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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Collecting Quilts and Christmas Get-togethers

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


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

sounds like a wonderful time eating out so much! and not to have to do the cooking. Your sewing groups look delightful - love the tree

Julierose said...

What a lovely fabric you got in your swap!! I love red/green on a white background--so pretty...
Sounds like you two have been having great times with your friends--that is so nice.
Today we are meeting up with our friends, Dave and Cathy, at Mystic Seaport for luncheon--I am gifting her a white amaryllis already planted in a nice pot...so looking forward to this get together to share info on what we've all been up to...
Hugs, Julierose

Helenchaffin said...

A fat quarter swap sounds like fun! good food is hard to pass up ,they say if you get one good tablespoon of each thing that you can have it all,so far I have to let that kick in 🤣

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautiful post Jenny of wonderful events, especially nice to see all the Sew Wots. You look so lovely and happy and Robin too. Now I'm wondering about sock yarn...so there is yarn designated to sock knitting, I take it. Knitting socks is a New Year's goal for me.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is fun!
A local book store has a tree like that, but it has lights around it!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love the quilting from the back side!!! And what a cool book tree!!!

Jackie said...

That must be the going thing with libraries this year as ours did the same thing.

Looking forward to seeing the quilts, they did a lovely job of quilting that one.

God bless.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Fun, fun! Sounds like a tasty meal and a wonderful day.

Janice said...

A lovely way for the girls to end the year. A Fat quarter swap is a great idea. I do love the tree made from books. Lifeline had their book fair here recently and made a similar one. There was a guessing competition to see how many books were it it. I never heard the outcome. There would have been many hundreds, as theirs was solid inside as well.

Maria said...

A delicious Christmas dinner you enjoyed with the caravan group and also the last get together with the Sew Wot group .
Your quilting on the two quilts looks lovely
And a nice FQ you received too.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such a wonderful photo of you and Robin. It sounds like a wonderful dinner that you both enjoyed. The quilting on the back of the quilts look so pretty and looks like the Sew Wots had a delightful day as well. Love your new header too . Have a great weekend, Jenny. Hugs

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a fun way to celebrate the season with your club and the sew wots! Can’t wait to see your almost finished quilts. Have a great week