Just dropping in……

……Dear Peeps, to let you know, in case you’ve been wondering,  why it’s very quiet here at p and c – I’m suffering from a bout of laryngitis.

Should be on the mend soon.  I will be back, just give me a few days.

Thanks and hugs (from a distance!)

Meredithe x

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Class show and tell

Just a show and tell from the quilt shop in Eltham at the beginning of this month.

Sue brought in the quilt that she made several years agoand it’s the left overs from this quilt that she has been using to make the one she’s been working on in class.  And with just the final borders to cut and stitch, it’s done!  Not bad for a “left overs” quilt.  We just added the green sashing fabric, and “made do” with the other fabrics for the blocks.Jennifer has just 8 more blocks to make but we had a trial layout, just to see how it’s all goingRhonda has been busy hand quilting her wall hanging, and has just the top portion to goand Denise laid out and basted the four “Elizabeths” into placethen started on appliqueing them down.Meredithe x

This class is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the quilt shop, Eltham.

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Last Saturday Cathie kindly offered her home for our Squealers gathering.  Cathie and Mr Cathie have worked hard over the last two years since buying their home to renovate and redecorate, to great effect.with touches of colour in the quilts dotted aroundCathie knitted the grey cushion above and is now knitting a mustard oneMiss E is knitting too and had some lovely Tilda fabrics to show usHelen is still madly appliqueingand Andrea saw these coasters at an op shop and bought them for Helen (who is an Audrey-ophile)Miss F was stitching her “Ruby MayKaren is getting close to finishing this oneas is Maree with hersand I stitched another of my new blocks (this one might be my favourite yet!)Before long Cathie had the fire going to ward off the Winter chills, with a lamp glowing in the gathering gloom to ward off yet another swathe of dark grey clouds dropping rain and of course the kettle boiling away to make cuppas to accompany our treats!(Thought that was never coming, didn’t you?!)

Meredithe x

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17unfosin2017 | August

Winter is nearly over and those cold nights in front of the fire have been good for me as it’s been another productive month here at p and c!

:: You may have seen that I finished Ma Kettle’s jumper and it’s a perfect fit!::  Another tick off my list is “Steampunk” – yep, it’s finished too!  Carol quilted it for me and I’m so happy with it!!I chose one of the new widebacks that Carol has in store, and used the fabrics from the cornerstones to make a scrappy bindingjust loving it!It doesn’t quite cover the bed from head to foot, and while the nights are still cold Mrs B will stay on the bed, so “Steampunk” is safely stored away to wait for its turn.::  I’ve also put the borders on my 365 Circle quiltyep, a different colour on each side – you’ll have to wait to see.  Now to make up lots of circles for complete the 365.

::  Setting triangles are cut for “Brompton Road” so it shouldn’t (fingers crossed) take long to put it together.

How did you go this month?  Hope you’ve made Substantial Progress too!

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Meredithe x

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Woolly bits class

Well!!  We had a very weather adventurous day on Sunday!  The forecast was for cold and rain; we had blue skies and sunshine, dark skies and rainbows (5 in all over the day), rain, hail, sleet and……snow!!   Yes, it snowed in Ballannot sure if you can actually see it snowing here, but it did lay for a little time on the groundThis was during the morning, then it was snowing when we went next door to the cafe for lunch. Brrrrr!

Delicious hot food soon warmed us up thoughJan K had brought along her beautiful printer’s tray that she’s filled with her embroideries, buttons and trinkets to show us (pics taken in three sections). It’s one of those treasures that every time you look you see something different.  It will have a perspex covering and hang on Jan’s wall.

Meanwhile, Jan K worked on the border of her “Flower BedDeb has nearly finished the embroidery on her “Folk TailsJacinta made her applique into a cushionLynne put the binding on her “CuppaLizzie was hand quiltingand I finished another birdCatherine and Jo visited; Catherine was binding her DWRand Jo was working on her 365 Circlesand while I gazed upon Jan K handiwork a little moreI munched on afternoon tea!One piece anyway!

Meredithe x

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Stitch Sisters

There were just a couple of Stitch Sisters around town to meet at Miss V’s on Saturday; everyone else is on holiday in warmer climes!

Miss V’s beautiful camillas are in bloom and she’d picked some to enjoy inside. There was lots of scrumptious foodand as Helen’s birthday is coming up, we had cake (with a very discreet single candle!)served with berriesThe fire kept us warmas Helen knittedand showed us some yarn which will probably become scarvesand I started on a new blockwhile Miss V kept us plied with cups of tea and treats!  Heather turned up a little later and I missed taking a photo of her work – apologies Heather!

Meredithe x

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Friday sewing

Had an impromptu sewing day on Friday at Rae’s home as Jen R was visiting from Sydney.  Jen and I worked together many years ago in a patchwork shop and I have always admired (and longed to emulate!) her fabulous design and colour style with her quilts.  So it was with a day filled with great excitement and anticipation!

I was up early and made a Walnut Cake.  I’ve been watching lots and lots of re-runs of The Great British Bake Off to the extent that I took out a Paul Hollywood book “British Baking” at the library this week.  The recipe for the cake is from that book and it was deemed a hit.There were other lovely treats to be had too and in amongst catching up on all the news there was a little sewing.  Jen is making this gorgeous Double Four Patch using only Liberty fabricsAmanda stitched the last of the blocks for her next quilt (which is one of Rae’s patterns)Rae was cutting up for a new quiltand I nearly finished the last of the 15 blocks of “Parsons Geese” (finished on Friday night).A very lovely day, indeed!!

Meredithe x

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