Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12, 2014 Get Together

Today was a hive of chatter in the upstairs sewing / meeting room at The Quilters Store.  It was wonderful to see Ann back with tales of her recent Quilting Cruise and news of their plans to visit Alaska & Hawaii mid year whilst she worked on her stitchery. Perhaps next time we’ll get to see the projects from the classes she took on the cruise….


Julie livened up the gathering, bringing along these cute Shelby ‘no sock’ Sock Monkeys, by Funky Friends Factory, made for her adorable grandchildren

IMG_0291IMG_0295and had been busy with Clover Flower Makers, adding these cute flowers to her collection of embellishments. Great idea adding the ladybug buttons don’t you think?

Kayt entertained us, filling us in on what’s been happening since her last visit and brought along this lovely quilt, made for her great niece.  It’s bound to be much loved.  Several of us in the group would have happily given it a new home!


Margaret is still sewing up a storm though I don’t know where she finds the time between her travelling adventures!  It’s always exciting to hear where she’s been and where she is off to next, because there are always interesting stories shared.  There are some baskets, a bag and a no-sew glasses case and no-sew passport holder (from a Studio Mio class at the recent Craft Show) she bought along as recent finishes:


Helen also attended a make and take class at the craft show and brought along her dying projectIMG_0289Whist working on this sweet miniature heart quiltIMG_0287Each square was so small and the heart even more tiny!

Speaking of hearts, each of us contributed some ‘healing hearts’ for a mutual dear friend  who’s son passed away tragically recently.  A beautiful assortment for a wonderful lady.IMG_0286

Jumping back to flowers, I’d been busy and covered some buttons as the centres whilst listening to all the chatter. They’ll make pretty brooches & hair accessories I think when finished off.


I brought along a Christmas book that I’ve made for our eldest daughter who is getting married and officially beginning her own family journey as such next month. It’s a tradition we have had in our family for many years, each of us filling in a page on Christmas morning and reading back through it of the events of previous years.

Their book is top right in the pic

IMG_0309 Lastly, my recently completed no-sew Studio Mio purse, not from the recent show like Margaret's, but a kit purchase from the show last year – just to prove you don’t have to be an over-achiever to join us at the get togethers!

You know what they say about “slow and steady” – she didn’t win the race, NOOO she forgot it was in her stash!!!


As cyclone Ita makes her way down the Qld coast, it was time for a little bird bath at my house this (now Sunday) morning before the winds pick up on the Bayside of Brisbane – this is Cheeky, my pet Galah of some 15 years or so enjoying the weather.


Happy Stitching, until next time