Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NNC 2013 ANNIVERSARY GATHERING | Pinwheel Patchwork Pillow

Lofty ideas of my house! I made a giant pin keep to house all your sewing things.

'HOUSE' was this year's theme challenge for our crafting group's gift exchange. So besides the usual gift exchange you are required to make something in the theme of a 'House'. And this year's anniversary meet was graciously held at Sabariah's house. Thank you so much for having the whole lot of us!!  I'm trying to catch up on some postings, so this is mostly a photo post. In no particular order, so Enjoy!
The House that Mel Built.
The sides are handstitched and loaded with button embellishments. A great way to use up excess buttons. The door opens up to a few felt pages for pins and needles.
I even have curtains! and crochet flowers on the ledge.
Pockets! Layers of pockets filled with goodies.
Complete with picket fencing and wild flowers. I even added a button catch to keep the pinkeep secure.
A giant pocket for you to stash your work in progress. Secretly I was hoping for Margaret to get this, I know she loves pinkeeps and she does gorgeous cross stitch projects that I thought she could keep her WIPs in here. The power of thought. (You'll see what I mean.)

The main exchange gift was this giant lounge pillow I made. Big enough to support your back while you sew away in your little nook.
Pinwheel patch work on the front and corduroy backing. Not a light pillow, I wanted something sturdy so when you use the pillow it sits firmly and not slide away.
A pincushion to finish off the gift.
Love this strawberry sundae button.
First thing you'll see are the houses we all made.

Goodie Bags!!!

Lot's of em.

Was distracted by this sewing machine cover made by our hostess. Wow!

Skyping with our favourite gal!

Sally showing off her patchworks.
Our resident tatter and book author!

Lot's of gift giving and hugging.

Somemore gifts!

Our youngest member yet!

Kids are not left out.

Nik busy passing out the goodie bags.

I like this photo best! I did not believe my eyes, I told you about the power of thought, right!?
I hope Margaret will enjoy her gifts, her workmanship is superb, so I was a little shy about my finishings.

All the gifts in a row.

We also have a spread of food!

Demos! Love Sally's demo!!!

I seriously need to pick up this next adventure!

Even Aerin wants to start sewing already.

Janet and her hexies.

Tatting with cord. A demo by Faizon.

Blocks of patchwork.
Hope to see you guys soon! Have been crazy busy this couple of months, but will make more effort to come for the next bee. Hugs!!!!