Welcome to tales of my stitching life, home, family and friends.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sew Wot Tuesday

It was great that all of the Sew Wot ladies gathered to meet at Helen’s home – so nice to have all hands on deck with no absences.  We welcomed Nan for the morning, who had brought around some “cut out and ready to make”  projects which were looking for a good home.  These were from a friend  who had sadly passed away, and were gratefully accepted.  Nan also demonstrated a Friskars Circle Cutter which she had recently purchased.  Most of us had a go to see how easy or not it was to master.


Trying out the Friskars cutter

After all this excitement, followed by a lovely morning tea, only a little stitching seemed to get done.  Mary was working on her stitchery “Quilts in the Garden” – it looks pretty with the quilts strung between the fruit trees.  And Moira was  working on stitching her ladies.

Mary’s stitchery

And Moira’s

And I finally got back to my New Zealand Botanical stitcheries, which travelled all around the South Island with me earlier in the year.  This one is the Alpine Buttercup.

My NZ botanical stitchery

There was lots of Show and Tell to admire – everyone must have been busy finishing up their projects.  Heather E showed us a little boy’s quilt she is making for when she becomes a great-grandma, sometime in the future.  She spent the morning stitching the binding down on this delightful little quilt.

Heather E with her baby quilt for the next generation

Our hostess Helen had recently attended a class at Fox’s Cottage to make this lovely paper pieced tree table runner.  It has turned out beautifully, machine quilted with Helen’s skill and flair.

Helen and her table runner

And Heather B won the prize today for “Good things take Time” category.  These hand embroidered placemats and napkins were a gift from her brother when he travelled to Vietnam about 30 years ago.  After being tucked away somewhere safe all this time, Heather decided to repurpose them into a tablecloth, inserting beautiful lace between each block.  Now completed, this will be gifted to a niece and her husband, keeping this work of art in the family.


Hand embroideries from Vietnam

I’ll be missing the next get-together as we will be on holiday in Australia, and they all wished me “Safe Travels” as we departed.  Many thanks to Helen for hosting our morning, and to Nan, who donated some of her friend’s stash to our group.


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

sounds like a good group - a mix of projects too embroidery to quilting and I wouldn't be surprised if someone doesn't knit or crochet now and then too. Where are you going in Australia? visiting friends/family or just exploring - do have fun and safe travels!!

Mary Bolton said...

I purchased that circle cutter a few months ago. Have been cutting 3" circles for
a project...now have 167 finished. Find it easy to use.

Karen S said...

Lovely show and tell from all. Especially the embroidered place mats.
Have a great time here n Aus!

Julierose said...

Loving all those stitcheries in progress; and that Vietnam piece is amazing--what a wonderful memory quilt...sounds like you ladies had a grand time of it...hugs, Julierose

Maria said...

What a fantastic morning with your sewing friends .Lots of beautiful projects they are working on...
Happy and safe travels Jenny and Robin. Where in Aussiethis time?

Tired Teacher said...

The Sew Wots group is an active bunch. I love that you learn new things from others as well as stitch on your own projects. Amazing Show & Tell items, too.