Monday, November 28, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 28th November, 2011

It was our second-last meeting of the year today.

Glennys was back, with good news about her grand-daughter's recovery. Today Glennys worked on a couple of the remaining blocks for her "My Blue Heaven" quilt.
This is one of them, and the other is a 64-patch block.

It was great to have Joy back again. She still isn't feeling great, but we were happy she was well enough to attend. During her illness she has done some sewing, and a couple of her long-term projects are now completed tops.  We look forward to seeing them at future meetings. Today Joy was sewing beads and shiny bits to this Christmas tree:

Vireya made a few pentagon shapes, and stitched together most of another sunflower:

Carol brought along this project which we think wins the prize for the oldest unfinished quilt (if there were such a prize). It is Carol's first quilt, which she began in 1995.
Today she did a little "unsewing" to fix a couple of blocks which were in the wrong place, while her lovely daughter Isabella had a look at everyone's work and entertained us with big smiles before taking a little nap.

Marie has added the roof and the garden to the house she showed us last time:
It looks great! She also embroidered the title banner for the top border. Today she was working on embroidered details for the bottom border.

Our next meeting is in two weeks, on the 12th December. It will be the final meeting for the year, and we will have a combined afternoon tea break-up with the knitters. Bring a plate if you are coming along!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Quilters' Circle - 14th November, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIE!

Today we celebrated Marie's birthday with some afternoon tea and a few cards and gifts.
Marilyn remembered the day, and sent a lovely card and gift by post, which we all admired.

Glennys couldn't be with us because her little grand-daughter became very ill over the weekend, and is in the Children's Hospital. Glennys was at the hospital with her this afternoon. We all hope that the little one makes a full recovery quickly!

Marie showed this house she is making for a gift for someone:
It will get a roof and some garden next. I'm not sure we will see it completed though, as I think she may have to present it before our next meeting.

Today Marie appliqu├ęd circles while drinking tea from her very appropriate mug:
I forgot to ask what the circles are going to become. We will have to wait and see.

The paper-pieced pentagons Vireya was playing with last time are turning into sunflowers. Today she finished stitching this one together, and most of a second one.
Very bright!

Mary dropped by and had afternoon tea with us. We tried to persuade her to come back, so maybe we will see her with some quilting next time.

Wendy is at home with a broken ankle. Hope you are back on both feet again soon, Wendy!

Special thoughts too for Joy, who has been improving but couldn't make it today, and Dorothy who celebrated a birthday last week.

We have only two meetings left for this year. The penultimate meeting will be in two weeks, on 28th November. Hope to see everyone again then!