Sew Wot Tuesday today, and my turn to be the hostess and we had a lovely relaxed morning. Carol and Moira were working on their stitcheries and three of us were knitting, myself, Mary and Helen. Helen brought along a baby set she had just finished for a friend expecting a new baby.
Helen’s baby knitting
The only other Show and Tell today was my growing village of little house blocks. I had found a bundle of 2in green strips, obviously cut for a project which never happened, and wondered about using a strip under each house as grass. Yes, that was a good idea, I was told, and would separate the blocks, so I will go ahead with this thought.
My House blocks and green grass strips
Moira had brought along a gift for my upcoming birthday, and initially I decided not to open it till the actual day. But then, why not open it early so everyone can share in my pre-birthday excitement. Such a lovely gift, two pretty blue pussy cat coffee mugs, thanks so much Moira.
Thank you Moira
The conversation moved on to our Christmas outing – coming up fast. We decided where we would like to go for lunch, so I phoned the café and made a booking. Each year for Christmas Mary puts forward a suggestion for a hand made gift, and we pull a name out to make it for that person. This year it is to make a pin cushion out of recycled materials. Helen has already finished hers but several of us had no idea what to do and were yet to start. After lunch, I decided to stop dithering, checked out a couple of ideas and finally decided on the design. I had a big bag of recycled fabric to choose from, thanks to Jean (who writes All Points of the Compass blog) she had popped in a while ago after having a clear out in her sewing room. So now the pattern pieces are cut out ready to stitch together. It feels good to have finally made a decision and now I can start putting it together.