Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Sisters of Stitch

A year ago, a very lovely lady called Judy decided she would like to start a community craft group. She wanted one where things were not too controlled, no fees, no office bearers, no elections, where all you had to do was turn up. Judy approached her local library. The library staff welcomed her with open arms. That is how 'The Sisters of Stitch' came into being. My neighbour and I started going about 2 months ago. It's great. The group is very friendly and welcoming. There is a wide variety of crafts practised and a wide range of ages as well. It is wonderful to see everyone interacting, helping each out or just admiring each other's work.
Last week we had our first birthday. I should have taken a photo of the food table. As well as being great crafters, the ladies are also great cooks! Let's just say we didn't starve. In the above photo, we have our 2 eldest members, Audrey (left) and Melva cutting the cake. Both ladies are 87 years old and still doing beautiful work. I just hope my eyes and hands are as good as theirs, as I age.
These photos were taken at Tenterfield on the recent long weekend. DH and I escaped to a delightful B&B called Comerford Hall. I can thoroughly recommend it. I even managed to find a bit of time to sit and stitch in their pretty garden, but I forgot to take a photo of that.
The autumn colours were stunning. We don't get much of this in Brisbane, certainly not this intensity or quantity of colour.
I should have some crafty photos soon. I am nearly finished the stitching for block A in the Gardener's Journal stitch-a-long.
Take care everyone,


Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a wonderful group........

Anonymous said...

Now that sounds like a great group much like our Narromine group. No drama just sewing. Happy Birthday to your group xx