Yesterday was our official first meeting day for the year, and what a day!,
Everyone busy chatting, catching up, planning new projects, etc..etc..
Some of the girls had unofficial get togethers over the Christmas break, and others just beavered away at home so lots of Show and Tell to get us inspired.
Caity, who did a workshop on Brazillian Embroidery with the Needlework group last year, decided that she would love to have a go at Elizabethan Embroidery, so with the help of the net, she taught herself the stitches and methods to create this wonderful rooster.
In her travels, Sue saw the cutest soft toy ball, complete with enclosed rattle, of course Sue had to meet the challenge and work out the design to create her own ball.
June will be teaching the Wednesday arvo group her 'Hidden Wells' variation in the near future and bought some samples along to show us. This is the original Quilt June made using this pattern, as she says, "I did this quilt the way I was told in class...."
The design is created by flipping the blocks by quarter turns, one block is the area shown inside the white dotted line in the piccie below.
Betty bought along her latest flimsey to share, a tesselated design that she tells me is really quite simple when you get going.
Spotted Inge using this lovely little felt and fabric needle case book and the tinsiest little Cathederal Window pin cushion made for Inge by her daughter Betty. Inge commented "Betty doesn't have time to make quilts, she does 'little' ". Well yes, she does, we have all seen some of the beautiful little miniatures and things that Betty has created.