The lovely Miss Kaye was our hostess on Saturday; I always enjoy visiting her beautiful home if only to check out her many collections and see what is new and what’s been added. This visit was no exception. Kaye’s daughter, Miss C, has “organised” her mother and her sewing room – Miss C shows an exceptional talent for this kind of thing. There are collections of baskets
and sewing baskets
and kookaburra tins
and little sewing machines
and a collection of reading matter, quilt based of course
Kaye has made this quilt (which Miss C has laid claim to)
and she is working on a Katrina Hadjimichael quilt
and the Civil War Bride Quilt
Miss C is a talented artist in her own right, preferring pen and ink to needle and thread and she had some new works to show us too. First this fabulous peacock
whose body has been cut away, revealing layers beneath
and whose head is made up of so many pen-and-ink strokes
This is Miss C’s work area
with a wonderful leaf study, a little hard to photograph because of the Perspex covering, but I hope you can see it well enough
Miss C including real petals and leaves too
Contributions made for a scrumptious afternoon tea
and after everyone had helped themselves to these delicacies, the serious business of stitching and chatting got underway.
Helen has chosen a fabulous Kaffe fabric for sashings for her blocks
Mrs Mac is knitting tiny hats for the imminent arrival of twin grandchildren – the glasses are there for perspective
Still talking tiny, Jenny is crocheting these fine squares in perle 8 thread!!
Miss S is hexagon crazy
Maree is quilting her Message in a Bottle quilt, with her threads stored in a tin with this fabulous lid
and Miss A is appliquéing from the same pattern
and you saw what I was working on in Saturday’s post.
Such a fun and stimulating day!