I was invited to a quilting day. Eleven ladies and myself together with Linda (a very knowledgeable and experienced quilting teacher) spent 6 hours playing with fabric and sewing machines.
All set up for the day....
Linda had put together a kit for each of us to save time with the cutting of fabrics etc
and after some very careful sewing and concentration and lots of cups of tea, we ended up with this beautiful 'snappy bag' at lunch time. The closures are made using an old metal tape measure - ingenious and such a useful bag.
A lovely selection of bags was made by the ladies in the class ....
After lunch we used some scraps and all made a quilt square that will be made into a charity quilt in the future. There are 11 of the squares here so we need 1 more before the quilt can be put together.
It's very tiring concentrating for 6 hours on something new, but also very enjoyable. Roll on the next class.
A little knitting -
2 fronts added to Isabelle's birthday cardigan
A different type of matinee jacket for the hospital charity knitting group
A little stitching -
Irish Garden for the UFO weekend stitching. Top left border now complete.
Wednesday parlour stitching with Barb and the ladies at Needlecraft Haven and oh dear...the frog came visiting. How can you stitch one row to low and not see it till you are putting it away? Well, that had to come out and be restitched.
Snow Bunnies is finally stuffed and finished off
A little origami box was made at the Thursday Craftshare evening complete with lid. Jim, our one and only senior guy who comes along to the group is a keen papercrafter and makes some wonderful things - thanks Jim for your patience with us girls - we do tease the poor guy but he takes it all in good fun and he's a valued member of the group each week. He showed us all how to make this lovely box complete with lid last week.
This beauty with her big blousy blooms is what I see from my kitchen window, it does make doing the washing up so much nicer!
I have another just outside the conservatory window that was a gift from a neighbour when he moved house about 20 years ago. It's a different type and stands at 7 feet tall.
I love spring and camelia time, even if the blooms only last for a few weeks each year. I think they are my favourite garden flower although its not practical to cut them and have them indoors.
Wishing you all lots of time to enjoy the hobbies that you love.
Blessings to you all