Monday, 16 June 2014

Great Weekend

With 250+ visitors to Brenda's Open Garden on Sunday who took the time to view our little display of WW1 Challenge pieces blogged about here and here it was well worth the effort of getting them altogether again.

Unfortunately, both Carol and myself forgot to take a photo of the summerhouse with the display in situ, so you will just have to use your imagination!!

The Higham Secret Gardens event went very well, the aim is to raise the funds to add a disabled toilet facility to the college gardens. I think they will have managed that!

Lots of cream teas served in a delightful setting  and we were lucky enough to blag some of the left over cakes for elevenses today - Win Win

And so to today's meeting ....
Lynda is completing the last panel of a candlewick rabbit that she is making with a group of friends. Well she was supposed to be, but she DID road-test her new "quick unpick"
decided to use a finer thread!
 But she did have a rather nice pincushion with her ...
to redeem herself

 Jo has completely lost her marbles and is paper foundation piecing TINY squares with hearts and Sunbonnet Sue's for a swap she is taking part in. The final piece will measure 10" Square! I think the blocks are one and a half inches.
soooo tiny!!

look at the hands!!

 M.A.D.  ( but really lovely)

Sue was making owls
just button eyes needed
 And she has just about finished the blocks on her quilt that is based on the
Baptistery window at Coventry Cathedral. This quilt was designed be Helen Spence and Sue did her workshop locally.

The window that inspired the quilt

 Carole is working on a Trapunto piece for her City and Guilds course
she will be glad to get this done
 More tiny work going on with Alison making 1/4" hexagons
see the size?
 Angie was adding a bit of lace to a laptop sleeve that she has made

Sue was stitching down some appliqué

And Kay has another page of her "Quiet Book" nearly finished

 Ena and her Red Hat Lady  are almost at an end - she is beautiful
just the last piece of dress to sew
 Bridget is making a Carry All sewing bag to bring in her projects to group
 Val - Well Val was mostly breaking needles today - but it was good to see her after what has been an  awful few weeks for her.

And she enjoyed her lunch!
 Lesley was trying to get this smocked dress finished
nearly there
Pam has moved from hexagons to Diamonds
Paper piecing very popular at the moment

Ellen and Glenys were making some more of the "hand bag" needle cases

mass production here
Glenys' first attempt

Shirley was quilting a Red Work quilt for a grandchild
Lots of Teddy images

There is an alteration to the October All Day project. Pop over to our Diary page to see some samples. Maybe earmark an item for a Christmas gift?

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Mondays Offerings

 There was an awful lot of Cross Stitch and Embroidery projects and some knitting being done at group today so not so many photos of patchwork and quilting projects to see this week.

 However, Hazel was busy hand quilting a pretty pink sampler that has been on the go for ..... well, a number of years.

Barbara was making some Japanese folded squares. I think that this will become a bag shortly
 Pauline has finished another page in the Farmer Joe's Quiet Book. This has Velcro strips, buttons, poppers and zips for a child to play with.

We did have several Hexagon projects going on

Pam's tiny ones

Brenda's are a bit bigger

And Ellen has acquired some pre- cut Liberty ones in various sizes. They are old, and they are lovely.

Brenda was also working on a Perpetual Calendar that she has been making with another group that she attends. 
lots if twinkle on this
Linda is working on an abstract piece, it is fabric and felt and rather interesting.
we will see this on completion

We will be Exhibiting our World War One Challenge (those blogged about here ) projects in Brenda's summer house during Higham Open Gardens


Higham Ferrers Secret Gardens
Higham Ferrers, near Rushden, Northamptonshire
Sunday 15th June 2014
12.00noon to 5.00pm

Popular annual event in this lovely town with stunning medieval buildings and delightful Market Square.
Some 14 gardens of all sizes will be open offering lots of ideas for your own garden.
Three of the gardens have not opened before.

Homemade teas, cake stall and gardening gifts will all be available –
A wonderful afternoon out for young and old alike.
£4.00 Admission under 16’s free


Please make sure that your piece is at group next Monday or Wednesday so that we can set the exhibit up on Friday evening. The items need to be collected on the week commencing 16th June.
The exhibit will be supervised at all times, and if you are able to help us out with and hour during the afternoon, we would be most grateful .


Don't forget ladies, that we are looking for unwanted clothing - or anything else that you want to get rid of,  to donate to
 Save The Children shops  
bring your donations to group, or give me a call and I will arrange collection