Today was our last session before Christmas and the one where we celebrate with a Christmas lunch and Secret Santa. But, before the merriment got underway there were a few projects to crack on with and a glorious variety of beautiful completed projects to enjoy at ‘Show and Tell’
Caroline, Sally and Jan were busy beavering away and Caroline showed us some lovely bags she had made for her WI
In one corner there was a focus on Christmas and in another we had a knitting circle happily clicking away!
Jaci was in modelling mode and showed off a lovely pair of handwarmers and scarf that she had made. She emphasised that it was a very easy pattern – should anyone be interested
There were some lovely table runners in the making, or completed – courtesy of Julia and Corinne…..
Fiona showed little robins she had made using log cabin method and highlighted the importance of seam allowance to get them the right size
And it was great to see that more of the Christmas trees – started on members day – had been completed
Truda delighted us with these beautiful little creatures that she had made
Salinder showed some indigo samples from recent experimenting
And a lantern she had made from tea bags
Pat and Frances showed beautiful quilts they had recently completed. Frances’was a family heirloom made from shirts
And Pat’s was one of five, made for grandchildren. The children had designed their own qults and chosen the colourways
What a treat to start the day – and there was even more to come!
Our group never fails to deliver when it comes to the Christmas lunch – beautiful quiche, salads, vol au vents, stuffed potatoes, tortilla etc. etc. And the dessert’s were just scrummy – laden with calories – but who cares – it’s Christmas!
A huge ‘thank you’ to Sandra for providing the mulled wine – as always it was delicious!
And to round off the day there was Secret Santa to enjoy…..
The usual day of joy and merriment with the majority of the group coming together to celebrate the festive season. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you in January for another fun packed year!
Below are Christmas wishes from two former members…..
Gilly Middleburgh – former member of the group emailed to say that she is pleased that the tradition of stuffed baked potatoes that she used to make for the Christmas lunch continues. ” I do miss Cutting Edge, there is nothing like it here. Please give my love everyone at CE who knows me – I wish them all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year”.
‘A very Merry Christmas to you and all at Cutting Edge. I’m looking forward to seeing photos of the lunch on the blog‘. Catherine Pritchard