Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ready for 2008

FINALLY, the date has been set for our first patchwork day. Our best intentions of getting together over the holidays were squashed but now that the kiddies are back to school and routines are set back in motion, its sewing time.

We will be meeting in the Hall on Friday 1st February to catch-up not only with sewing but in all honesty there will be a lot of catch-up chat as well. After all the patchwork and quilting is only half the equation, the other half is friendship. So here's to a wonderful year full of both.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Encouraging the younger ones.........

This runner was started at the end of the September school
holidays when we encouraged a few daughters along instead of
cancelling our patchwork day. The idea was a smaller project
for a 14 year old with the view to having it completed in
time to be a Christmas present for Mum. But the question was,
"Which Christmas?" Well, here it is! I'm proud to say that
it was completed almost 100% by Rachel and found wrapped
under the christmas tree on christmas day. Congratulations
on a job well done. There are now orders in for a few more.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Have We All Left Town?

It is the holiday season after all isn't it? Looks like January is a wipeout for sewing once again. Everybody has been too busy having fun travelling around over the holiday break, visiting friends and relatives. I think it will be February before the Hall sees us gathering there once again.

To keep the quilting theme alive here is a pic of a quilt that Ruth made some years ago.

It is foundation pieced and machine quilted using scraps of navy and yellow prints. It is a bit difficult to see the variegated thread used in this picture though.