How long has it been since I was able to attend a Sew Wot Tuesday, I wonder? Not sure, but much too long. So I had a lovely morning on Tuesday, meeting up with the ladies again, this time at Helen’s home in the country. And I got to thank them in person for the texts, phone calls, cards and visits I received when I returned home from hospital. It was Sandra’s birthday, and she had presents galore to open, so many exciting parcels.
Happy Birthday Sandra
There were all sorts of goodies for us to pick through, and take home. I had brought along several small bags of bits and pieces I had received when my neighbour moved into a rest home. And Heather had received a box of donations, including many hand made doilies, to share with us.
Looking for new homes
It’s always nice to see the Show and Tell. Both Helen and I had been knitting beanies. Helen’s tiny ones are going to babies in the Wanganui Hospital Neonatal Unit, and my two larger ones will be sent to Foster Hope charity.
We’ve been knitting beanies
Several of the ladies had been taking part in stitching a mystery quilt, organised by Mary. Carol chose brown and yellow, and Mary’s version was in purples. Then Helen showed us her pink version, this one is going to her friend in a rest home.
Carol and Mary’s quilt tops
Helen’s version in pink
Heather was working on a special quilt, stitching the binding down on a 21st birthday quilt for her grand-daughter, who loves polar bears. She also made a lap quilt from the leftover pieces of fabric.
21st birthday quilts
There were two more quilts being worked on, the same but different. Both Mary and Helen were hand piecing “Where’s Wally” a pattern found in a quilt magazine. Mary’s version is being done in pinks and purples, and Helen chose black and white.
Two versions of Where’s Wally
While we were chatting away, stitching and knitting, and doing show and tell, Carol’s grand-daughter Sarah was quietly sitting cross legged on the floor (you can tell she is young and flexible) assembling a model telephone. Lots of small pieces which slotted in together, and there we go, all done! Doesn't it look great!
Sarah and her creation
It was so nice to be back with the Sew Wots again, “we’ve missed you”, they said. And it goes without saying that we had a wonderful spread for morning tea, thanks so much Helen for a lovely morning.