Well hello everyone. Managing to negotiate the Christmas rush without flipping a fuse? Well done! Last week I felt like I could spontaneously combust at any time - but things are a little less catastrophic this week. No progress photos to show you today although I do have some coming.
Over the past six months 10 women have been keeping a big secret! Hard to believe I know - but it's true the cat did not even make a meow let alone get out of the bag. On Saturday we had the Christmas party for our quilt group and let the secret out. Here's a photo
Di with the quilt that we have been making for her. She was overwhelmed and we were so pleased to have made it for her. Here's us with it
From the left: Chris, Meghan, Kerry, Ann, Barb, Sue, Merri, me, Julie.
Unfortunately Clare could not be there due to family committments which was a shame for us since she had put in so much work.
The quilt is a reproduction of one in Annette Gero's book. I think it's called Frederika Josephson - sorry I don't have it here so I can't check. It is all hand pieced. We used fabrics from our stashes mainly - picking ones that we had bought over the years from Di's shop, so that will bring back fabulous memories for her. It was beautifully quilted by Helen who is a long time friend of Di's and does such a wonderful job.
So glad to have it safely delivered. It's hard work trying to remember whether one of our conversations was with our normal group or at a secret meeting.
This week sewing priority is dancing costumes. How many sequins do you need honestly!......and feathers................