(Not class) show and tell

I’ve spent the week up with Ma Kettle and she took me along to her church craft group on Wednesday, so instead of show and tell from classes, this week it’s from the ladies at craft group!

This lovely embroidery is going to be a needle case

20150909-162715.jpgthis little quilt is a first effort by a niece, and her aunt was attaching the binding

20150909-162826.jpgI liked this piece of knitting, and liked the plant too – not sure what it is tho’ and in too much chatter forgot to ask!

20150909-162942.jpgThis was intriguing

20150909-163022.jpgit looks woven…..and here’s the beginnings of the next “weave”

20150909-163103.jpgThere was lots of other delightful work too

20150909-163225.jpgsuch a wide range of projects on the go

20150909-163300.jpgMuch of what these talented ladies make is donated and the table was filled with their generous offerings

20150909-163405.jpgNearly all goes to women and children who need to leave a family situation in a hurry, or is sold and funds donated to the same cause. What child wouldn’t love one of these; a comfort to cuddle in a stressful situation.

20150909-163529.jpgOne of the ladies in the group, Bev, is legally blind with only 5% vision and she knits the most beautiful items. This scarf that Bev had knitted was on the donation table and I was shown it as an example of Bev’s work

20150909-163756.jpgI coveted this scarf most badly, and was only too happy to donate some cash in exchange for it! Thank you Bev – I love it!

So what do think of this lot of show and tell? Pretty amazing, huh? And I’m a happy girl with a brand new, one-off scarf!

Meredithe x

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12 Responses to (Not class) show and tell

  1. Helen F says:

    What an amazing bunch of ladies – sooo talented. Don’t you just luuuv sitting in on those type of groups!! Luv the scarf it is very you. Ma has a lovely craft group as well!!!

  2. I am sure you will treasure the scarf as it is so beautiful with such a special story. What a great way for the group to feel valued with what they can offer. There is a lot to be said for handmade items in such a commercial world. These items are unique and I am sure will all be loved by their owners.

  3. Carole Minihan says:

    What a wonderful day to share with your mum and her friends, oh and Meredithe I have that plant and give you lots of pieces for a basket

  4. This has to be your best ever show and tell. What a wonderful group of talented, caring ladies. If I had been there, I would have fought you for the scarf!!!

  5. Lindy says:

    I wonder if the plant is Giant Jade .. a type of Crassula?

  6. Callista Garman says:

    How great to have a group spending time producing useful things for those in stressful situations. A little bit of kindness does go a long way.

  7. sandi says:

    How fun to get to spend time with such talented ladies! I love everything you showed. Thank you! Hugs,

  8. Cécile says:

    Oh yes !! Very amazing ! ( can we say that in English ?)
    Meredithe, you had a very good idea to share with us these beauties !
    Ladies, you’re very talented and congratulations to Bev for her gorgeous scarf !
    Hugs to you M !

  9. Eileen McNeilly says:

    Wonderful sharing. Thank you. I actually have that plant. It got a bit of a whipping with the frost, but remains (amazingly alive).
    Am happy to try & get one going for you when you come up Moama way in November. Just let me know

  10. mrsfoxfinery says:

    What a great show and tell! Wonderful to hear what some of the pieces are going to. Keep up the great work x

  11. I find knitting bewildering at the best of times; the idea of knitting when blind is beyond impressive!

  12. Mary Baker says:

    I just discovered your blog. Love seeing all the lovely hand work, especially the needle case. The plant cutting looks like a jade plant…a succulent that prefers sparse water and bright sun.

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