It’s been a long time coming, meeting up with my Sew Wot friends this year. Mainly because Robin and I were away on one caravan trip after another in the first couple of months of 2022. Then one or two of our meetings got cancelled because of Covid concerns. So it was great to finally make it on Tuesday. We met at Helen’s rural home, and her new Rottweiler dog greeted me. I was initially a bit concerned as he was rather big hadn’t met me before, but Helen had obviously told him to be nice and friendly to the visitors.
Although only four of us were able to attend, there was plenty of Show and Tell. Sandra had something special to show, a wonderful New York Beauty. She had pieced all those little itty bitty points using thin vinylene instead of paper, which seems a very sensible way to go, and a method I’ve used myself on my Sawtooth Cats quilt. Sandra had stitched her quilt using beautiful batiks, and it looked gorgeous.
Sandra’s New York Beauty
The next quilt had a lovely story. Our Sew Wot group was donated a set of blocks of the month, all in the original packaging from Zola’s husband when she passed away. Carol made all the blocks and did the quilting, then Heather returned the quilt to the hubby, and he is donating it to the Hospice. His wish was for Zola’s stash to be used for donation quilts, if possible.
Made in Zola’s memory, and donated to the Hospice
Heather had been busy and stitched up not one, not two but three donation quilts. Didn’t she do well!
Made by Heather
Helen hadn’t been idle either. Out came her Nebula Star Tula Pink quilt, made from pieced diamonds. Obviously such a lot of precise piecing went into this. It might be a bit hard to see in the photo, but all the pale background is pieced diamonds too.
Helen’s Nebula Star
Then she showed a pretty pink and grey star quilt, this is going to her 10 year old grand-daughters.
Made for Helen’s grand-daughter
Helen enjoys knitting for her grand children and had two items to show us. The sleeveless hooded jacket is a great favourite with the grandies and she has knitted several of these. And the little jumper was such a nice pattern that a couple of us went home with a copy to knit our own versions.
Knitting for grand children
We had a great morning. It goes without saying that the home baked morning tea was delicious, the company was great, and hopefully we will all meet up again in two weeks time.