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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Sew Wot Tuesday

There were two Sew Wot birthdays to celebrate this time, Mary and Helen were the birthday girls.  I was running a little late so the gift opening was well underway by the time I arrived.  What was in those two big parcels we wondered?  So exciting to see them opened simultaneously.  Inside were plastic baskets and lids holding two big balls of yarn each.  That will keep them busy for a while.


Mary and Helen opening their gifts

Of course there was show and tell as well, sadly none from me this time.  Helen had recently been on holiday in Perth, Australia, but that didn't stop her from knitting up a storm in the evenings.  She had made two baby singlets and a beanie, well done.


Helen’s holiday knitting.

Our hostess Heather had been busy.  First up was a quilt top made with digger panels, made for her daughter and partner.  Rather significant as he is in the construction industry.  Just look at that wintry sun shine was streaming through the windows behind – making the panels a little hard to see.


Big boys toys

Secondly was a very pretty pinwheel quilt which Heather was making for her niece.  Nice and bright with such lovely colours.


Made for a niece

Of course Carol had some knitting finishes too.  There was a doll and an assortment of knitted toys – the soft toys will be donated to Neo Natal for the babies.


Made by Carol

Sandra also had some knitting to show. These baby tops and singlet have all be made for donations.


More baby donations

Heather had something very special to show us – her very first bed quilt, made before she even knew what quilting was, she said.  Made from scraps of gorgeous Japanese brocade, the offcuts from fabric used for smoking jackets. Heather remembers that she got the fabric way back in 1972, and finished the quilt in 1992! 



Heather’s beautiful brocade quilt

Our wonderful hostess had set such a pretty table to celebrate the two birthdays.  We donned our party hats and joined in the fun.



Jude, Carol, Heather, Helen, Sandra and Mary

Heather related how she had a small issue with the cake, but she certainly fixed it with a liberal soaking of American Honey Bourbon!  No wonder the cake tasted so nice.


Way to go, Heather.

It certainly was such a lovely Sew Wot morning, thanks so much Heather, we all had a wonderful time.


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

well with that bottle of spirits I'm sure you all had a good time. So many pretty items shared today and that quilt with that lovely fabric - a treasure

Maria said...

A fun filled Sew Wot morning celebrating 🥳 the two birthdays.
Lots of lovely knitted items and beautiful quilts.
Love the photo of all the girls with their party hats on.

Raewyn said...

It looks like a fun get together Jenny. Your group is very productive - lots of lovely crafting. Hmmm - the cake sounds delicious!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

It looks like the Sew Wots had an amazing time . Happy Birthday to the 2 birthday gals. I love seeing the variety of projects that you and your friends work on. I am sure you all leave each meeting inspired.

Jackie said...

A great way to celebrate two birthdays. What lovely quilts and for someone who didn't know what quilting was Heather did a fantastic job on that quilt.

God bless.

Karen S said...

Another lovely day with friends. They are a talented and productive lot.