Saturday, October 12, 2013

12 October 2013


This was our second last get together for 2013.  Christmas is fast approaching. A bigger group of us stitched & chatted this month with a couple of our happy travellers also returning with tales of their trips.

12 Oct 2013 (5)Helen was working on teaching herself to crochet and doing a great job of it to as you can see by these pretty squares

12 Oct 2013 (10)This lovely triangular paper piecing WIP is also Helens – but it doesn’t stop there…..

She also brought along this gorgeous show & tell! 12 Oct 2013 (13)Backed with minky fabric, so lovely and cuddly, this quilt was a recent finish. 

12 Oct 2013 (12)Dianne brought along a baby quilt that is soon to be gifted and was working on her paper piecing12 Oct 2013 (8)

12 Oct 2013 (9)Jean (Welcome!) was happy with the hand quilting she got done today on her lovely row by row quilt which we are so glad she bought along

12 Oct 2013 (1)Ann happily stitched and chatted, telling us about her Canberra trip and plans for more travel next year – gorgeous work there Ann!

12 Oct 2013 (2)12 Oct 2013 (7)Margaret was churning out these sweet little Suffolk puffs and turning them into Christmas Decorations and has been busy since returning from walking with Lions (yes – REAL LIVE ones!!) in Mauritius, bringing along these little fellows (scottish dogs Marg?)for show & tell12 Oct 2013 (6) I admire how Margaret has her travel thought out in advance and enjoyed hearing about the adventures she has planned for next year already!

Julie was sewing her hexagons together which she did very cleverly without having a photo taken (oops sorry!)

12 Oct 2013 (4)12 Oct 2013 (3)BUT I did snap these lovely zippered wallets Julie made after finding the pattern on a road trip last weekend – aren’t they gorgeous! Love the fabrics.

12 Oct 2013 (11)This is my show & tell, a finish from a pattern from my (rather large) pattern collection. Being weary from a big working week, I didn’t pick up a needle at all today, opting instead to listen to the girls chatting whilst browsing the magazines Margaret brought along to share. 

NOVEMBER will be our last get together until FEBRUARY 2014 so, with that in mind, I suggested that we have an ugly fat quarter swap challenge and the group agreed.  Like to join in?

The idea is simple (just a bit of fun) - Bring along your ugly fat 1/4, swap it with that of another participant and make something using the piece – I’ll be donating A PRIZE for the best use of ugly fabric as judged by the group! How does that sound? If you have any questions feel free to email me at  No guarantee that I’ll know the answer LOL!

See you all on November 9th. If you’re coming along to join in the fun, bring along a plate of food to share and enjoy our Christmas break-up Lunch with us.

Until next month, happy stitching