It was my turn to host the Sew Wot ladies this time, and lovely indeed to have them in our home. Gemma was not the least bit shy, poking her nose into the various bags to see what was there. And when Mary and Helen got the knitting needles came out, she was in seventh heaven. Surely this was a game, just for her! Helen put her knitting aside for a while, and gave Gemma a cuddle.
Helen with Gemma
There was just a little Show and Tell this time, from Heather. She had finished up this doll for her daughter’s birthday. This sort of thing used to grace m’lady’s dressing table in the old days, to hold her hat pins.
I was rather taken with Heather’s new bag, made from a panel, and just whipped up last week, she told us.
Heather’s show and tell, dolly and bag
My show and tell was my pinwheel top made from signed blocks from our overseas trip in 1998. Plus the little grippy pad to help open jars which was a recent gift from Felicity.
My show and tell
Gemma eventually settled down and went to have a snooze by the windows, while the knitting girls continued clacking their needles. Mary was knitting thick woolen slippers, and Helen had finished off a beanie. Carol was doing embroidery, and I’ve got no idea what Heather was working on! As as for me, I didn’t even take my stitching out of the bag. But I had tried a new recipe for morning tea, a delicious rhubarb and sour cream cake with cinnamon sugar on top – so yummy!