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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Another Sew Wot Tuesday

Another Sew Wot Tuesday rolled around – these days are always so nice to attend.  Sometimes I have to miss them, with appointments and such, so it has been great to get to several in a row.  This time we met at Mary’s home, and as always, stopped to admire her lovely cottagey garden.  Mary loves her garden and  is blessed with very green thumbs indeed.

Mary’s front garden

It was almost a solo Show and Tell, Mary had been on a roll, she told us, and she held up one thing after another.  This quilt is going to a friendly neighbour for helping with animal feeding from time to time.

For a helpful neighbour

Then we were shown not one, but two gorgeous 3 ply baby shawls, aren’t they just beautiful!

Two lovely shawls

We all loved this beautiful table centre, made with Dresden Plates crocheted together.  Another lovely work of art made by Mary.

Table centre

After all these lovelies, my small offering at Show and Tell seemed very ordinary indeed.  I had brought along my New Zealand birds place mats which I had made to use in the caravan, as the ladies hadn’t yet seen them.

Place mats for the caravan

We all enjoyed a lovely morning, sitting and stitching together.  Moira was quietly working on a stitchery,  and Heather E was stitching a Mariner’s Compass block onto background fabric – which looked rather complicated to me.  Heather B was crocheting a pair of cozy slippers, and Carol was knitting a baby jumper to donate to a good cause.

Heather B and Carol

I didn’t seem to achieve much at all, just a little stitching.  I had received a “Quilt Pillow” from pen friend Carol for Christmas, and it needed to be stuffed and then stitched closed.  Finally done, and it is now hanging on the door to my sewing room (spare bedroom).


We all enjoyed stitching and chatting, craft magazines were circulated and taken home, and we enjoyed a delicious morning tea.  Many thanks to Mary for being our hostess.


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

that sounds like an most enjoyable day! I used to meet a group for quilting on Friday mornings but we met a church meeting room. The ladies just were not the most friendly of people though and after awhile I quit - I had hoped to socialize more but it wasn't what they wanted to do. So now I have my coffee and snack and read all the blogs and visit that way instead!

Tired Teacher said...

Having a group of ladies to share finished projects and works in progress is a blessing. The Sew Wots look like a fun and supportive group.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a lovely garden and I did enjoy the show and tell. So nice to be with friends xx

Janice said...

Gosh, Mary is clever and productive. A lovely way to spend the morning.

Karen S said...

Wow, Mary really is a very productive lady. And her garden looks lovely, too.