Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday ... Girlfriends' Day!

Yes, another day with the girls! Here we are at Gwen' place all beautifully decorated in the Canadian way for Christmas - what a lovely day it was!

See Lynnie, back middle, she's our knitting teacher. Next to her in the black top is dear Jan of Gallivantour, a lovely surpise to see her back for Christmas! Several of us carried on with our sock-knitting lesson, with a couple managing to get the heel turned.

Take note of the 'work in progress' front middle of the table - this is Kris's hexagon quilt - being assembled using American piecing method, so much work!

Kris's work prompted Gwen to show us a quilt she bought in the Appalachians in 1975 - isn't it just wonderful? Makes you wonder about all those wonderful fabrics and where they came from! It is hand-quilted in a Baptist Fan design - just beautiful! Cost Gwen the grand sum of $50 - what would it be worth today?

Thanks, dear friend Robin for trialling yet another of my Happy Bags! Robin has read over my notes and helpfully made additions and corrections The pattern will most likey be published in our Australian magazine, Down Under Quilts, early 2009.
Quite a few have asked for pattern/dimensions - hopefully I will be able to let you have them soon - I'll see what I can do!
I'm a little behind answering emails - I guess we are all pretty busy these days, so please forgive!
Have a happy day (cold and wet, here!) - hugs!

5 Lovely People said ...:

Shari said...

Looks like you all had such a fabulous time!! If this rain keeps up we are going to need our socks for Christmas! A lot different than the 45C last year... hopefully I'm not speaking too soon. Hugs...

Purple and Paisley said...

your girlfriends' days look like so much fun! =)

Terri S said...

I love your Girlfriend Days posts. It looks like so much fun!! You forgot a picture of the progress on your socks. I'm anxious to see. Haven't tried socks yet, but I plan to soon.

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun day. The hexagon quilt is truely amazing and what a steal.

Ruth said...

Lurline thank you for the wonderful pressie for Chookjyblue's secret santa swap. I loved the snowman and the little basket. The tablerunner is darling. Thanks again.