Our meeting this month was held once again in Wendy's home, with five of our members attending. First up was some yummy morning tea provided by Kathleen and Jenny. Then with clean fingers and hands, we began show and tell.
Kathleen had finished a quilt which utilised her squares from last year. Adding in some other shapes as well as the squares, Kathleen went through her stash to see what colour fabrics she had that would work. The fabrics were machine pieced, then hand quilted around the shapes.
Annette had been working on another robyn. This time in blackwork, still using the same greeting card as inspiration. Annette is trying to use the blackwork stitches to capture the contemporary stylised mood of the greeting card.
Robyn had been working on this small surface stitched piece which will be made into a phone/Opal card bag.
This clam-shell piece is Kathleen's problem piece. Using lovely soft colours and the clam shell shape, Kathleen is making this quilt for her Mum. With ideas from our group members, Kathleen will now finish it to be a knee quilt so it doesn't need to be too long.
This little cardigan is one that Annette has made using variegated wool for Morris & Son's. The ruffles on the sleeves need to be removed as the Young Lady for whom it was made bites at the ruffles when she wears it.
Jenny had been knitting more hats for winter. This one uses left over yarn form a jumper that she made last year. Jenny made use of the beginnings of a circular shawl pattern to begin this hat with double pointed needles. She then knitted out to the width she wanted, then decreased back to her head measurement and made a rib band. The hat is flat, a beret style which Jenny loves.
This is another hat that Jenny has knitted using the same idea as above, this time in a blue colour which she found in her stash. It is an 8 ply pure wool from Lyncraft.
Robyn is in the process of knitting a scarf from cotton yarn. The Willow leaf Scarf pattern is from the book 'Dyeing To Spin & Knit' and will be space dyed when completed.
Jenny has been making crochet Granny Squares using a pattern she found on Pinterest. The center flowers are from a single ball of Norro yarn that she bought on holiday some years back, and the blue is left over from her stash. The granny squares were meant to be made into a bag, however the problem exists that there is not enough of the Norro yarn to complete the number of squares required, nor may there be enough of the blue left in the stash to complete the project. So Jenny has added another colour of Norro ( also from her stash) and has decided to add some mustard to the mix to give the bag some life.
Our little group still needs to be creative with our meeting space. Next moth will will be coming to you form the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.