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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First Sew Wot Gathering of the Year

Not the very first, I hasten to add, as I missed that, but the first I have attended this year.  So it was great to catch with everyone’s news on Tuesday.  Sadly, most of us met up last week to say farewell to our lovely Sew Wot member Pam, who passed away suddenly.  It was lovely to see so many of her quilts displayed in the Chapel and the Lounge where we all gathered later for afternoon tea.

Five of us met at Heather E’s home, a couple of our ladies couldn’t make it.  As usual, there was plenty of chatter going on.  Not so much Show and Tell though.  Carol was presented with several little gifts – it’s her birthday, you know.  And not just any old birthday.  I’ll let you into a secret, she recently celebrated the BIG 70 birthday.  Carol had a lovely day out with her family, and a scrumptious meal at an Indian Restaurant.

Heather was sewing more hexagons together – something she really enjoys.  Don’t know about me – all that basting, hand stitching them together, then ripping the papers out just doesn’t seem something that I would get excited about.  To each their own, of course.   Mary was busy knitting, and informed me that I had missed her Show and Tell, as I didn’t attend the last get-together.  She does such lovely work, it’s always so nice to see what she brings along, so it was a shame to miss seeing it. 

Moira has decided that she would like to try working with wool, and brought along  a bag pattern and a Moda Scrap Bag full of beautiful wool squares in such lovely colours.

Moira’s new project

I had my Hearts in Bloom quilt to show, and the ladies were in awe of Linda’s fabulous quilting.

Moira, Carol holding the quilt, Heather E and Mary

There were magazines being passed around looking for a new home, and I managed to do just a little stitching.  We enjoyed a delicious morning tea – just loved the pikelets, yummy.  After some more stitching time, then it was time to pack up and head on our way home.  It was so nice  to catch up with everyone again.


Sandra Walker said...

It really is wonderful to just 'be' with each other, like minded souls, right? I love your hearts quilt, so pretty!! Okay tell me what is a pikelet?

Maria said...

Sorry to read of one of your stitching friends passing....
Looks like lots of great projects being worked on. How nice to show your beautiful Quilt. Looks great in your header.

Raewyn said...

Sounds like an enjoyable day Jenny - nothing like spending a relaxing time with friends.