Helen hosted Stitch Sisters over the weekend, with a very nice afternoon teaHer very special show and tell came from her very talented 13 year old granddaughter who drew Helen’s favourite actress and framed it for her – such a clever young lady!Kay had some show and tell, with her “Civil War Bride” quilt back from quiltingwhich has a stunning William Morris furnishing fabric for the backingand Kaye’s “Dear Jane” is now, finally(!), finished too Kaye it a great one for using up whatever fabrics are left over from a project, so she’s made up this backing (and came to visit me the next day for a couple of pieces to add to it to make it the right size – yay! some fabric of mine gone!)and with the tiny bits that are left over, Kaye is now making little quilts – these last two have “done her in”! Small is good!Helen’s friend Julie came for a visit too with this gorgeous tinand a cross stitch that’s oh-so-close to being finishedand this wool embroidery blanket for her grandson which she worked on during the afternoonMaree was hand quilting (in the ditch – that’s why I couldn’t see any stitches!)Miss V has started some crochetHelen’s embroidering a long skinny piece for her quiltKaren worked on a cot quiltand I pieced another blade Meredithe x
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Cast and Crew
The Golfer:: My loving husband of some 20 years (yes, I was a child bride!), who likes nothing better than flogging a little white ball around the green fairways (and hopefully not getting into the rough) of his local golf course.
Ma & Pa Kettles:: My parents who live in the country, fondly known as The Kettles. Sadly my gorgeous Dad died in 2015, so it’s just Mum now.
MyDearFIL & MIL:: The Golfer’s Dad & Mum who have now both passed away.
LittleBigBrother:: My brother who is younger than me, but at 6 foot, definitely bigger than me!!
DocSisterInLaw:: LittleBigBrother’s wife (who has a Doctorate!)
Poppet:: My beautiful niece, and daughter of LittleBigBrother and DocSisterInLaw
(blis) n. 1. perfect happiness; serene joy
Obviously the collective noun for a group of stitchers!!
Reading: “In the Presence of the Enemy” by Elizabeth George
Listening to: music on my headphones while walking
Watching: “Berlin Station” (SBS)
Going to: shuffle through the Autumn leaves
- The postie has just been with a delivery from @leoniebatemandesigns Thanks Leonie - luuuuurve!!! 😍😍 #lemonadesundayfabric #essenceofcloth #fabricdelivery #fabulousfabrics #ilovefabricAm starting a QAL in January with @patchwork_inspirations so bought these plains @thequiltshop and on weekend these perfect @aurifilthread from @millrosequiltingandgallery for a bit of embroidery on the blocks. Thank you @ahouseinthecountry for helping me find the matches! #qalplanningunderway #qalflowers #qalmidcenturymodernflowers #cantwaittostartqalBrown rice risotto @hamstergrazing Yum!!Blueberry Ash in flower. Don’t know if it comes thru but the noise is the bees busily buzzing - they were too quick to capture! #blueberryash #spring
6 and 6 in 2018
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