This time, Sew Wot Tuesday was hosted by Mary. It was a very busy morning indeed, with plenty of Show and Tell, as well as a very special birthday celebration. Heather had just turned (gulp) 80, my goodness, she is probably thinking, how did that happen! There were gifts galore to open, I’m sure we all enjoyed seeing and admiring them too. Helen made a special Birthday Cake for the birthday girl, complete with candles – and of course we all sang Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Heather
Our hostess Mary had celebrated her birthday earlier, then had a knee op, so she was out of action for a while. But Mary had not been forgotten, and received several belated birthday gifts yesterday too.
Happy birthday to Mary as well
It had been a while since we had all been together, so there was such a lot of projects on show. Such as these two tapestries. Mary had stitched the rose, and Helen’s grandson started on the other one, and she took over and completed it. Aren't they both lovely.
Two lovely tapestries
Carol had been knitting up a storm again. Last time she had shown us her Scots scarecrow. This time she brought along his wife and little boy, aren't they all so cute together.
Carols scarecrow family
I thought these two crocheted baby blankets were so pretty. Mary had worked on them while recuperating from her knee op, and will be putting them away in her Granny box.
For future babies
Another lovely crotchet item was this blanket made by Jude. She had attended a crotchet class at our LQS Fox’s Cottage, and learnt many new stitches. It looks so lovely and warm. Jude had also brought along this lovely Plus quilt – I’ve always wanted to make one of these.
Jude’s new blanket and quilt
Helen’s Kaffe Fasset quilt is just back from the commercial quilter. There are so many gorgeous glowing fabrics in this.
Helen's new quilt
Mary has been very busy finishing things while she has been recuperating. The first quilt was from a pattern printed in a 1947 Home Journal magazine! And I rather like the setting in the blue hexagon quilt – both very nice indeed.
Mary’s two new finishes
Carol decided its never too early for Christmas, as she showed this lovely wall hanging – she is keeping this one. And Heather had made this intriguing pocket quilt for a new family baby.
Made by Carol and Heather
My own show and tell was rather small after seeing all these lovely quilt and blankets. I had made two small draw string bags to be donated to Foster Hope charity for needy children. I made use of some small patchwork pieces hanging about waiting to be used.
My two draw string bags
After all this wonderful show and tell, we were certainly ready to relax over a cuppa. Mary wheeled out her vintage tea trolley packed full of goodies. And of course we had the Birthday Cake as well.
We all had a wonderful morning, helping Heather and Mary celebrate their birthdays. With so much show and tell to admire, we hardly had time to get any stitching or knitting done. Many thanks to Mary for hosting our morning, and to Helen for producing the delicious birthday cake.