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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Sew Wot Tuesday

This time our Sew Wot Tuesday was at Sandra’s home.  Her two dogs were out on the deck and really, really, wanted to come inside and see the ladies.  But not everyone copes with dogs very well, so they were relegated to the deck instead, where they looked longingly through the glass doors.  I had taken along a big bag of threads, courtesy of my neighbour who had moved to a rest home.  I had already made my selection and there were plenty left to share, including some variegated machine quilting threads, and I’m pleased to report that most of the reels found new homes.  I’m still working my way through the last box of “stuff” I received when my neighbour left, and hopefully I’ll get to the end of it soon.


Plenty of thread to share

Show and Tell is always the highlight of our mornings and Carol had brought along four knitted toys, she really is a whizz on making these.  She had made a bunny, a piggy, a grey pussy cat and a pretty pink koala, some littlies will love playing with these.


Cute knitted toys

Carol was also finishing a quilt for her grandson Nathan, almost ready to be posted away.


Made for a grandson

Mary had completed a pretty little cardigan and this will be put away in her Granny box for a future grandchild.  It’s always a good idea to have a few things in reserve, just in case.  And knitting for babies is always nice to do.


Mary’s show and tell

Helen and Mary were stitching away on their EPP projects, and Heather, Sandra, Carol and myself were knitting as we chatted away.  Heather’s socks were using up sock wool from other projects, that's Franken-knitting I told her – a term she hadn't heard before.


Heather’s socks

It was another lovely morning, with a tasty morning tea served, as usual.  Thanks so much to Sandra for hosting us.  I wont be able to attend the next couple of Sew Wots get-togethers as we have appointments scheduled, plus a caravan trip coming up.


We always enjoy our morning teas


Gretchen Weaver said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, those refreshments look wonderful! Beautiful quilts, lovely knitting and good friends, doesn't getter than that. Hope all the appointments go well, have a good relaxing time caravaning!

Lyndsey said...

I love reading about your sew wots meet ups. I wish we had a group like this where I live.

ButterZ said...

A lovely catch up day. Love seeing everyone’s work. Yummy food too.

Julierose said...

What a lovely meeting for you with the ladies group. Those knitted softies are so cute--and the houses quilt is really lovely work...
Right now I am doing "Franken-quilting" hahaha (or was until sciatica came to visit!!) making those leftover string blocks ;))) is my favorite kind of sewing really...
and here I have stacks of 1/4 and 1/2 yds and instead I am working with bits and pieces...I'll never get through my stash at this rate, right? ;000
Hope your upcoming caravan trip is a good one
hugs from the heating pad, Julierose

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

your morning teas always look so good. It is always so good to look through boxes of supplies to share, someone can usually use some of it.

Maria said...

It’s always lovely to see what your ladies bring along for show and tell at your Sew Wot mornings…
Cute knitted toys 🧸 and baby cardigan.
Beautiful houses quilt.
Yummy looking morning tea …

Tired Teacher 2 said...

The projects the ladies make are fantastic - I love seeing what they’ve made. My sister gave me a bag filled with thread cones she no longer wanted, and I’m working my way through the colors. It was a great gift and saved me a lot of money.

Janice said...

Your Sew Wot get togethers always sound enjoyable. Isn’t it wonderful that your neighbour’s crafting goodies have found new homes rather than just being chucked.

Karen S said...

I always enjoy your show and tell. And the afternoon tea looks delicious.

Jackie said...

Your get togethers are wonderful and the show and tell items are always so beautifully done. You ladies are so very talented.

God bless.

Kim said...

How fun to gather with like-minded ladies and enjoy lively conversation and crafting. Those little knitted animals are cute and the sweet cardigan is pretty. Beautiful quilt, too. Thank you for the show and tell, Jenny. Enjoy your little trip away. It is a beautiful time of the year to be enjoying the countryside. I am supposing there will be daffodils dotted everywhere.