We recently attended the last Probus meeting for the year, held in the local Cossie Club, followed by a wonderful catered meal. There was a big group of about 80 members present, and the restaurant certainly did us proud with the menu. Hot ham and chicken, plenty of veggies and salad, followed by sticky date pudding, custard and cream, with meringues and fruit salad too.
Enjoying our Probus Christmas lunch
There was talk around the table of going back home and having an afternoon nap, as most of us would not be used to consuming such a hearty meal in the middle of the day. We had an appointment first though before we made it home. I had to go and collect my quilt which had just been commercially quilted. This was actually the second one quilted in the last few weeks. No, I’m not going to show them just yet. Both bindings are prepared and ready, but I’ll leave that job for a while till the Christmas rush and New Year is well and truly over. These quilts are both for me and one in particular has been a long time coming, so they can wait a while longer. I’m just pleased I got then quilted so promptly at this time of the year.
Two bed quilts commercially quilted
Today was our last Sew Wot get-together of the year, and we met for lunch at the Library café. I was very impressed with a Christmas Tree made from a selection of library books, such a clever idea.
Christmas tree made from books
Everyone was there except Sandra who was unwell. I was presented with a belated birthday gift, thanks so much Mary. Inside was sock yarn, and a small clopping board to use in the caravan.
Birthday goodies from Mary
We all brought along a fat quarter to swap. Mmm, wonder what pretty fabrics are hiding in here?
Wrapped fat quarters to swap
After our light lunches, we opened our parcel, and admired all the fabric. I wanted a group photo taken of our table, but the serving staff were quite busy with the lunch rush. No problem, Carol decided to ask another customer who was only too happy to help.
Mary, Helen, Jenny, Jude, Heather and Carol
It was a lovely finish to our Sew Wot year, we wished each other a Happy Christmas, and we will meet again at the end of January.
My Christmas fat quarter