Monday, 28 November 2011

28 November 2011

What was going on today...... well, have to be honest and tell you that not a lot got done in our corner, but that's nothing new.  We did have a bit of a lesson on the computer......well Lynda did, then Lesley and Jo sort of took over playing on the internet, Lynda  got bored, so the laptop was put away.

There was quite a lot of interesting things going on in other places
I'm sure Angela did more than just thread the needle...can you see more of those hexies getting ready to add to the grandmothers flower garden quilt??  Oops! I have cut off someone's head, but at least you can see what is being made there.
Mmmmm those cushions look interesting, and almost finished to boot.
Working on their long and short embroidery.  Colleen looks busy, but Toni really isn't paying attention..... in fact is she working at all??????? ...must get that whip out.
You put a Ferrero Rocher chocolate inside this Christmas pudding....... Even I could not believe the talent and patients of these ladies.  How chuffed would you be to see this on your Christmas table....Just love it.
Kay has been playing with paper again.... looks good doesn't it???
More embroidery ...look at that cute little Teddy, and knitting to keep someone warm.
 Proudly showing their finished cushion tops...well done ladies

This is to hold pins collected in America, such a great idea and looks wonderful.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

For those of you paying attention

For those of you paying attention, you can have a preview of the finished (secret) quilt.
Not sure you can see the binding, but it does look fine I promise.

Monday, 21 November 2011

November 21. Our 'all day' week

The misty morning did not stop us die hard's making our way to group.  Today is our all day session at group, so potatoes are in the oven, massive tea urn is on and ready to boil, tables set, and we are ready to roll and make some Christmas Cards.

I thought Shirley was going to be 'teacher' today, but I was wrong..... Kay is going to show all how to make these little gems.  Shirley did help by getting the 'cut out' cards, so thanks Shirley.

Everyone is ready to go...

Not everyone was making cards, but Kay seems to be organising (or just observing) other Christmas goodies with this group.

Do you know Pauline kept that scarf on all day ......I think she wasn't working hard enough

These are just a few of the cards, made by the ladies today, big THANK YOU  to Kay.  Lovely arn't they?

This is something else that was being worked on while most of the ladies were making cards....I must say a lot of huffing and chuffing as well as a lot of laughter went on in this corner through the morning..... thank goodness for the 'quick unpick'.  I think its looking good though, don't you?  I'd like to tell you more about it, but if I did I would have to kill will learn more in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

14 November

Another happy Monday afternoon

Last week I didn't get any photos of  the work going on, so this week I was a bit snap happy which seemed to put a shocked look on poor 'Mrs Beal's' face, but you can see one of the crochet blanket that surely will come in handy if we get the winter that we have been warned about.


Tapestries ready to have a few stitches added once the world has been put to right....lets get our priorities right.

These busy bees are working towards some great Christmas wall hangings ...or may be cushions, but definitely Christmas is in the air.

This I am assured just took a couple of days to make. Save all your scraps of batting, cut it into 4" squares and keep in a safe place (this took more than a couple of days, more like a year, but we didn't count that), next fabric was cut into 5" squares and sandwiched, ( fabric face down, then batting, then fabric face up).  

I was not really paying total attention (so off to the naughty step for me), but I think the next step was to stitch a big cross through all layers, you then stitch the 5"square layers together in rows with a 1/2" seam allowance (randomly if you can do random).  Once the quilt is together, you sit comfortably and snip the 1/2" seam to give the frayed look.  You can then have a 'Ta dah' moment just like Lynda, and a cosy quilt to boot. 

These are what's planned for our 'all day' session next week.  Shirley is running this, and will have the cut out cards for sale on the day.  Hope you took down your requirements, but I am sure if you bring along your scraps of Christmas fabric, perhaps some double sided tape, and maybe some glue and usual sewing bits, I am sure you could play along.

See you all next week.

Monday, 7 November 2011

7th November

What a miserable day, definitely typical November grey wet day.
So what should you do on a day like this....Yes, come out for the afternoon for some sewing chatting and a bit of a laugh with friends.

Carol brought her laptop so we could see a slide show of the quilt exhibition.  Carols husband had taken the photos, and  now put them onto a slide show to music.  Thanks so much, everyone thoroughly enjoyed seeing those wonderful quilts again.

There seemed to be lots of work going on today, but of course I forgot the camera.  There were more filigree  trees making an appearance, and I did notice little trees in pottery pots cute.  A couple of folk seemed to be working on the Grandmothers garden quilt (that had been given to the group to finish some time ago) it will be truly stunning once its altogether ...bit of a mission, but worth it.  I also spied some crochet blankets being made, cushions being finished, some embroidery, and also some playing on the internet......see we are a very versatile bunch.