We left home at 9am, to head off down the road to Stitchin' Heaven. There were bands of mist drifting across the valley, making the Waterloo Monument on Peneil Heugh look as if it was floating in the air (click on the photo to enlarge it for a better look)
there was more mist further down the road
we were held up by roadworks
it was very annoying to have to drive behind this truck at 10mph for THIRTY YARDS, when the work was completely on the other side of the road
never mind, as soon as I got to Stitchin' Heaven, Carolyn put the kettle on and made me a cup of tea. Carolyn was minding the shop today, as Anne is still quite poorly. However Anne joined us at lunchtime and spent the afternoon with us. Since she has been ill I had only spoken to her on the phone, so it was good to see her. As always, everyone was busy sewing. Annie was sewing together lots of tiny squares, which will eventually become a table runner
she had made these two pretty holders for reels of thread .......
...... and this lovely bag
Frances was working on her applique blocks - she has found the perfect fabrics for her thistles
Sue was continuing the hand-quilting of her Lilly Pilly
Carolyn has been designing blocks - I like her pumpkins
Margaret was working on a complex pattern of hexagons and diamonds
Ros's applique basket is very pretty
and lastly Lucie was working on a whimsical applique. I am hoping that she will make up patterns for her whimsical blocks, as I would love to make a quilt with them
Lucie was also taking photos, so we pointed our cameras at each other, counted to three and snapped (yes, a bit childish!)
Sue brought in a very special present for Annie. Some time ago she had been given these beautiful Japanese dolls, which are made of paper. However, beautiful as they are, they are not her thing, and knowing that Annie loves all things Japanese, she gave them to her (I was most envious!)
did I buy anything ....... I may have, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see!