Today’s CE session was mainly focused on yuletide festivities with a yummy Christmas lunch provided by group members. As usual there was a wonderful variety of delicious dishes to enjoy.
We also has delicious mulled wine prior to lunch which was lovingly prepared by our domestic goddess Sandra.
Before lunch however, there was lots of chatter and some even managed to catch up on a bit of sewing.
And we also had some show and tell projects to enjoy
Amanda brought a Christmas sack and stocking that she had recently made at a Sew Lovely workshop in Penarth and a lovely stitched piece of work that she had completed.
Jane showed a pretty quilt top that she had made
The day finished with a surprise package from Secret Santa with lots of good wishes
Thank you to everyone who contributed to lunch and helped make the day so enjoyable
Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Today was the first meeting of the New Year and it was off to a flying start with lots of new projects on the go and some finished pieces of work to admire.
First, and most importantly, we welcomed two new members to the group – Truda Theodore and Sally Wood. We are sure they will enjoy and indulge in the Cutting Edge experience!
They were making a wonderful start. Truda was using her fabric scraps to make a quilt and Sally quietly beavered away and produced a new cover for her sewing machine before she went home!
Meanwhile Dilys and Caroline were tucked away in the corner with their heads down. Dilys was busy making a bag with Oakshott fabric and one of their patterns and Caroline was concentrating hard on collating patchwork pieces for a quilt.
Gilly was creating beautiful blocks with trapunto work – this is one she made earlier
Helen was making Japanese folded patchwork squares with Scottie Dog fabric centres which looked delightful!
Liz was busy sandwiching a wallhanging together
And the trio on the table were focused on various activites. Julia was using fabric scraps to make a quilt. Helen was busy hand quilting her whole cloth quilt and Lesley was making a wallhanging
Following ‘morning prayers’ we had our usual show and tell with some beautiful pieces of work to showcase
Salinder had made a quilted bag from a charm pack of batik fabrics.
Lesley Anne brought a quilt that she had made for last year’s Glamorgan Quilters challenge but it was the wooden hanging frame that her husband had made that she wanted everyone to see – which was beautifully carved.
Caroline showed off a little robin brooch that Monica had made
And Monica brought along two quilts and a cushion to show
The first quilt, a Cluedo board was one that she had made quite a while ago for her son and it featured him on the Colonel Mustard card at the centre of the quilt.
The second quilt, recently completed, reflects some of Monica’s travels featuring fabrics and buttons that she had bought when on holiday.
And the cushion featured an applique of a Welsh lady in traditional costume.
Another creative day in the life of Cutting Edge – blissful!
Today Cutting Edge members met for the last time before Christmas and as well as enjoying a Christmas Bring and Share Lunch some fitted in a spot of knitting and sewing!
Fiona was engrossed in learning to knit under the watchful guidance of Brenda.
Whilst others were engrossed in their sewing projects
Some however, were more interested in the festivities – Glynis adorned with a sparkling hairband
And, Irene looking a treat as a French Tart!
Whilst Jeannie looked like she had had too much French tart!
The lunch was certainly worth waiting for – as ever members had excelled with a wide range of tasty treats, both savoury and sweet!
And, if that was not enough we had a birthday to celebrate as well – Happy Birthday Linda!
A lovely relaxing day with great friends – with more to come in the New Year
Merry Christmas everyone!
On Tuesday 14 January the Cutting Edge group meets for the first time in the New Year. As usual we will be in Ystradowen Village hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available but you will need to bring your lunch with you.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again after the break and if you have received any interesting goodies from Santa bring them along for everyone to see!
Today we held the first Dyeing to Paint session of the New Year, which was great fun although it did take some of us a little time to get going!
Monica was focused on producing a sunset for a quilt that she is making. She is hoping that some machine embroidery will improve it – fingers crossed!
Glynis was on a mission trying out painting with shaving foam and other things!
And Isobelle tried out a bit of Shibori style painting – looks fab!
Next month we are going to do a bit of die cutting to recycle Christmas cards and in March there is a view that it would be good to explore shibori in more detail.
Meanwhile the first Cutting Edge meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday 14 January at Ystradowen Village Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm. All are welcome.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and you will need to bring your own lunch – see you there!