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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sew Wot Tuesday at Fox’s Cottage

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.


White Rose said...

Hi Jenny wow what a fabulous place,glad you had fun at your workshop. Oh i love the show and tell so many beautiful projects,hope you are keeping warm my friend xx

Maria said...

A beautiful place to gather to sit chat,eat and stitch...
Yummy spread that Helen supplied for you all.
Lovely show and tell and a great find in the Aussie Op Shop. The blocks will look pretty joined with the fabrics....

Nancy J said...

I need to visit there., so many goodies, and having knitting on hand is wonderful on a cold day.

Kim said...

Such a lovely room to meet to chat and sew and enjoy a delicious spread. How wonderful are those candle wicking pretties found in the op shop; truly treasure. I love shop filled to the rafters with craft supplies as one can look and look forever.

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

it must have been so nice to meet at a shop for change - it looks so nice! and it has fabrics and yarn. I hope you can finish your sweater for this winter. I have been working on a sweater too and I will have it done for winter I do believe and if it turns out really well I just might make another!

Julierose said...

What a lovely spot to meet!! I like those bed runners--Nice idea, too , for any leftover blocks, I think. That spread looks yummy hugs, Julierose

Connie said...

What a lovely place to meet with friends and stitch . . . or make new stitching friends.

Tired Teacher said...

What fun to gather at a shop for your Sew Wot meeting! All the wool and fabric would have tempted me to take some goodies home.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

You always seem to enjoy these meets. I am impressed by the range of work all of you do.
Do show us the finished quilt of the wicking pieces. The one you showed is stunning.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Jenny, caught up again on your posts. Love that variegated pale green thread you are using to quilt your lovely embroidered blocks. Looks awesome. I have a pile of selvages collected now and will be looking for something to do with them eventually.
It gives me a bit of hope when I know others have projects on the go for a long time too.
As Mary says, your get togethers are always wonderful outings it seems. Inspiring work from all and lovely snacks too!