Four friends have started meeting regularly on a Tuesday; eating (of course!), sewing (naturally!) and, somewhat unexpectedly, watching The House of Eliott, a delightful series set in the 1920’s around two sisters who set up a dress making business. So there’s lots of beautiful fabrics and fashions as well as drama and intrigue!! As a consequence we’ve decided to call ourselves The Eliott Stitchers! (Every group has to have a name, right? That way you and I won’t get confused!!)
We don’t spend all our time watching the series, however and this week we each brought along a sewing basket.
Heather owns this beauty
I’ve not seen one with a lid like this. The inside is in good nick too
Did you spot the fabric? Have a look at this!
Linda brought along this basket
which we think has a silk lining
and also this box filled with all manner of things
including knicker elastic!
and these pins, which were Australian made!!
GJ has this one
with a stunning aqua lining
especially chosen by her Uncle O as a birthday present……
and this one, so similar,
with chocolate lining and now containing, yep!, hexagons!!
My contribution was the first sewing basket I received, I think from The Kettles.
It’s a little sweetie, with a chocolate top and red lining
and holds, among other impedimenta, my smocking sample from Home Economics class Form 1, so I must have been about 13 years old. Pretty proud of this effort!
In the sewing stakes, GJ is making big hexies
Linda little hexies
(and you can read more about them here)
Heather has been having a clean out and has discovered this hexie top
and these two of four blocks for a top
and I started block two of Cousin’s Walk