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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

An Extra Sew Wot Tuesday

We’ve enjoyed an extra Sew Wot get-together this week, when we joined former member Moira at her new home.  “Come of afternoon tea”, we were invited, “and bring some show and tell”.  It was a very rainy afternoon and we dodged the showers driving to Moira’s home.  All except Jude, who came without a jacket so was a little damp on arrival.

We were taken on a grand tour around Moira’s lovely new home, checked out her sewing room, then settled down to tea and biscuits.  There was a lot of catching up to do, as some of us hadn't seen Moira for a wee while.  “I hope you all bought show and tell”, Moira commented.  Of course we had.  Most of the items we had previously shared between us, but it was all new to Moira, of course.  Only Jude had a brand new finish we hadn't seen before.  This was her floral Snowball quilt.


Jude’s snowball quilt

Carol had brought along a basketful of her knitted dolls and toys.


Carol’s knitted toys

Mary had quite a selection to show as well.  She had brought along some of her recently completed crochet blankets, and we got another look at her lovely batik quilt top.


Made by Mary

Heather had brought along her lovely knitted shawl, using a gifted ball of teal and purchased brown alpaca yarn.  The alpaca was hard to use, and kept sliding off the needles, she said.  But the finished shawl was lovely, and had a fancy knitted lace edging, I wonder how she did that?


Heather’s shawl

I had taken along two baby/toddler quilts to show Moira.  My lime green bordered froggy quilt, together with the cuddly blue flannel quilt.  Both of these will probably be donated, unless I find a family recipient who might like them.  I’m hopeful of becoming a great-granny one day!


My two baby quilts

Moira then bought out what she was working on and asked our collected advice of which fabric to use for the border, the purple, or the black and white print?  The decision was definitely the purple, using the black and white as the binding.  Luckily Moira was thinking the same way too.  She will be donating this quilt to St Vincent’s charity on completion.


Moira’s WIP

Thanks so much for afternoon tea Moira, it was so nice to have a catch up with you.


Helen, Moira and Heather


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

nice to see the new home too and visit

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Always lovely to see these talented ladies and what/wot they have been stitching. I really like those leather patches with special stitches for Robin's sweater, Jenny. And also your blocks and finishings too.

Julierose said...

What lovely "Show and Tell"--I always so enjoy seeing what your friends have made--I especially like those crocheted blankets and your "Froggy" quilt, too
Hugs Julierose

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Tea with friends on a rainy afternoon sounds wonderful. I agree with the group about the border and binding selections on Moira’s project.

loulee said...

Oh my, what an amazing show and tell. So many clever ladies.