Tuesday stitching

We had a delightful day on Tuesday, just a few friends getting together for a sew…..oh, and a shop! But first, delicious lunch

20150205-173957.jpgthen off to Sunspun to buy some wool and needles for Miss Chelsea.

20150205-174157.jpgMiss Chelsea is a young friend of GJ’s, a 22 year old keen to learn the dark arts of knitting, crochet and quilting. Who were we to turn her away!!

I was only too keen to help Miss Chelsea, and by the end of the afternoon she’d mastered plain, purl, increasing and decreasing using the hitchhiker scarf pattern, which is perfect for a beginner to learn all these techniques and keep interested and have something gorgeous at the end! Look what she achieved……

20150205-174646.jpgMiss H has been given this cute needle case

20150205-174848.jpgand was keen to get stitching on her Aunts’ appliqué……

20150205-174925.jpgbut a certain someone had other ideas!

20150205-174954.jpgIsn’t this a good idea of GJ’s – using a tea box for hexies!

20150205-175110.jpgand how’s this for a cute fabric that GJ has found.

20150205-175146.jpgWelcome to the dark side Miss Chelsea!

Meredithe x

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8 Responses to Tuesday stitching

  1. Glendacust says:

    Love introducing the next generation to the joys of handwork !
    I’m sure miss Chelsea has many years ahead of her of fun friendship and joy, as we have !
    Gjxxxx

  2. Eileen McNeilly says:

    I continue to be entranced with your entries, but can you give me some help on tracking down some of the “French” themed fabric – final slide in your entry

  3. treadlemusic says:

    If “going to the dark side” means a yummy lunch and a trek to a delightful shop with good friends…then count me in!!! LOL! Welcome, Miss Chelsea! And Ms H’s applique is glorious! Hugs……

  4. thimbleanna says:

    Oh Wow — I would have thought the hitchhiker would be too hard for a beginner. Maybe this is where I have gone wrong in teaching people to knit — I give them something too simple and they get bored and quit. My sister (who got bored and quit) has been wanting to try again — maybe this would be the perfect project.

    And WooHoo — I spy the Aunt!!! Yay for Miss H!!!

  5. Cécile says:

    Welcome miss Chelsea into this incredible group of quilters, stitchers, embroiders and eaters of yummy meals !!! 😉

  6. That’s my kind of day – good food, good friends and good fun!! Well done to Miss Chelsea – of course she had the best of teachers!!

  7. Judy says:

    It is so exciting to receive a notification that you have posted another blog entry. They bring me so much joy. Thank you. Miss H’s needle case is just gorgeous. As you post more and more of the Aunt’s quilt it becomes more difficult to resist. And the fabrics that your group members find are so lovely. I am currently building a stash of Paris and France fabrics. I would really appreciate knowing the name (and where it was bought) of this very cute Paris streets fabric. Thanks again Meredithe for the inspiration. Take care Judy

  8. Glendacust says:

    The fabric is from luchello in Melbourne
    It’s a Kokka linen fabric !
    Gjxx

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