Today it was Christmas in July – at least that was the theme of the presentation I gave to the ladies at the Cancer Society Coffee Morning. But first, to get my Christmas quilts I had to climb the timber pull-down ladder (in the garage) up into the loft storage. Then rummage around the plastic crates to find what I was looking for.
Christmas things tucked away in these crates
What else is tucked away up here? I found some knitting wool for a new project, and some wool blanket fabric to turn into something else, yes, I’ll take that down with me, together with the Christmas items. Plus a whole lot of stretch fabric I had forgotten all about – that’s staying put at the moment. It was interesting checking out the Christmas quilts and wall-hangings I had made over the years. Then I packed them into a couple of bags, in the order I wanted to talk about them.
Two big bags full
Although none of the ladies were quilters, many of them had been crafters in their earlier years, cross stitch, knitting, and sewing for their families. My “Show and Tell talk” was well received, and who knows, perhaps one or two of them might be inspired to give patchwork and quilting a try.
With two Christmas friends