Saturday, 7 February 2015

Knit and Stitch is four!

This week, Knit and Stitch had its fourth birthday, which is a great achievement.  Sewing and knitting for good causes is obviously very popular.  We had cake (provided by me - so far no one has phoned in sick!) and everyone seemed to enjoy it. 

Here are some of the sewers.  Most people are bordering or binding tops, but the little group on the left are 'de boning' some donated pyjamas, which will make some lovely quilts once the fabric is on useable pieces.  They worked away at this tedious task, and then Dorothy kindly volunteered to take the rest home and finish the task.  Very kind.  

Here are the knitters, busy knitting and chatting.  There were about 30 people there altogether, with the knitters making up the majority.  

Here's a better photo of the sewers.  You can see Emily and Doreen busy with the pyjamas, and right at the back, Fiona (who had a sewing machine for Christmas!) busy under Paula's excellent tuition, making her first blocks.  

The knitters are able to spread themselves along the tables, as they aren't constrained by the position of the electrical sockets.  Recently we managed to fuse the hall, so are being a bit more careful these days! 

Maria is an extremely prolific and talented quilter and she brought along her usual half dozen completed quilts.  Like me, she is a big fan of Mile a Minute, and usually makes one each month!  This one looks so good sashed in red.  

Here is another i sashed.  They both look great, don't they?  Anyone is welcome to come along, so see if you can squeeze it into your diary in March.