It was a Sew Wot morning with a difference today as we met in the classroom at the lovely quilt shop, Fox’s Cottage. Situated on the corner of Purcell St and SH1 at Foxton it is a bright and busy shop indeed. Owners Robyn and Luchelle always make their customers feel very welcome.
Fox’s Cottage at Foxton
With so many goodies to check out in the shop, not much stitching got done. Several of us brought knitting along, including me, for a change. I’m trying hard to complete my cozy woolen cardigan before another winter rolls by. You really don’t want to know just how long this project has been hanging about! Helen was the hostess today (she had arranged for us to meet in the shop) and brought along morning tea for us all. We were joined by several other ladies who were also there for the morning.
Morning Tea provided by Helen
We gathered together in the class room
There was a small amount of Show and Tell. Mary had brought along two pink and red bed runners she had made from large house blocks. You can see some of the shop class samples peeping out on the wall behind her.
And she had a wonderful range of candle-wick pieces to show us. These came to Mary via her sister in Aussie who found them in an Op Shop. We presumed that these lovely blocks were given to the Op Shop by relatives when the stitcher passed away. They are all beautifully stitched and Mary chose a cream and blue floral print while at the shop to use when putting the blocks together.
Just one of several dozen stitcheries
Helen had a quilt to show as well, made by Sew Wot member Rae who passed away a while ago. This was given to Helen, who made a great job of finishing it.
Helen’s quilt, started by Rae
Most of us took time to look around the extensive shop, stocked with so many delights I didn’t know where to look first. Just look at all that luscious wool – but I really must get my rather long winded project completed before I start something new.
Just a small corner of the fabric selection
We enjoyed another lovely morning together, many thanks to Helen for arranging this for us.