I was all set on Saturday for a day of stitching with my quilt guild members. My packed lunch was all prepared, and I had sorted out my hand stitching projects to work on. I took plenty - you have to make sure that you don’t run out of things to sew, do you? Plus my camera, and note book, after all, there’s sure to be something happening which is blog worthy. Waving goodbye to Robin, off I went to the hall. But on arrival I could see that the gate was locked up tight, and not a soul was in sight. So I waited for a while – perhaps the organizers were running a little late. After a while, I left to do a couple of small jobs, then returned to see if the Sewing Day was underway. Nope, the hall was still locked up tight, nothing for it but to return home.
So I had a sewing day at home, just by myself. First I did some hand quilting. This little Christmas stitchery will be turned into a Christmas cushion to be used in our caravan. I thought I’d share two little gifts which I use when hand quilting. The little wooden needle holder was made for me by Lewis, a woodworker friend who sadly passed away several years ago. His wife Shirley and I share a love of patchwork and quilting.
I keep my small supply of hand quilting thread in this pretty little pouch, another gift. The pouch was made for me by Peggy of http://crazyquilter.blogspot.com/
After lunch I had a change, and did some more work on my Autumn stitchery. I used a pretty variegated orange thread to stitch my Autumn hued leaf.
After a phone call to our President to find out what had happened, she called me back later to say that the Sewing Day had not been cancelled. The organizers had simply forgotten that it was on!
Although it was a shame not to meet up with my quilt guild buddies this time, I’m pleased that I used the time to sit and quietly stitch for a while.