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: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman
Listening to: Astrid Gilberto
Watching: “Berlin Station” (SBS)
Going to: start back at classes this week
- Cutting up some very special fabric for a new project. Thanks @modernbasics #320createdaylesford #mereditheclarktemplatesI’ve realised when I’m discombobulated I knit socks! 2nd pair for 2019 and wore them (and boots!) last night for movie club (Green Book) and had cosy toes! First time for this year wearing socks and boots - Winter is coming! @winwickmum #handknittedsocks #yummyyarns #iloveknittingsocksFinished appliqueing my blocks for #qalflowers2019 on Sunday night. Now to trim them and start on the machine pieced blocks and putting it all together. Thanks @patchwork_inspirations for hosting this qalAnother great class today at #sewnandquiltedsummerschool this time with my so talented and creative friend @glendacust Brilliant day and so happy to have started this hexie box that Glenda designed which I’ve had as a kit for (several!) years. And like yesterday met some fab ladies and caught up with many more.
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