Sunday, July 27, 2008

South of the River!

The beautiful Swan River runs through the middle of Perth suburbs causing a divide - north and south of the river! Our Perth quilt guild regularly meets monthly "north of the river" and yesterday a sewing day was arranged "south of the river"! Around 70 people turned up and it was just lovely - a beautiful, bright, sunny day for a change and not so cold. Lots of good company and "show and tell". I must show you another beautiful Sophie Digard scarf (see Post - 2 July). This beauty is beautifully worn by Debbie, the new owner of Calico and Ivy Dorothea, who has been 33 years with the association, turns 90 in December. This should be an inspiration to us all! Dorothea is still a very active stitcher and has taught in Perth for many, many years. The quilt above is English paper-pieced little hexagons and diamonds and was 20 years in the making.
Now, this one, Dorothea has been doing for only a couple of years - just glorious! Her daughter Candy is on the left and dear friend, Gwen is on the right. I felt very honoured to be able to sit, chat and sew (crochet!) with this wonderful group.

Talking about crochet, I am just loving making my Babette Blanket. However, as I am not a great way into it, am thinking of going quite upmarket in wool choice and doing it in Baby Cashmerino - expensive, but so delightfully soft and I do have trouble with wool next to my skin.

Oh, decisions, decisions - we'll see! Today I am going to have a little play with CWLL again - gloomy and rainy here again, so a great day to stay indoors.

Enjoy your weekend everyone - 'bye!

6 Lovely People said ...:

Bernadette said...

Lurline what lovely show and tell and that scarf is absolutely to die for! I hardly do any crocheting these days but that could just tempt me, I wonder if there is a pattern available! I also love your babette pattern, also very tempting.

Julia said...

Great photos Lurline.
Wish I could have been there!

Love that scarf, and Dorothea is an amazing lady, what an inspiration she is!
Hugs Julia

Kristie said...

It makes me happy to see someone so dedicated to quilting!! Such lovely quilts! And I love the scarf!

Helz said...

Adore the colours Debbie has used in her scarf just looks so chic... Dorothea sounds like one amazing lady !!!

Myra said...

Sounds like an awesome time with awesome ladies! Good for you!
Love the photos Lurline!
Happy stitchings!

dkshopgirl said...

Love the Sophie Digard Scarf! WHere can I see more of them???
online anywhere???