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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

First Meeting of the Sew Wots

It’s been simply ages, but finally we have had the first get-together of the Sew Wots for 2019.  We met at Heather's  who lives out in the country and up a hill.  I often miss the turn off on the busy road and once again drove right past it.  Never mind, I turned around further up the road, back tracked a little, then drove up the narrow dusty road, getting higher and higher, it seemed.  It was lovely to meet up with everyone again, and catch up with news.

As to be expected after a long break, there was some interesting Show and Tell.  I had taken along my Horse Quilt top as well as the Kitchen Bunny I had won over the weekend.  Our hostess Heather started the ball rolling and showed us her latest quilt Pole Dance, her own design.

Heather and Helen holding Pole Dance

She had also completed a Victorian Workbox.  This was one of our lovely member Rae’s projects, sadly Rae passed away a while ago and several of her projects were passed around our group.  Rae had already started the box, and machine embroidered the many panels.  Heather was so pleased she could finish it, and now has it in memory of our friend Rae.

Victorian Workbox, completed by Heather, in memory of Rae

Mary showed us a lovely bag, with big bold flowers appliqued on the front.  Helen had completed an Apple Core quilt, beautiful glowing colours, and I know she has done this interesting design before.

Helen’s Apple Core quilt

Meanwhile Carol had been doing a little knitting.  She is knitting tiny vests for the Neo Natal Ward in Wanganui Hospital and had finished this little darling.

Carol’s neonatal singlet

Moira has been extra busy, and moved house just a few weeks ago.  We all know how busy that can be, so many things to do, sorting and packing, disposing of unwanted items, and trying to tie up so many loose ends.  Heather had arranged a little gift from us all, which was duly presented after our morning tea.

A moving house gift for Moira

It was a lovely morning and as usual, a scrumptious morning tea.  Great to see everyone again, and many thanks to Heather for being our hostess.


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What a great finish...Horse quilt #2. I love the Sew wots...it is always interesting to read about what they are all working on. You are lucky Jenny, to not be in the line of a monsoon or those awful bush fires. Weather around the globe is wild these days it seems. Here we are alternating with snowy days and freezing rain, but cosy inside.

Maria said...

LOL, I can relate to miss your turn off, it's something I often do...
Sew nice to GTG again with your sewing friends and see all their beautiful show and tell.

Julierose said...

Sounds like a lovely group meeting; so nice to get together with crafting friends...
hugs, julierose

Tired Teacher said...

I got a chuckle from your description of missing the turnoff. It brought a memory of my Aunt Maggie: when she visited, she always drove by the gate and then backtracked. My Mom joking said she was checking to see if she wanted to stop. I enjoy seeing all the things the ladies make. Pole Dance is fun - it reminds me of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Janice said...

What a lovely way to spend the day. They are a talented bunch. The table runner I'm going to make this month has the pole dance design up the middle, so it was nice to see the design in a quilt.

Karen S said...

A lovely get together and great to see the projects.