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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Sew Wot Tuesday and Surgery Date

Our two weekly Sew Wot get-together was a little different this time.  Helen was our hostess and she had arranged for us to meet at Fox’s Cottage, our gorgeous local quit shop.  She was concerned that two of us (back and knee problems) would have trouble climbing up the flight of internal stairs at her home, so arranged our morning at Fox’s Cottage instead.  Isn’t that wonderfully thoughtful of her.


Our local quilt shop

Sandra was minding her cute little grand-son Harry for the morning and he was so good, smiling at everyone, and taking an interest in everything with those big eyes of his.


Helen looking at at Harry with his Nana Sandra

And yes, there was a little Show and Tell, including these two “Patchwork of the Crosses” displayed in the shop.  Helen’s is on the left, and Mary’s on the right, don't they both look wonderful.  Helen enjoyed this hand piecing project so much she has started another Crosses to use up her bits, but we all know that doesn’t really work, does it.  We all know that fabric pieces tend to multiply in the night!


Patchwork of the Crosses by Helen and Mary

Another one using up her scraps was Heather, who had made this very striking Eye Spy style quilt top.  Each print is framed in black to make it pop, and I love the way the borders were pieced in a variety of brights.  This will be tucked away, waiting for a future great-grand baby.


Heather’s Eye Spy quilt top

I had taken along my two knitting projects, which I had blogged about recently.  I’m so pleased I have now used up all of the two different blue wools.


My recent knitting finishes

We had a lovely morning, sharing the tables with two ladies from the weekly knitting group.  So we shared our Morning Tea prepared by Helen with them, and the shop staff, plus two visiting reps as well.  There was some knitting going on, a little hand piecing, and “pass the baby” too.  Thanks Helen for organising a lovely morning.


Our yummy morning tea

I’ve now been given the date for my back surgery, so I’m looking forward to that with a little trepidation.  I’ll be admitted next Sunday afternoon, with my op scheduled as second on the list for Monday morning.  All going well, as long as there are no emergencies, as the Wellington neurosurgery unit takes patients and emergencies including stroke victims over quite a large area.


Nancy J said...

Hugh had his spinal surgery at Wellington hospital, hope there are no delays. I also have a date for my cataract surgery Thursday 20th May6, at long last.Will keep you both in my mind and love

Karen S said...

That is a lovely idea to hold your get together at the shop. Perfect chance to look around, too.
Lovely show and tell from all.
Glad you set a date for the surgery. All the best!!

Maria said...

Such a lovely idea to have your SewWot GTG at your local craft shop....
beautiful show and tell and a delicious morning tea was shared by all.

Best wishes for your surgery on Monday 🤗🤗🤗

Janice said...

How nice to have your get together at the quilt store for a change. I’m glad you have received your op date. It will be good to get it out of the way. I’ll be thinking of you.

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

I bet the shop likes to host a group now and then as how many probably left after they did a tiny bit (or a lot) of shopping as well. I can't think of anything better than pass the baby around we all love babies so much don't we. I will be thinking of you and your surgery - I hope recovery goes fast and that you will be able to let us know in the coming days afterwards how you are doing.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Happy to hear your surgery is scheduled and that you’ll soon have relief. “Pass the baby,” I love that phrase!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely knitting finishes, Jenny. Ah Patchwork of the Crosses, so beautiful and I had thought I would try that for a table topper sometime. No, there is literally no end to scraps.
Meanwhile, beautiful baby to delight all the ladies and a great looking lunch. Was that butter or cream cheese on the loaf slices? A wonderful post, Jenny. I will be thinking of you on Sunday. :)

Kim said...

How lovely to gather with other like-minded ladies in a quilt shop and enjoy creativity, friendship and delicious food. Goodness, the ladies have made some beautiful quilts. Scraps do have a tendency to multiple. Your blue woollies are pretty. All the best with your surgery. I will be thinking of you.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Just me checking in and hoping all went well. Sending you healing thoughts dear Jenny!

Sue Rostron said...

Good luck for your surgery

Nancy J said...

Hope it is all over and you are recovering, I tried to phone but didn't have your mobile number. XXX

Jackie said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your surgery. I will remember you in my prayers.

God bless.

Rose Marie said...

Wishing you all the best with your surgery! Oh, what joy to be able to go to a quilt store! We're still in lockdown until June 2 here in Ontario, Canada. Those patchwork of the Crosses are lovely and scraps will never go away ..... ever .....