Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A Good Day

For more reasons than you know. But ---

Lots going on again at the Monday meeting
 Barbara has finished the quilt made for one of her sons. 
Beautiful, traditional blocks

 There was a cushion made to go with it. The Hand Quilting is superb!!

 Jo and crew are embarking on a project that needs some embroidery completing first. Looking forward to watching this progress.

tiny flower scenes
 Annette was adding beads to a pouch that she made at a workshop with Maryke Phillips at her LQS
lots of embroidery and Shisha Mirrors
And she has also finished a sewing bag to match her mug bag and coaster

Soooo co-ordinated!
Michelle is patchworking with Crochet Granny Squares
lovely colours
Linda is piecing some small hexi's
Always a favourite
Sheila is adding beads to a "Sun" that is going on a pictorial piece, I think for a school classroom

This will twinkle
Ellen is on a mission making smocked coat hangers
So pretty in Gingham
And Ena is adding beads to hers - always has to go one better!

 Maureen is quilting some fabulous Kaffe Fassett panels that will become table-mats

 Carol has started a rather fancy pants bottle carrier
One that Lynda made earlier!
 Toni has completed one of the mug tidies
very bright
 Colleen is making a Red Work quilt with Sun Bonnet Sue designs. This is going to be a very special quilt
Beautiful stitching
 And we also have some bright key fob wrist-lets ready for the Exhibition sales table.

won't loose those in a hurry!
The All Day meeting in August will see Helen Spence visit again (don't worry, she has bought a Sat Nav!) showing us how to make a "Drunkards Path with Skinny Piping" (NO curved seams) (Photos courtesy of Annette)

 Needs list will be on the notice board on Monday.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Warm and wonderful

The sunny weather continues...Yeah! but it didn't put off the ladies,  lots arrived and lots of work going on.

Christine Angie and Jo are onto another project.....looks interesting

Mmmmmm bit of embroidery 
in fact quite a bit of embroidery was going on today..

Red work by Colleen 

and this little chap by ???
more appliqué quilts,

Happy Bunny
Liz is busy with these hexies

Looks very interesting Liz
 and she did finish her Japanese folded project..

Great Bag Liz
This table looks a bit of a mess, but obviously lots of work in progress

Lots of stars.... me thinks Christmas!!
 Lots of chatter from this group!!

Big discussions on fabric choice obviously
We had some very special visitors today.  This little lady was accompanied by Allison 

Didn't catch her name
Snorkmaiden from Sweden

Love that flower Pam
and please.......is this really a 'Christmas'  Elf???  Chris what are you doing to us??

Just needs his face.
Sue has finished her  'beginner' Sampler Quilt that she made at her local quilt shop

Well done Sue, you should be very proud
and last but never least, Kim has been plodding along with her (totally) hand made quilt

Phew! what a lot of work.
Kim says there are about 3 more borders.  So watch this space.

 These photos were taken on Saturday. Fran has made a quilt as a Ruby Wedding Anniversary present for her friend. It was still a lovely day, but there was quite a breeze going on
This is no good
 So, in true Cirque Du Soleil style ,   Fran and Lynda did a bit of a performance          -----
nearly there!!!

 And we snapped this!!!!

 Some appliquéd blocks and some made with candlewick embroidery. The symbols all have a special meaning for the (very lucky) recipient.

This will be borrowed back for the Exhibition so you can see it in the flesh. Maybe we can get the girls to do a repeat performance?

Some of the Wednesday ladies were working on their Exhibition cushions

There was a lot of crazy going on

 And some were making cup cake pot holders

these would look good in any kitchen
 Elizabeth was making coat hangers, Jackie a quilt for a baby and the bright pink will be a jewellery bag that Maureen is working on,

 Lynda is adding the finishing pretty's to her Sea Horse wall hanging

sequins and beads
 A busy week all in all. Well done ladies!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Hot Hot Hot!

But we had a good turnout at group today.

We were making cushions for our Cushion Raffle at the Exhibition this coming September.  
busy busy

Jo had a very productive morning   which resulted in this little beauty
Such a cutie.
 Ann was quilting this lovely teddy panel
Eileen used a colourful Dresden  Plate for her donation

great backing for this one

 And Sue used some embroidery and Yo-Yo's to make her pretty contribution. I think the design from this came from one of the demonstrations a our local Shop Hop

buttons pins and sewing ladies on this one
Pauline had a bit of trouble with thier machine. Those button holes will be done at home!

trouble even with the handbook!
 Lynda also had trouble with her machine, so is off to flutter her eyelashes at Andy for our local sewing machine dealer Sew Northampton
 She is on very good terms with Andy, and has just treated herself to a shiny new model for her birthday.  Instead of sitting twiddling her thumbs she got on with some serious business
look at that cream

just one more!
 Those strawberries were lovely,
*****Happy Birthday and Thank you to Lynda!*****

 Meanwhile, the professionals in "that" corner got on with more items for our Exhibition sales table

embellished tote bags
 Ena has been making some Christmas Tree boxes.

 They look great with Ferreira Roche in them.

a lovely table centre

 And lots of ladies are making mug tidys'

Maureens jazzy colours
Work in progress

Nearly finished!

 Glennys is using some pretty cup cake material

this is sweet
These are a great idea for all sorts of things. Pens, Scissors, or one to co-ordinated with your bathroom for make up brushes?

 Alison is persevering with her beaded smocking. Needs to make progress before her next workshop else she will be in trouble with the teacher!

 Annette is sewing down some bias on a beautiful "birdcage cushion, that she did at a workshop a her LQS

And last but not least. our Angie has managed to make something -----
So proud!!

Time is marching swiftly towards our Exhibition date. Poster and flyers are printed, lists are being made and there will be some frantic finishing to do before then.

Put the date in your diary, and we will see you there!

 Saturday 28th September 10 - 4 
Sunday 29th September 12 - 4 

The Bede House
Market Square
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8BT

Bag Raffle
Cushion Raffle
Sales Table

All proceeds will be split between two local charities
Zac's Helping Hand 
The Sanctuary Project