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.