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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sew Wot Tuesday

After so long away on our South island holiday, it was great to catch up with the Sew Wot ladies today, and Heather E was our hostess for the morning.  We were a smaller group, with two of our ladies unable to make it.  But there was plenty of happy chatting amongst those who were there.  Two of our ladies told us about the plans for their own upcoming overseas trips, so there will be plenty of traveling amongst our group over the next few months.  I loved the sweet blue crocheted blanket that Mary was making for her Granny Box, it looked so cuddly and warm.

Mary’s baby blanket

It seems I’m not the only one who unearths long forgotten UFOs.  Helen discovered all the blocks for a quilt she started making for her baby daughter about 30 years ago, she admitted.  These were the days before rotary cutters were around, and everything was cut and stitched by hand.  The blocks are now assembled, and Helen is adding a little embroidery here and there.  This is another beauty which will wait for the new generation of babies in the family.

Helen and her long forgotten quilt

And Helen’s piece of embroidery is coming along well – just needs to add some beads to finish it, she told us.

Helen’s embroidery

Heather E is well know for her love of making hexagons and had an intriguing double sided quilt to show us.  In lovely muted shades, it was very pretty indeed.

Heather E’s double sided quilt

Heather had also finished another hexagon quilt top in a medallion setting.  This one featured an inner  border of stars around an interesting central appliqued block.  Heather is certainly a very prolific lady, and doesn’t like to sit with idle fingers – it certainly shows, with all the quilts she manages to produce.

Another hexagon masterpiece

Carol had brought along a bag to show us, made for her sister’s birthday.  It was very pretty, with an embroidered panel on one side, and a Japanese print on the other.

Carol made this birthday bag

As for me – I managed to do a little work on my fourth New Zealand botanical block, but nothing really to show, too much talking I guess.  We have another caravan trip coming up fast, so I’ll make sure I pack my stitching bag, and hopefully will get a little time to sit and stitch.


HEATHER B said...

lovely to see the Sew wots gallery again Jenny. I have really enjoyed your travels and your finished quilts and stitchery;. not a minute wasted. Look forward to catching up again soon. Heather B

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like the quilting group were busy while you were gone - I love that embroidery block one was making

Tired Teacher said...

All the Sew Wot projects are beautiful. Helen's embroidery is a real delight. Is she going to frame it or feature it another way?

Kate said...

Such lovely projects, Jenny, from your talented friends.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What beautiful show and tell. Always inspiring seeing other stitchers lovely work x

Janice said...

Gosh they are a talented lot. All the projects are lovely. You are fortunate to have such a group of like minded ladies.

Karen S said...

They are a creative lot. Lovely to see all the projects.