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.