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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sewing at Sandy's

It was Sandy's turn to kick her husband out of the house this morning, as we descended upon her for our weekly sewing get-together.
Do you remember this stunning view from their house? This is how it looked this morning, gorgeous!
You too could wake up to this view, if your interested... look here
We have a new addition to our little sewing group, she is also called Chris, she's the Chris on the right, above.That's Chris on the left too...and Sandy's husband is called Chris .....
Above, is Judith on the left and of course, the infamous Sandy!!
'New Chris' has introduced us to a new technique. She does 'Drawn Thread Work', it's so intricate but very effective. She must have so much patience as you have to count the threads of the fabric..
She is hoping to complete 4 and make them into cushion covers.
This is 'Original Chris's' quilt, it's for her 2nd grandchild due at the end of March. She's hand embroidered a sweet little fairy in the centre.
This is my latest quilt, made from recycled and vintage fabric. I like it... It's going to be backed with a deep red cotton.
Above and below are Sandy's latest quilts, she's our most prolific quilt maker...
The quilt below was taken from the Shabby Roses BOM on Elefantz blog last year.
And, last but by no means least is Judith's....she's been working on this for 35 years...maybe she should take a leaf from Sandy's book....oops!! Sorry Judith!! Aww, that hurt!!!

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh how I long to be there.....
Lovely to meet you, ladies, very impressed with all the great quilts. I love drawn thread work, used to do it at school in 'domestic science'

Wipso said...

What absolutly gorgesous work is going on in your sewing group.
A x

Blu said...

Wow you talented ladies!..

Jenny of Elefantz said...

So many lovely things to see! The drawn threadwork is sublime - I'm envious of those who have that gift!
Love the recycled quilt top, and the Shabby Roses quilt top is beautiful. :-)

Clare Wassermann said...

ohhh lovely - great idea linking from facebook to blog like that - never thought of that

Lynn said...

How nice to sit with freinds to sew...and the creations are all simply devine! love them all.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Oh my goodness, such beautiful work.....must admit I love the vintage fabrics in your quilt. The views there is spectacular! Loved meeting them all

Shropshire Suz said...

Oh WOW!!...stunning view and fab work what a great get together in such a stunning setting..very jealous x

Polyvore a free site is so much fun but totally addictive hehe
Cant wait to get my hands on the real thing hehe
Have a fab day hugs xx

Judith said...

I don't mind Jude, atleast I am sticking with it and it should be finished very soon. I do enjoy are get togethers as it keeps me motivated.

Menopausal musing said...

Sunshine AND sewing? Heaven! Beautiful work going on there. :O)

Robyn said...

Hi Judith... you girls look like you're having such fun!!
My group's sewing get together is tomorrow... Wooohoo!!

Jude, is that the hexi quilt you couldn't find for a while.
Gosh it looks stunning especially with the light and wind...lol
Beautiful!

Sandy said...

I think our standard of work is growing every week, new ideas, new people! Judith is right, having a group keeps us all motivated and having our sewing group meet at each other's homes makes a nice morning out, catching up on the gossip and arranging other get-togethers. I love all our sewing group's work, each piece shows our own imagination and style and gives us all individuality - I love my sewing!

Heather said...

They look fab! Very jealous, would love to be sewing in the sunshine. I suppose I'll make do with knitting in the London gloom...enjoy ladies! x

MarmaladeRose said...

Wow! How many little hexes! No wonder Judiths quilt has taken 35 years!
Thank you for letting us join in with your little sewing group today. Beautiful work.

Chris said...

Hi Jude, What inspiring show and tell. Everything is so beautiful! Congrats on finishing your hex quilt top. Those fabrics are wonderful. Wish I was there in that beautiful villa. Instead we are months away from the first flowers (which means I have much more time to sew and dye)

Graham said...

I laughed at the comments about my mums quilt, you do know it was about that size when i was 5 years old, i think she's added a patch a year.