Friday night was Remnants Night, but the numbers were waaaay down this month. A shame, as I couldn’t attend last month’s get-together and was really looking to catching up with everyone this time around. Never mind, three of us there early shared a nice meal. Janneke gets the honourable mention of the night with her big plate of still warm, freshly cooked pancakes, served with a squirt or two of maple syrup. Debi arrived shortly after, and then our numbers more than doubled a little later when new members Wendy and Ute arrived, with Ute’s daughter Katarina too.
Katarina had previously hand painted some fabric and spent the evening stitching away on the sewing machine to turn it into a pencil case. This very industrious young lady seemed to know exactly what she was doing, and will certainly have a one of a kind original pencil case to take to school.
The evening was spent machining, hand sewing, slicing and dicing, unpicking, and advice offered here and there. Just the usual type of thing, wouldn’t you say? Ute brought along a lovely quilt in cream and terracotta and wowed us with the fancy pieced border she was making. Kathy was machine quilting but her machine decided to misbehave and she found a mess of tangled threads on the back – that was certainly frustrating.
Janneke worked on another Ronald McDonald quilt in lovely bright colours, turning four patch blocks into split four patches. And Wendy was sewing up a pretty little baby’s cardigan she is making for a colleague.
The evening passed pleasantly, and we were fortified with various cups of coffee and chocolate marshmallows to nibble on, thanks, Kathy. I was in charge of locking up when we all left, and luckily I managed this task for the first time without any problems – whew!