Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Brightening up a miserable day!!

Caroline, our long lost friend, arrived first looking very slim but tired.  Caring for relatives is obviously hard work but seems to be good for the diet!! Lovely to see her & we wish her all the best for a fabulous holiday in Brazil.  Enjoy the wedding Caroline!

We started with the usual, tea & cakes.  This week "Apple, oat & raisin spiced muffins"

Having discussed Japanese folded patchwork last week, Alison was finishing one of her "UFO's", a folded hexagon from a demo at Thameside Quilters last year.

                                    Janet decided to finish the binding & sleeve on a demo quilt for Needle & Thread.
 The pattern is from "Scrap Basket sensations" & Janet used a fabric range called 'Hometown' by Sweetwater for Moda.

I did make some lovely pumpkin & chorizo soup for our lunch but had some hungry visitors at the weekend so it was a warming sausage casserole followed by plum crumble (must free up some space in my freezer!) for lunch instead!

I have been trying to finish some tassles for my sister for her table runner for ages & managed to get them almost completed - they are quite fiddly & I now know why I usually buy them ready made!!

Janet has been busy & showed us the quilt top for her daughter Stephanie, to go in her newly completed bedroom.  It is made from a charm pack & layer cake using 'Strawberry Fields' by Fig tree from Moda.
Love the colours.  Turning the squares onto point makes a lovely change.  Lucky Stephanie!!

A few cups of tea later, it was starting to get dark.  No more room for cakes so we all packed up.  The days seem so short at the moment but it is lovely to shut the curtains & settle in for a night of stitching!
I managed to purchase more of my background fabric (for the hexagons from last week) at 'Patchwork Cabin' in Bookham, so watch this space....I may tick off one item from my ever growing list!

Looking forward already to next week.  Chris you were missed, maybe soon we can be the Tuesday 5 again!

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