November 07, 2004

Sewing Party!

Never have I had such fun sewing seams! Proof:


Is that a happy group or is that a happy group? Left to right: Monica and Huxley, Sarah, Jane, Me, Elizabeth, Deni, Stephanie, Alison. (Spelling may be wrong — sorry! And I hope I got names right…)

On Sunday Stephanie graciously hosted a sewing-up party for the Afghans for Afghans Afghanalong being organised by Mason-Dixon Knitting. She had tonnes of food and drink, and many cheerful sew-ers (I was going to write “sewers” but it seemed too, well, drainpipey). The above picture only captures some of the people who were there, many escaped before being photographed.

After much discussion and planning we laid out two blankets, one predominantly red and one mainly pink. Sewing ensued, and more sewing, until strips were achieved:


(Beautiful baby, no?) I had to leave before all of the strips were sewn together, but I’m sure Stephanie will have pictures of the final achievements. They turned out pretty snazzy, I think.

I had a great time, and met many more wonderful knitters, to go with the ones I already knew. Particular mention should go to Aara, who brought her daughter and came all the way from London (Ontario — she’s not crazy!), Sarah, who drove down from Ottawa, and Kelli Ann who came from Montreal and will be hosting a sewing party of her very own on Nov. 28 — anyone in that area, contact her to find out where to go! I heartily recommend it — lots of fun, and the glow of a good deed done. What could be better?

Thanks, Stephanie, for having us all over! The place looked great, your daughters are sweethearts, the new paint is a lovely colour, and it was too warm! All in all a roaring success.

Posted by Aven at November 7, 2004 11:52 PM

Aven, you took much better pictures than I got! And your “not a pound” cake was delicious!

Posted by: Elizabeth at November 9, 2004 01:32 PM

Aven—thanks for sharing the day with those of us who (sob) couldn’t make it. I tell you, I love to see people sewing together. I must have attended a lot of quilting bees and barnraisings in a prior life.

Having a ‘Keeping Quilt’ moment here,

xoxox Kay

Posted by: Kay at November 12, 2004 02:05 PM