Thursday, 10 November 2011
Below is a picture of the quilt Sheila made - also from an Annie Downs' book, but very much adapted to portray her family. She added pictures of her church, family tree, a lighthouse and changed the faces of the characters and added figures so the Christmas dinner shows members of her family. Sheila started it when she stayed on our CL and came up for the Hatched and Patched day. While she sat sewing with us, her husband painted a lovely picture of our house, as seen from the CL, which is now hanging in our sitting room!
All the people who stay on our CL are always so friendly and lead such interesting lives, we miss them when we are closed but look forward to opening again in March.
I finished my poppy but it wasn't quite the success I'd hoped it would be - in fact, the response when I showed it at P and S was gales of laughter (not very kind). I'm not sure I can wear it with pride:
Lastly, Sandra brought over the bags she's made for the Bag-making for beginner's course on wednesday. We'll make the shopper in the morning (dead easy), then the lined, tweedy handbag in the afternoon. The shopper can be made out of any material you like, and would be a great stocking-filler:
There are still places if anyone wants to book!!