Sunday, 30 November 2014

Heart Cushions Galore

November was the last Remnants night of the year, and what a night we had.  Our core numbers were swelled by other members coming to lend a hand with the pretty pink heart cushions.  Our club had been asked to make these in pink fabrics for Breast Cancer patients, and we were only too happy to help.  After all, we all know of family or friends who have been touched by this terrible disease, as have some of our members.

The Art Club rooms were full of activity.  Some were cutting out and stitching cushions on their sewing machines, while others were busily stuffing and stitching them closed.

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Thanks to the Finance Committee for funding the stuffing, and the bags to package the completed hearts in.  They looked so nice all tied up with a ribbon on top.  Yvonne was kept  busy doing this important finishing touch.

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These cushions relieve the pressure after breast cancer surgery, during radiation treatments, and from rubbing against a seat belt, with the heart shape giving physical comfort from pain. 

As it was the last Remnants night of the year, everyone brought extra special items for our shared meal.  There were salads, chicken, savouries and stuffed eggs.  Desserts too – lemon slice, a delicious home made sponge whipped up by Mary, and a jelly cake.  All so tasty and delicious.  Thanks to everyone who came along to help with the cushions, and some stayed a little later to work on their own projects.

Jenny

Monday, 10 November 2014

Remnants 31 October

Friday 31st  saw a small group of members meet for a shared dinner and an evening of sit and stitch.  A few of our regulars were unable to come but we still had a great night.

Using the clubs light box ,Leigh traced patterns for a Christmas stitchery she had recently purchased and showed us a beautiful ufo she has finally finished after setting herself a challenge. 

Sarah and Kaye worked on their beautiful pieces started in Camilla Watsons hand applique class, it is amazing to see these come to life as they do more stitching.

Mary C worked on completing a hand applique wall hanging while Jenny did more on her stitchery. 

Janelle and Sandra worked on machine piecing and Kathy attached pieces and started another of the blocks for her block of the month called Berties Year. 

Remnants is a very social night and a great wind down at the end of a busy week, with someone always there to offer encouragement and advice .

Roll on the end of this month. Hope to see you there!

Kathy