Monday, 30 January 2012

And we're off!

On a bright (but cold) Saturday morning, our little sewing and knitting group was born! Everyone who attended (thanks to Marilyn, Vicky and Janet) agreed the room is simply purr-fect; spacious, good light, warm and relaxed. Who could ask for anything more?

After setting up, I decided to finish that 'hanging-around-for-ages-project' which plagues us all; so Burda jumpsuit 119 finally came out of the bag for completion. No sooner had my foot pressed down on the pedal than I was joined by the groups' first enthusiast. Maggs the 'chirpy knitter' promptly set out the tea and coffee and we we're officially open!
I was joined over the course of the day by two other lovely ladies and gentleman who popped in to offer the group three used sewing machines free-of-charge. The generosity of local people has been overwhelming. Anyone got a tissue? Something in my eye......

Some of the day's projects....

Vicky makes a start on Simplicity 2281 (View B) in black crepe

Ironing the pattern...

Jan finishes off a chunky snood in grey wool.

Maggs The Chirpy Knitter handles 60 stitches on four needles.

Found! Half finished shift dress in box donated
by lovely-lovely-lou. Seams are mismatched but shape is fab!

Digging for treasure in box of donated fabrics.

We had a good gossip and got down to some nice crafting over a couple of hours. Lovely Lou's donated fabrics went down particularly well, with some ladies taking pieces away to make scarves, lavender pillows and muslins for other dresses (see pink/black retro shift dress with killer princess seams).

Red Kitty will be investigating the kind offer of three sewing machines for the group, apparently they belonged to a late local resident who loved sewing.  If they work we can set them out for future attendees, which would be a fitting tribute to the owner. 

Hoping next week will be as good and more people make it down (hint-hint). As a drop-in session it's a great way to while away an hour or two....:)

What's that? A picture of moi? 

Of course I won't be revealing my secret identity anytime soon (you'll have to come to the group to unmask me, ha-ha!), but here is my Burda jumpsuit finished later at home. 

Ciao for now. RKx


  1. Aww, it all looks so nice. Wish I lived in the area. I will try to pop in one day. Its amazing how generous people are.

  2. You are MORE than welcome to join us anytime Dibs, we'd love to see you! You can show us that HOT One Shouldered Pattern Runway Dress you've recently downloaded, if anyone is going to sew that brilliantly it's you.