On Tuesday I had a real 'me' day and became a 'Lady who Lunches' but there were stitches involved too.
During the morning Trudi arrived in time for a cup of tea. I love getting together with Trudi as she is as prolific with her sewing as her blog name suggests. I always feel privileged when she shows me what she has made and her works in progress. I am such a beginner when compared to such an awesome sewist, but Trudi is an encourager and bolsters my confidence.
After a rather nice lunch we eventually got down to sewing some Bee Blessed blocks. This was rather a doddle as Trudi had come with several blocks already cut out and ready to sew. We did five blocks in an hour. Now I know why Trudi is so prolific - she prepares before she sews!
|Bee Blessed blocks|
Once Trudi left late in the afternoon, I got dinner organised and eaten before I headed out to Tanya's for an evening of "Stitching it Together". The lovely Hannah was on a mission to show us how to crochet. I have crocheted as a little girl and some of the techniques did come back to me. Within the evening we had made a little basket.
|Little crocheted basket|
I have to say that I was really taken with crocheting so I bought another couple of balls of string (yes string!) and made a slightly bigger basket.
|Bigger crocheted basket|
So now I have two rather cute baskets and a new passion. I think that I could become addicted to crocheting, although I might need another pattern and a larger variety of stitches in my arsenal.
|A pair of baskets|
I can highly recommend becoming a 'Lady who Lunches & Stitches'. It was a good day!