Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Back Together Again!

It was such a warm feeling to come back to Susie's cottage this Spring and to be able sit together, stitch, chat and share our work once more. The cottage was filled with projects Susie had worked on during the pandemic. Her design wall had pieces that were appliqued by hand and machine pieced - all in cheerful solid colors and prints.
Carol H. showed us a beautiful shawl she was knitting, as well as a couple of quilts which had recently been machine quilted by Barbara.
Daphne joined us for a few meetings before her move to New Hampshire, but we hope she'll be coming back to visit from time to time. Here is a lovely quilt she shared with the group.
Carol S. has nearly completed the Christmas tablecloth she has been working on, a labor of love as it had been started by her mother years before.
Anne is knitting a beautifully complex and textured blanket. Here are a few of the unblocked squares which she has completed.
This is only a selection of the pieces of handwork we've been working on. As always, it's a pleasure to share these photos. See you next time!!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

A New Normal

It has been three months since we've gathered at Susie's cottage, as the coronavirus swept over the world and caused us to shelter in place to avoid contagion. We wear masks in public and stay mostly at home, but thanks to technology some of us are still able to meet through Zoom. While it isn't perfect, it's a great way to see each other and share our stories every week.

Many of us are still stitching, while some are busy with work and grandchildren.
Here are a few recent creations...

Pat R has been working on Lucy Boston blocks made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
What a treat for the eyes!

Carol H made this adorable baby quilt, with a sweet fabric on the back!

Jane's children's sweaters are amazing and so cute!!

Judy has done an appliqué bird and a bit of embroidery.

Finally, this quote seems to capture the spirit of our group 
and felt like a good way to end this post.

"Any woman who sews or knits or weaves,
blends colors in a tapestry, or creates a patchwork quilt,
knows by the feel that a single thread is weak,
but the weaving, the blending, the intertwining
with many others makes it strong.
Any woman alone without friends to sustain her,
to nurture and support, to hold with loving arms,
like a single thread, is weak.
But the weaving, the loving, the nurturing of others,
the networks of friendship make her strong."
Barbara ~ The Kinship of Women

Hopefully our next post will include photos from an in-person meeting!
Meanwhile, let's all stay well and keep stitching!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Autumn and Early Winter

Winter has just begun and many of us have had a busy and productive Autumn.

Carol H. worked on this beautiful cowl,

and a warm and colorful pair of socks.

Anne has continued with her needle turned appliqué squares.

Barbara did this redwork embroidery,

and finished piecing her village quilt,
with shops representing local stores in our town.
We're encouraging her to exhibit it locally when it's completed!

Pat K, who now lives in South Carolina, won her first
 ribbon there with this beautiful Mrs. Lincoln quilt.

Jane knitted this lovely, soft baby sweater.

Susie shared this wonderful sailboat quilt she made...

and she's been working on these hand stitched and appliquéd
squares for a quilt,

as well as some tiny one inch hexagons,
arranged with a fabric motif hexi in the center.

Judy made some fabric landscapes for a show,

and a little appliquéd lady in the snow.

Daphne shared some pretty quilted mats.

And our newest member, Carol S., is working on an
embroidered tree skirt begun years ago by her mother.

Here's Barbara again, with a sweet hand appliquéd wool piece,

as well as a hand embroidered table runner!

Last but not least, Pat R graciously posed wearing 
a beautiful cowl she knitted,

and shared two more adorable sweaters 
for her hand knit bunnies!

As always, we all feel so fortunate to belong to this group
and enjoy seeing what everyone is working on.

So glad we can share our work with you!

Thanks so much for visiting!