Yesterday I spent a wonderful day sewing with friends. As always it was a day full of laughter, great food and even a little sewing. Our very first sewing day was just over a year ago, but it feels like we’ve been getting together for so much longer. There’s something about sewing with friends that means no conversational topic is taboo and we cover a lot of different topics, maybe that’s why we feel like old friends! This year Julie had the brilliant idea to have our own little birthday club. In my last post
I shared the (belated) gift I made Rachael. Today I’d like to share the gorgeous gifts that I received. Yes, my birthday is coming up!
made me the most amazing Liberty pillow using the Wheel of Fortune pattern from Jen Kingwell’s new book Quilt Lovely. The background fabric is a beautiful linen/cotton blend.
Julie made me this adorable pouch using Tessa’s new zipper pouch tutorial (featuring Denyse Schmidt fabric), a stunning Liberty log cabin pin cushion and a Liberty wrapped wooden spoon.
My friends know me well! And they totally spoilt me! Next up is Deb’s birthday so we’ll be spending the next few weeks plotting a surprise for her.
Finally, just to prove that I did get a little sewing done, here’s an update on the hand quilting on my Pack Patch mini. It’s my go-to project for our sewing days, it’s so easy to pack (especially when you have loads of books, produce, gifts and food to carry as well) and hand-stitching and chatting go perfectly together.