Friday, February 29, 2008

Works in Progress 1

Friday 29 th February saw us all sewing in the Hall. No proposals from this group of girls to any unsuspecting males on this Leap Year Day. It was hard to believe it's the last day of summer.

Some projects are well under way for 2008. Kerry has been feverishly finishing another baby quilt for another family arrival. The last one was featured on the blog and it turns out that was the only photo taken of it before the baby received it, so the photo was much appreciated.

This one is still at the basting stage. Kerry will be too busy travelling to worry about the quilting for 2 weeks.

Kerry has used some of her hand dyed fabrics as well as some prints. The baby will certainly love sleeping on this bright quilt.

More quilts next week as 3 cameras made it to patchwork today.

Friday, February 08, 2008

What Can We Do to Help?

Our blog has always been intended to be an informal newsletter for our small group as we could not see the point in using a paper version. We had no idea the interest that it could generate. Other small community groups in our local area are following our lead and joining in.

This is one time to fulfill that mission for a community newsletter as on a sad note , one of our members family has been going through a bit of a tough time with some severe injuries to 2 of their children after a shocking accident last week.
The local school bus driver has even decided to donate his swear jar money to the Hospital Unit that the children are in. I'm sure he'd be grateful of some more donations to the cause without having to listen to the swearing of course. So how about it girls, what else can we do?

Lets hope the boys recover soon and you are all back home in Mt Perry with us again.

Friday, February 01, 2008

2008 Sewing Days

Yes! We finally met for the first time in 2008 in the Perry Shire Hall. Wonder what we will soon have to rename the Hall to as Perry Shire will no longer exist. Council amalgamations will effect changes on everybody's daily lives soon. We have decided to meet fortnightly for awhile as one of our members now works part time on Fridays. This should give her a chance to catch up with the rest of us and spend some time relaxing with the needle and thread.

The major project for 2008 was cut up today and Kerry started sewing pieces together. Looks like she will have to sew it all now as we learnt about using different quarter inch feet in a previous project causing us headaches. We will keep you informed about this project along the way and are hoping for your support in some way later in the year.

We are also discussing having another dyeing day and we may make it a two day workshop.

More information will be available at a later posting. It sure looks like it might be another busy year.