The Sew Wot ladies gathered at Heather’s home on Tuesday – I had missed the last couple of meetings so it was lovely to catch up with everyone again. A big bag of quilty donations came along with me, my neighbour had recently moved into a rest home and her daughter gave me several bags of “stuff” looking for a new home. “Take what you want”, I said, as I laid the bits and pieces out on the coffee table. What wasn’t wanted will be going down to the Op Shop.
Mary, Helen and Heather checking out the goodies
I had missed Carol’s birthday as we had been away so wished her belated Birthday wishes and gave her a small gift.
Happy Belated Birthday, Carol
Then we moved on to Show and Tell, always a highlight of the morning. Heather had been rather productive lately. She had knitted Tom (from Tom and Jerry fame) and what a handsome cat he was. The giraffe head collage was done in a class recently at the LQS Foxs Cottage.
Heather had also completed a pretty quilt top with patchwork hearts. This will be sent to her niece who lives in Australia. She had also been very industrious sewing goods for donations, wheat bags for the Hospice, and children’s pillow cases for the Shoebox charity.
Heathers heart quilt
Helen had been busy knitting nice warm woolies for her two young grand sons. She was telling us about her exciting adventure. Her and her hubby have just returned from the South Island after biking the Otago Rail Trail, they coped admirably on the bikes for five days and had a great time, she said.
Big and little knitting for the grandsons
I had taken along some Show and Tell as well, my two recently completed quilts and some drawstring bags I had stitched for donation.
My recent quilts and bags
There was some knitting going on during the morning, and some stitching too. Mary was hand quilting her Lucy Boston quilt and Helen as stitching her Tula Nova. You can tell this is a quilter’s home, just look at the lovely quilt on the back of the sofa.
Mary and Helen stitching away
As usual, we had a delicious morning tea, and then Heather offered us all a yummy chocolate caramel egg. “Take I take one for Robin as well?” I asked. Of course I could, we enjoyed them at home with our lunch. Another great Sew Wots morning, thanks so much, Heather.