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August 25, 2011

Sewing Group

Every couple of weeks or so, I get together with a few other ladies for sewing group. ¬†It’s very informal; about seven or eight of us gather at someone’s house and each bring our own projects to work on. ¬†This week we had: baby mitten knitting, felt needle case making, card making, bags and bunting, cardigan knitting and bandanas for dogs! ¬†So its really more of a craft group than a sewing group.

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We are a real mix from beginners to the more experienced; the focused and the chatty; the perfectionists and laid back (who can knock up two or three¬†cushion¬†covers in an evening!). ¬†But we all enjoy it and it’s great to get together, have a natter, help each other out and share tips and ideas. ¬†Sewing can be a bit of an isolated hobby so its good to do it with others and it makes you put time aside to do it.

Having dutifully washed and ironed the fabric I got at the quilt festival, I spent the evening cutting squares for my baby blankets. ¬†I think I’m going to use fleece as the backing for the blankets to make them nice and cozy. ¬†Trip to the fabric shop required to get some fleece.

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