Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Last day of holidays!!

 Cannot believe it is the last day of my holidays - six weeks is never enough & as yet, I have not managed much sewing.

Today it was just two of the regulars - Caroline & myself, plus Caroline's daughter Holly.  Alison & Janet are still away & Chris is recovering from a stay in hospital.  We wish her well.

As usual the obligatory tea & cake - lemon drizzle & some left over victoria sandwich.

 Holly had chosen this fun fabric from Ikea & today I was showing her how to make cushion covers.
 Caroline was cutting the extra fabric off her black & white quilt made from about thirty different black & white fabrics, some left overs & some new finds.

Holly was given a lesson on my sewing machine & was about to sew her first ever seam!!

 Wow - two cushions, beautifully finished with envelope fastenings at the back.  I think Holly was pleased & proud of her first attempt - maybe Caroline will have competition in the future!
 After jacket potatoes with coronation chicken & prawns, apple crumble & more tea!!  As yet I have to sew a stitch!!
 Caroline, with the almost finished quilt.  she will now be able to finish the binding by hand when she goes away next week.

Lucky her - sitting by the lakes sewing in the sunshine, or all cosy by the fire if the weather is inclement!!

I did actually manage to sew together a few seams as the others were packing up.  My neighbour had a baby last week & her two year old son wouldn't let the baby anywhere near her quilt, so this is for him!
Hopefully there will be a few more of us next week but I think it will be the end of September before we are all together again.
Until then.....

1 comment:

  1. oh, i do hope you get your fair share of machine time!!!!!