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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sew Wot Tuesday

It was a busy old morning with a bit of admin to do – setting the meeting roster for the next few months.  We had to work around holidays and other commitments but we soon had hostesses in place for our fortnightly get-togethers.  And most important – to set the date for our Christmas lunch out.  I really appreciated having a date which worked with our Christmas caravan travel plans, so I didn’t have to miss out.

Show and Tell came thick and fast.  Carol had been circulating patterns for the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle each time we met, and most of the ladies had been doing this challenge.  (Not me, as I told Carol, I’m still trying to tame my many UFOs).  Heather E brought her quilt top along, using fabrics from her stash, and only purchasing the cream  fabric.

Heather E’s Moda Sampler Box Shuffle

Then our hostess for the morning, Moira, brought out her Moda top to show us.

Moira’s version of the Moda Shuffle

Heather B had been busy making fabric books to be put away in her Grandma’s box for the next generation, and they were so cute!  What a great job, bright and colourful, and we all enjoyed looking at the pretty pictures!

Heather B’s fabric books

Moira had a book of a different kind.  She had purchased an adult’s colouring book, traced out a handsome fox and was embroidering him to make a cushion cover.  Rather like the Zen embroidery which two of our group have been working on. 

Moira’s colouring book

Moira had also completed her door stop, made with different wool appliques on each side.  It certainly is rather nice, and she really enjoyed her stitching time on this project. 

Moira’s doorstop

With Christmas coming up, Mary has been busy making an assortment of Christmas table runners.  And she kindly brought along the triange pattern for us if we wish to make our own version.

Mary’s table runners

Sadly, we have lost another of our Sew Wot members.  Rae has been ill for some time and has just passed away.   In fact, Rae was instrumental in getting me to come along and join the Sew Wot group - we had recently moved to Levin and I was looking to join a small friendly “house” group and she contacted me.  She was such a lovely lady, and will be sadly missed indeed.


HEATHER B said...

lovely catching up with the sew wots again and seeing all the show and tell. I have sent you an other image on your email Jenny. cheers. Heather B

NickiJ said...

Catching up on some of your older blogs and just found out that one of your Sew-Wot ladies has passed, Rae. Truly sad news. Always sad when someone you meet and mingle with over friendship & stitches passes. Did the group make a memorial quilt for her family as a lovely keepsake of your sewing friendship?