Monday, 4 September 2017

So Autumn Begins

 With a few Linus quilts being started


 some lovley fabrics there ladies

Ena is still busy playing with her beads, and Shirley has offered to show the Group how to make one of these little Tea Light holders
What do you think?

 There was quite a few Embroidered pieces being worked on, prior to their transformation into little works of art

Ellen's Little Friends

Glenys' Jacobean creation
 Several little stitcheries that are for the Festive season

 Alison's Block of the Month by Rosalie Decker, which she has been working on whilst waiting at hospital visits

This is going to be a beauty
         And another Rosalie Decker pattern that Pam is using to get her fingers working after her stroke earlier this year.                                    

It's coming on great Pam !
        Barbara is adding more thread to her Gone Pear-shaped project                                        
 Lynda is on the final stitches of a Coat-Hanger cover which is a gift for the Scottish part of her family
 Jo spent the afternoon marking out her blocks ready to make (yet another) High Tea Crochet Fusion quilt
lots of these being made

 Elaine has embarked on a City And Guilds course and Somerset Folded patchwork is one of her assignments

 Muriel has gone onto dressmaking

 June had made a little sewing kit for a Niece who is off to Uni
 Kathy is using some pretty fabrics to EPP a new creation

 Jackie has fussy cut some of the wedges on her Dresden Plate
 Jan is rolling back the years on this one!  Its been ages since we did the Japanese Folded pieces. I think this will make a bag.

 Chris was practicing her hand quilting
 Sheila is working a cross stitch 

 Janis is also hand quilting
 but has a way to go to finish 😯
 Brenda has made a bag that was supposed to be a gift, but she likes it so much that she is keeping this one and will make another one. I hope she doesn't like that one too 😧
 Bridget has also made a gift. This is for a friend who has very little sight left, hence the bright colours


On Mon 16th Oct  Annette will be showing how to make this sweet Snappy Bag 
 The Hexi Flex Frames for this bag will need to be ordered by 18th September and MUST be pre-paid at a cost of around £6 

Please let me know if you would like a frame (or more than one)  as soon as possible 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

An Apology

 For the lack of posts over the last few weeks

life seems to have got in the way but I am on the case now.

No photos that you have not seem except for these two finishes by Sheila
 Both beautifully made
 Well done Sheila.

 Better service will resume next week

I promise 😉

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Update and Another Collection

July has been a quiet month at Group, with people coming and going on their holidays and grandchildren duties.

Carol took our  Monthly project - Box Making - and most of the ladies joined in with this.

We had purchased Pre-Cut Card kits from Pinflair and we had a Sewing Caddy or Rectangular box with Lid on offer. Most of the ladies had decided on the caddy 

Fabrics had been decided on and so the gluing commenced
 With pegs to hold in place
 And despite being told not to only use a thin layer of glue
 Some people needed extra supervision......

 Refreshments were consumed

 Instructions were followed

 Rebels were kept in check
 And the day resulted in a lovely array of boxes and caddies
Carol's Demos

Before the class had ended a list of more pre-cut kits had been made and more caddies ordered to work on at home. A sign of a good workshop   A great day Carol!Thank-you

Many other things are being worked on including this lovely wool cushion by June

A new bauble design from Jo - All out of her head !

Clever girl
Some of our ladies are in a Flickr group - Mini Mania Challenge and New York Beauty was thier challenge for June - here are some of the results.

 And the Collection?
Ellen saw a post on Facebook regarding an organisation that collects new and gently worn bras that are sent out to African villages to improve hygiene and help prevent the rape of young girls, as wearing a bra in some villages is a sign of wealth, status and power.

If the bras are a bit tatty the metal and fabrics are recycled to raise money to but panties. Some of the girls have only one pair  or non whatsoever.


We have made a "discreet" donation box  (some of you may be shy regarding size or lack of 😜 ...) for you to pop any unwanted Bras into and we will send them off in the next month or so.  

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

And the Heat Goes On...

But it hasn't stopped the wok that the ladies are producing

Beverley had been showing us some different bird designs 

Jackie Rachel and Sue all went with the Seagull design

 Not quite completed but a nice evening well spent.

Johanne was showing her Jelly Roll quilt too

Then Linda showed us how to make some of the transfer crayon cards





 A big thank you to Beverley and Linda for taking these workshops for us to enjoy!

Jackie has been working on her own bird, this time a bit bigger scale! 
 I just love this cute chicken!

 Sally has been tweaking her stumpwork card and here is the finished product
 Carol is still producing many of the pairs of Pyjamas that are sent off to hospitals via the
 Wrap Pyjama Fairies charity

 These are headed off to Neptune Ward at Southend hospital
Well done Carol !  They are lovely and will cheer up any sick child.

Don't forget that next week we will be making the Fabric Covered boxes that you have ordered the card kit for.

You will need a minimum of 30cm of outer fabric and the same for lining, 
If you have a glue spreader, bring that with you, We have ordered the glue.
Please Note That a Fat 1/4 will not work!!! 
No sewing required but you will need scissors