The meet post went up like usual but covertly we planned a bit of a cerebration: food, wine…not much sewing, that kind of thing. We met at a top secret location (Bunnings Malaga. Big green shed, on the corner of Malaga Drive and Marshall Road? You can’t miss it) then at 1:35pm we jumped into our cars and headed around the corner, convoy style. We were perfectly timed, like a brand new sewing machine (I’m not sure why we bothered to lug them along as well) as Sandra decided to pop to the ladies just as we pulled up. We quickly absorbed Lily into our devious plan and when she led Sandra back out with closed eyes we sprung our trap singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and generally making a lot of noise.
The rest of our afternoon was full of sewing gossip, a (tiny) bit of sewing, plenty of yummy food and drink (thank you to everyone for bringing such yummy treats!) and our usual fill of laughter.
Gill made an amazing cake with little sewing toppings
And it tasted great too!
I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came. Sandra is a huge part of our wonderful sewing group, without her we’d be homeless and I guarantee we’d never have grown to such numbers as we have now. Sunday was the perfect day to surprise her and give her a much deserved thank you from all of us.
Here are a few more pics from our day: