Thursday, August 30, 2007

Craft groups...

Eighteen years ago I had just had my first baby and had had my first few weeks at home. I had lived in the suburb for a long time but I didn't know anybody. From an advertisement in the local paper I found a newly started craft group at a local church. My son was four weeks old ( and he is now 18, which is how we know how long the group has been going). I forced myself along and even though I have moved further away I am still going. People have come and moved on but there have been warm friendships and special people who have come into my life as a result.
Two weeks ago at our group we were having a discussion about pincushions and I was telling them about this magazine I had. And even though I have heaps of other things to sew I came home that night and made the pincushion from it. So far I have only made one but I have lots of ideas and adaptations hopefully to follow. We have made lots of thing over the years - back then most of us were doing cross stitch but we have spread our wings and usually are willing to try new things. It is a wonderful part of my life and I have to thank them all for the fellowship and and special thanks to Marilyn who was the one who started the group and is still there tirelessly putting up with us.

Here is some eyecandy from Marilyn. She asked me to take some photos and the price of that is that it goes on my blog as well.


Pam said...

I have that magazine as well and have been thinking about making the pin cushion. I like yours. Was it difficult to make? What would you change. I have a few four patches that I thought I could use for the pin cushion. Love the little hankie pincushions!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I need a pincushion badly, but never get around to it. The photo of Marilyns work has given me an idea though. Mum and I were talking about all the old doilies and dressing table sets we have of Grandmas, and what to do with them. You feel bad getting rid of them, but then we will never use them. I could turn some into pincushions - probably without the doll theme in your photo. Thanks for the inspiration.