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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sew Wot Tuesday

It was my turn to be hostess to the Sew Wot Ladies today, so it was nice to welcome the ladies to our home.  Heather arrived with some lemons for us to share, and some pretty jonquils for me from her garden.  Heather was also the “Birthday Girl” with an upcoming special day and she was delighted to receive a few birthday gifts.

Happy Birthday Heather

There were several items of Show and Tell to admire,  Moira had made a pretty little baby donation quilt to show.  This was made with a design which Mary showed us a while ago, very striking, and used up bits and pieces from earlier projects.

Moira’s baby quilt for donation

Mary had recently finished a pretty little quilt with a family of mice getting up to all sorts of stitching adventures.  Just gorgeous, this will be tucked away in the Granny Box till a new family member makes an appearance.

Mary’s stitching mice quilt

I had finished stitching the miles of binding down on the Horse Quilt for grand-daughter Megan, so that got a showing as well.  As you can see, there is not much room in our little home to show off a large quilt!

Horse quilt number 2 for grand daughter Megan

In between all this activity there was a little bit of knitting going on.  Heather was making socks for her hubby, and I had my knitting out too.  And Mary, Moira and Carol were busy doing stitcheries.  Carol was working on  a set of Sun Bonnet Sue Days of the Week, this is going to be gorgeous when completed.  This one was Monday is Washing Day, I can relate to that!

Carol’s Sun Bonnet Sue block

Mary had our Christmas Challenge ready to hand out to us all.  We were each given a name, and have to make that person an “Upcycled Pin Cushion”.  To be made from anything 2nd hand, even the stuffing!  That will certainly get us thinking, wont it.

So nice to catch up with the Sew Wot ladies again, as I have missed the last couple of get-togethers due to other commitments.  And it will be a month till I get to attend another meeting, as we will be leaving on our Aussie holiday next week.  


Julierose said...

Your Horse Quilt came out beautifully--it is a big one!! Love the baby donation quilt--such a cute way to use up fabric cut offs; and that embroidery looks like such fun..you have a very creative group of friends...hugs, Julierose

Janice said...

A nice array of finishes. Megan will love her quilt. It has turned out beautifully. I love the Monday Washday stitchery.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lots of great projects shared by your group. Making up cycled pin cushions is an excellent idea. I have seen so many great ones made from things around the house. Have you ever stuffed one with steel wool? I read that steel wool sharpens pin points, but have never talked to anyone who has used it.
xx, Carol

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

have fun on your holiday

Tired Teacher said...

Oooh, the stitching mice are darling and make a lovely quilt. Congratulations on finishing the binding on that huge quilt.

vintagerose said...

Hi Mary oh wow the horse quilt you made is gorgeous,love the colours you have used. The mouse quilt is so cute and has reminded me that i have the xmas mouse quilt here to ,i have had the patterns for years,lol,might be time to bring it out xx