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A few years ago when I decided I wanted to learn to be more crafty, and in particular I wanted to learn how to sew, I stumbled upon the Australian Sewing Guild's Pomona group and joined up.
It was a wonderful group of women who have such fantastic knowledge that they are only too happy to share with anyone who wants to learn. I have certainly benefited from that willingness to share, and I hope I've been able to give a little back to the group in other ways.
|This is our meeting - every month we get together and do stuff - it's a lovely environment together. |
We use our local Lion's Club Den - they are very kind to share it with us.
|The lady on the left is the creator of this gorgeous quilt!|
Anyway, so this weekend we are heading off on a retreat, to Tin Can Bay. A retreat is where you go away for a weekend and you take your sewing/craft/whatever, and you don't have to cook, or clean, or do anything other than your chosen craft, all weekend. How absolutely decadent will this be! My wonderful (kind of) sister in law is coming with me, and I think there'll be 6 or 8 of us all up for the weekend - delightful!
I have taken some crochet and some sewing. I am really enjoying getting into crochet at the moment. I want to make a new start on a floppy beret cap for a friend, I want to see if I can finish off some more of my milk jug cover (I've packed my glasses for THAT one!!!) and perhaps I'll do some more on the towel toppers that I've recently figured out how to do.
|This is the milk jug cover that I'm making. I'm a bit further along now than I was when I took this photo! |
I'm using a 0.75 mm hook, and it's size 20 cotton... I have to wear my glasses when I'm doing this one!
On the sewing front, I have my quilt to get back into, plus I'd like to make some 3/4 pants for my friend Victoria. She loves purple, so if I could have them done for Christmas for her, that would be just so great! I promise I'll take some photo's of the weekend and share with you next week...