August meeting

Good afternoon

It was lovely to see everyone of you again today. We had 25 boys and girls today with two new ladies joining us for the first time. Welcome to Sue and Trish, who brought up the numbers at the quilting table.

A few of the regular members were on holidays and others busy with family, so  next month might be busy again.

The Show and Tell table was full of beautiful items once again. Socks by Elisabeth, who has caught the sock bug after finding the perfect yarn for her needles. A magnificent quilt by Liz, who dedicated many hours while recuperating of an illness.

Helen showed off her alpaca wool shawls, and Trish brought in some modern quilts that were absolutely stunning.

Helen Fitzpatrick  made a lovely runner , with the tiniest of squares and Gail knitted a baby jacket, hat and bootees for a new family member ( in the making).

I finished a small scrappy cot quilt, to empty out my scrap basket.

Enjoy the piccies and see you next time.

Johanna

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November meeting

On this beautiful November morning, we had a lovely meeting with eighteen people attending. It felt very quiet, but maybe this is the calm before the storm and everybody was just a little bit too busy. Hopefully we will have a full house at our next meeting, where we will celebrate the Christmas spirit. After a very short discussion we agreed to all bring a small plate for morning tea or lunch and a handmade Christmas decoration to give as a present to one of the crafters. You bring one and will receive one. Sounds like a great plan.

On our show and tell table we had some wonderful jeans bags made by Helen, all recycled and beautified with embroidery and applications.

Mike showed off his woodworking skills with a koala wall hanging, made of different woods. On our next meeting Mike will be setting up shop and hopes to sell some of his beautiful handy work.

Pauline had a large collection of goods, shawls, buckles, amazing jewellery and a jacket, plus a lovely bag. Great job as usual Pauline.

Monique Blomfield quilted a small mug rug and it was overlooked during the show and tell session, soooo sorry Monique!!!

Glenys showed us some of her colourful skeins in different colours and textures, what an artist!!!

And I made a small quilt for a new family member in Scotland with the Australian national treasures on them.

That’s it from me for now, so please get into the Christmas spirit and start crafting these decorations,

Stay safe and healthy

Johanna

September meeting

Good afternoon

What a splendid day we had at our beautiful spot in Judbury. The drive down was just wonderful and filled with spring colour.

Our numbers were definitely up and there was a buzz in the air. Lots of spinning wheels today and our two crocheting masters were back as well. The quilting section is growing every month and soon we will need more large tables in that corner.

on the table we had a beautiful blue and white cotton shawl woven by Glenys and the finished colourful quilt by Helen. The workmanship on her quilt and the choice of fabrics are just out of this world.

Janet used all her spun wool and knitted this lovely jumper and Josiane knitted this teeny tiny beanie. Valeri brought in her full collection of colourful hats, she sure has been busy.

Mike made a beautiful thread stand and a set of sassafras weights, beautiful work!!!

To cap it all off Pauline had a variety of items, all lovely and well crafted and something different all together.

That was all from me and I hope to see you all back next month .

Regards Johanna

July meeting

Good morning dear crafters

Sorry for the delay in reporting the monthly meeting.

We have overseas family visiting for a month, so there is not much spare time.

Valeri has kindly taken the pictures of the meeting, and I hope you will enjoy them.

Thanks very much Gail and Helen for opening and setting up the hall, much appreciated.

Enjoy the beautiful winter weather and keep crafting.

Johanna

June meeting

It was a very quiet morning in the Judbury hall, and only 22 people attending.

Everybody however, had a good time catching up with friends, and we even got some work done. We had two new ladies joining us in the “sewing corner”, and I hope they enjoyed the group.

We only had a few items for show and tell, but they were all of the highest standard.

please enjoy the pictures and I think they will all speak for themselves.

see you all next time

Johanna

May meeting

Hello again Judbury Crafters

We had an other lovely gathering this morning with 26 people attending.

Our show and tell table was groaning under the weight of all the beautiful items that were brought in. Lyndel is such a prolific knitter and her socks are to die for. Her beautiful jumper with matching headgear, certainly took my fancy.

Pauline had a few very interesting projects to show, and made us all admire her inventiveness and skills.

Vicky finished her beautiful knitted top and a lovely baby blanket and Nikki was very creative with her sympathy cards.They were beautifully decorated and can be reused(who would have thought that?), plus she showed a lovely trendy and colourful little beanie.

Valeri showed us her weaving skills, with two beautiful pieces in lovely colours, as did Glenys, showing the beautiful top part of a jacket in the making.

Julie brought us a lovely cardigan, that had a lot of admirers amongst all the beauty presented to us.

Last but not least a lovely pair of slippers that were a present to Marry.

Before I sign off, just to make good an oversight on my part. I forgot to introduce Michelle Vince, who joined us for the first time this morning and was part of our quilting corner. We hope you enjoyed the experience and that you will return for many more months, or years to come.

that is it for this month and I hope to see you next time.

Johanna Xoxo

 

April meeting

Good Afternoon

We had a very quiet and laid back meeting with only 21 people attending.

We have two new names on our list and I hope that they felt very welcome in our group.

I did meet Cathy Moore a few weeks ago in Brighton and we talked about our lovely group. I am happy she came to see for herself today, what we are all about and hope we will see her inn the future.

Barbara Killion was with us before, but her name never made the list. To Barbara we extend a warm welcome as well.

Show and tell was great as usual, with many beautiful items on show.

Helen showed us her magnificent quilt, in the Jane Eyre style, in the lovely tones of that era.

Viv made four handwoven tops, that were just to die for and Win put the last stitches in a table runner and put her hand to weaving as well, with quite a few items to show for all her efforts.

Jill brought in a vest knitted from Yak wool and a beautiful pink jumper. She is ready for a long  and cold winter.

Our show and tell session would not have been complete with a large display of items from Pauline. We were told about the art of “flour paste painting” and could see the result on Pauline’s shirt. All in all it was a lovely day and I hope to see everybody at the next meeting.

Stay healthy and happy

Kind regards

Johanna