Sunday, 8 November 2015

CHRISTMAS is Coming!

Janice completed this stained glass window project that she started at the Village Patchers. This project was not for the faint hearted. She used a twin needle to stitch the black outline in place. Stunning.

Janice also had time to make these hanging pockets. when you put a reel of thread in them they change shape completely. The little cones, she saw on one of the craft programmes and improvised. These are made out of two quarter circle shapes. Very clever idea and would look great on the Christmas tree.

I'm sure that woman employs slave labour! Janice also had time to make 10 Beatson Bags. I got two lovely emails from McMillan Nurses at the Beatson thanking us for the syringe driver bags.

The lovely Fee had a finish this week. CAPTAIN AMERICA! She crocheted this for her friend.

I had time to play with my sewing machine! I had bought fat quarters at the quilt show to make some Baby Bunting for a friend who is expecting a little girl. The Christmas stocking was one of Janice's ideas and the fringing is from an IKEA fleece blanket.

May at the Village Patchers completed a Beatson Bag.

It is time for Linda's Shoe Box Appeal has had fun sourcing items for this box. We have supported this charity for a number of years but Linda has decided to call it a day. This will be her last year as a coordinator  because it takes up so much of her time, space in her home and the postage is expensive. It costs between £2.50 and £3 to post each box. To help cover the cost of postage I have given Linda a donation of £20 from our funds. Any cash donation towards the cost of postage will be very welcome.

Stephanie also had time to knit some squares for Lisa's charity for the sick kids. Elaine has volunteered to sew squares together to make the blankets.

Caroline had fun working on this star blanket for a friend's baby who decided to appear a wee bit too early. Mother and baby are doing well and the blanket is superb.

Donna created some more brooches and has just completed crocheting this scarf for herself. It has been worked in Lisa's yarn but has still to be blocked. The lace pattern is very delicate.

Christmas is definitely on its way! Caroline P was delighted to showcase her Christmas wreaths. I love these!

Patsy has really caught the quilting bug. This is the quilt she made for her sister's Christmas and below is a play mat that she sewed as a Christening present.

The Quilt on the right is one that Patsy made for a friends Silver Wedding. A Star is Born! fabulous quilts,

Christmas party is on Tuesday 1st December. Remember to bring  a present to the value of £5 for pass the parcel.

The group will donate £20 from funds for The Glasgow Fort charity event to fund a sensory room at Rose of Lima Primary.

We stop on 1st of December because it is always difficult parking at the Fort in the run up to Christmas.

The group will start up again on Tuesday 12th of January 2016.

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