Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's that Time of Year

 When there is a lot of panic finishing going on.

Which included an awful lot of knitting - but we aren't going to expel those members - some things need to be finished!   Including this sweet snowman jumper
 Hopefully it will be back to Patchwork & Quilting in the New Year!

Kay had (at last) finished her beautiful Christmas Sampler hanging. She loves making up the blocks, but isn't so keen on putting them together, I'm so glad she persevered - this is a beauty!

so much detail!

 Some more Star cushions from the project day, being made by Carole

 A couple of the Mini Mania girls brought in their November Applique Challenge
 June is busy folding and pinning fabrics to make a Christmas Tree
 Pat was adding the finishing touches to her Christmas Tree

Pam had made two sizes of Teddy Bear in a Stocking so thought that they needed a "Daddy Bear" size to finish them off

 Sheila has almost finished her Felt Wreath after having to re-make her Polar Bear as her Grandson had taken a liking to the original!
 It was nice to see Hazel with us again, and her cross stitch piece is making progress

Lynda is stitching a Christmas embroidery panel and assured me that this will be finished for Christmas (2017) . I don't doubt that at all!

Elaine was organising some blocks that she had finished  ready to piece this Gypsy Wife quilt
 Anonymous ( this will be a gift)  was stitching little pentagons together to make a babies ball

I believe she has to make two 😉😉😉
 Bridget has added more to her Doggy quilt block

Eileen is making another Christmas Card hanger ready for the postman to call

 Alison just has to add a teeny tiny head to this little Santa before the big day

 And to finish off Angie and Ena are still playing with sparkly baubles
 some are bigger than others - just saying 😉

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Project Day

 Lynda had kindly prepared templates in 3 sizes ready for the ladies to make this decorative cushion. Most of us used Christmassy fabrics and set about sewing the pieces together

some by machine

some by hand
 Pauline (Mr's Beal's apprentice) was not able to attend the workshop, but had done all of her homework and popped in to show us TWO completed cushions! 

Love this fabric
 And lots of pretty cushions were completed
 Thank you Lynda for sorting out the fact that the templates had been published incorrectly!!!! And for a very successful workshop

Pauline had showed some of the ladies how to make a sweet angel tree decoration
 Thank you Pauline

 Bridget had brought in a quilt that had just been completed as a gift for a niece. The Niece was a child when the quilt was started, and now ...... she is not!!! But I am sure that she will love this quilt

I know when this was started .... but I am not THAT cruel !!!!

 As we are coming into the festive season some of the ladies were making beaded decorations

Some REALLY small ones

 and some just small

 And on this table the only angels in sight were the beaded ones!!!

these are tiny beads!
Starting to take shape
Wings sorted

Not actually finished at group but a finished angel non the less

And as the temperature has dropped a certain Mr S is safe to make an appearance

 Brenda is drawing the raffle winner for this great "Yarnbombed" Chair tonight
Keep your fingers crossed

all proceeds are going to the Nystagmus group
Just a little reminder that the all day in December will be on the 12th December rather than the 19th 
There is a notice on the board -

Sunday, 20 November 2016

It May Be Winter Outside........

But you will all be delighted to hear that the boiler has now been repaired and the heat will most definitely be on this week!!

 There are quite a few photos from the past couple of weeks so I won't go on about them, just take a peek at some of the projects being worked on at group.
Marjorie's Hexagons
Lynda's embroidery

Elizabeth's quilt

One of our new ladies was working on this

 Jackie is working on things for her new grandchild

 Lots of Christmas things being prepared


 Lots of sparkly beads

the beginnings of an angel

 Even though we are a PATCHWORK GROUP  we seem to have quite a few knitting projects on the go 

 And Maureen is on the final run of her pretty crochet blanket

 But we DO have some patchwork!

 The Mini Mania Challengers from October

 But BEST of all, we had a marathon session,  filling boxes for The Shoe-Box Appeal

 Very organised here!

 And when we had run out of boxes, we filled bags ready to go into the boxes

 And thanks to our ladies generosity, we sent 53 shoe boxes off for distribution

 I will update you when I know how many boxes were sent from St Mary's but I will say a
to all who have made, donated, helped with this years Shoe Box Appeal!


And we will now start filling a box for Christmas for the Homeless/Food Bank
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