Our regular fortnightly sewing group haven't had many opportunities to catch up the last few months. Heather started a new job with no Mondays free...Michelle finished one job, left for a month to travel through the centre of Australia with her hubby, then went off working for a couple more weeks...Wendy has been hands on with the medical care of her father-in-law who was diagnosed with cancer....and I've missed them all like crazy.
I managed a coffee morning with Wendy a few weeks back, which was lovely, but we sure missed Heather and Michelle.
Until last night.
Mr E and Michelle's husband had gone out to a men's night at church, so Heather picked Michelle up and they both came over after dinner to have coffee and cake, a catch-up natter and some stitching with me.
I love my friends! x
Heather's stitching a beautiful floral 'welcome' design on linen with variegated threads...
Hasn't she got a
cheeky gorgeous smile?!
Michelle wowed us with the Fireman Sam quilt she designed and stitched for her nephew in England!
She downloaded free Fireman Sam colouring pages off the internet and used them to make the feature blocks, then after stitching, applique and colouring them, she designed the quilt to frame them. I think there will be a very happy little lad in England pretty soon...
I worked on some secret stitching for a new design that will feature in a future Elefantz magazine. It's such a blessing to show my friends what I'm up to and get their feedback, though they disagreed on whether I should use a vintage button on one area of the stitchery. Honestly, they make me laugh so hard with their banter!
Hopefully we'll get a whole day together soon, all four of us. Wendy lives 90 kilometres down the road so couldn't make last night's coffee and cake, but she won't miss out next time.
Friends, stitching, food and laughter...that's definitely a recipe towards a good life.
We don't get a lot of stitching done for the hours we usually spend together, but we sure go home with aching sides from laughing...and satisfied tastebuds.
Do you stitch with a group of friends? I wonder if you are like us and do more talking and eating that sewing?