Monthly Archives: November 2013

December meetup – christmas swap special

Ho ho ho

The next meetup is the 15th of December so please go to http://www.meetup.com/BurdaStyle/Perth-AU/1060962/ to RSVP if you are coming.  This meet is at my house and the address and directions are in the comments of meetup.  I have a pool so you are welcome to bring your bathers and sneak out for a swim, extra points if its made from the bombshell pattern!

Last year we had a Christmas ornament swap which was a lot of fun so we are doing it again.  Basically make an ornament, wrap it up and then we swap anonymously.  Check out the following links for ideas.

https://www.pinterest.com/suenic/17-christmas-decorations-to-make/

https://www.pinterest.com/dutchandstar/sewn-ornaments/

And here is one from Martha Stewart, dog not included.

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November meetup – relaxed sewing at Brenda’s

elizabeth's_avatarAfter the excitement of the Sewing Weekend Away, now also known as Sewing Camp, the November meet a week later was rather subdued.

Still, Sandra, Sarah W, Irene and I trotted along to Brenda’s house and had the nicest afternoon.  It was positively intimate, and we had wine and nibblies.

I managed to throw together a pair of loose, drawstring, summer shorts, Irene was working on the most fabulous Harry Potter cushion and Sandra knitted (?) knat?

I’m ashamed that I didn’t see what Brenda and Sarah were working on – perhaps they’d like to blog their projects?

Brenda’s place, by the way, is furnished with some absolutely gorgeous vintage pieces.  The woman has style.

Stay tuned to the Meetup site for the December meet.  We’ll do the Christmas ornament swap (so start beading!) and wish each other Merry Christmas.

Usually we take January off, but that’s not set in stone.  Does anyone want to host a January meet?

And – would anyone like to get together over afternoon tea to do some planning for next year?  Perhaps we could go back to some dedicated workshops?  Remember the knicker afternoon?

What happens at Sewing Camp…

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It was a great weekend.  Unlike the last one, there were no car dramas, and we had the delight of a semi-tame kangaroo hopping around peering curiously at us.  The weather was gorgeous and some of us ended the weekend with a dip. Much wine was drunk and quite a lot of sewing happened.  We’re talking about the next one in April-ish next year.

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Here’s Zoe concentrating hard on her hand sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New member Kelly might not have been expecting to be photographed…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa, on the other hand, was warned and ready for the camera.

 

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Kate was concentrating far too hard on her pattern alterations to even look up.

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Helen brought along a project that’s been waiting for some uninterrupted sewing time for quite a while.

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And here is Helen’s refurbished, verge-collection footstool. There was hammering involved and some very bad language at a couple of points!