Saturday 29 July 2017

2017 Wk 30 - Shopping - and Group Sewing

 If you don't get time to sew you are allowed to fabric shop instead right? Them is the rules?

Well I think them's the rules so on Thursday I took myself off to a log cabin in a friend's garden - a utopia of a log cabin where she sells fabrics and notions, and has tables where you can sit and sew or browse books and the walls for inspiration.

I did (mostly) buy for projects that need a specific fabric (although the tractor fabric doesn't have a plan!)

The purple has now been used as binding for this - the Boyfriends' Quilt, and it has joined the pile of quilts needing a couple of hours attention while I hand stitch the binding to the back before they can be declared fully finished

On Saturday I joined a group of ladies in our sister church, St Andrew's, for our first session of Stitch.  This is part of a Spark initiative we are starting with and for women in the community

SPARK: To ignite passion and compassion for women and with women here and throughout the world, based on the knowledge that God loves us and we can share this love with other women. Spark has three strands:
  • Chat Talk-in to explore issues relevant to women in our community
  • Stitch Creative opportunities to make stuff which might meet community needs both here and in the world 
  • Hush Quiet time and space for just being, contemplation and prayer
So we started with Stitch - contribution to Days for Girls from women within the communities around Wraysbury who meet on the last Saturday morning of the month to make pads and bags for young women deprived of hygiene products .

We had about 15 women turn up with almost as many sewing machines: cutting, measuring, sewing and very importantly - making coffee!

We only *finished* a few items but got about 30 of these liners almost finished and a dozen or so shields

A bit of info about the project is here,

or follow the link 

One other bit of shopping - husband bought me three of these:  Soak one in water and absorbent beads swell and remain damp for ages - tie it around your neck and it keeps you neck cool for ages! Thoroughly recommend for menopausal ladies!!!!

As much as I feel like I was in 1982 in the Dexy's Midnight Runners video, they are great!

1 comment:

  1. I believe the correct saying is ... if you get time to sew, you're *additionally* allowed to shop for fabric. That's how we do it here! Buying fabric for specific projects is a great way to keep stash enhancement to a reasonable level, and then you get the bonus of buying fabric "just because" - because it matches something you have, because it's on sale, because it makes you smile - pretty much any "because" will work ;)

    Boyfriends' Quilt is cute, and you're in the home stretch - you could probably finish it off in an evening or so!

    The projects you picked for Stitch will definitely make a difference for women - imagine having to go off to a hut every month - jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!! :( That's a VERY worthwhile project!


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