning tying off and sewing in the ends of threads around the applique flowers. That is a slow job, I can tell you.
Jenny and Rae