Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Bags of Bags

We had a lovely day making one of our Carol's work-bags. Really useful size for all your sewing bits and bobs, and even takes a pair of knitting needles

Now this did include inserting a ZIP
well this looks good
AND a bit of unpicking from some

Try again!
 But under Carol's very patient guidance, we ended up with a very good selection of finished items

This little bag has a removable insert that has lots of little pockets too, just right for all those bits and bobs we can't do without

already full!

the finished bag
 Thank you Carol, from all the ladies. A very good day!


Val had a helping hand to make cut the wedges for a spicy spiral table runner

nice colours
 There was some appliqué being added to a Christmas Stocking

 Some very cute hexi's being pieced

Ena was (still) finishing her table-topper (original post   here)  

it is lovely though

and remember these ?

Well this is the final product - Pretty aren't they?

Lynda has been working - for quite a while - on this beautiful heirloom embroidered outfit for this little doll
sits right in her palm
And Angie has finished a cushion that was given as a gift

love hoe the design interlocks the Angel in the heart
Beautiful embroidery --- and a FINISH!!   Well done Angie

Monday, 14 October 2013

Post Trip Post

After a very wet but happy day at Alexander Palace Knitting and Stitching Show, there was a certain lack of show and tell at group today. Is that some guilt feelings at amount of purchases made I wonder?

such a fabulous venue - on a good day!
inspiration inside and out

We had a swift visit from Mark Lees, from the The Sanctuary Project, thanking us for the donation of £1214.23 (half of the proceeds from the Exhibition). Not a penny is wasted at the project, and they are  grateful  if they get a £30 donation, so we definitely made someone's day!


There is quite a bit of embroidery based projects going on. And a rather nice cross- stitch of Northamptonshire started by. Mrs B, who has had the kit sometime, and will have it finished by Christmas, (one year, but not this one).

Fran and Colleen are still working on their needle turn appliqué blocks.

And Glennys and June are going a little bit crazy

We have Val working on another Advent Panel

And Muriel is working on another Foundation pieced project.

Pat is finishing off (last years) Christmas wall hanging . She had designed her own borders for this one.
Will be ready this year!

And we have Carol preparing a decoupage piece, I wonder if this is for November 11th?

Toni is progressing well with her smocked gingham (I think this may be a child's coat hanger)

Annette is sewing tiny beads to her smocked piece ---- a glitzy dress or ?------ we shall see later

can you guess?
 Alison is working on her stump work piece that we saw here, it doesn't look much different but the work is so tiny---

Bernice has a felted Christmas tree project and has also made a Somerset folded card, for Halloween maybe?

always effective

Barbara is also doing needle turn appliqué, this time a couple of love birds.

Chris is busy busy busy, deciding on yet another project :)))

wonder which magazine?

And Jan has started an appliqué Teddy block.

Hazel is making one of those foldy purses, and has promised to show her neighbours how to do one

Janice is hand quilting a scrappy quilt that has some appliqué too.

And our Lynda  ---------

Is it time she bought a new pair of glasses? If you could see the tiny stitches in this pretty sampler you will understand why she needs all the help she can get. I will show you a pic when she has a bit more to show.

Next week is our All Day project, and Wednesday Carol will be showing us how to make her very versatile "work bag"

Makes a great sewing bag, and I have made one for my knitting too. Just the right size for your needles .

1/2m main fabric
1/2m lining
22" velcro
20" zip
10' x 23" stiff vilene or equivalent ( you can buy at group on the day approx £3 )
 optional extra - 1 1/2 yds bias binding to match the main colour

(Check back later for a photo )