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.