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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January meeting

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you will all achieve great things this year and that all of us at Judbury crafters may be part of it.

We had the lowest attendance ever, with only 14 of us showing up , which is so very disappointing. Such a small group will not cover the cost of the hall and refreshments, so I will keep my fingers crossed that next month will be much better.

Although we were just a few, the show and tell table was full of beautiful and interesting pieces.

Julie knitted a baby blanket, spun some beautiful yarn and knitted a lacy shawl.

Pauline showed us two wall hangings, made with fibres all sorts, and sewn down by machine. There were two dyed shawls and two necklaces, all made in the most unusual ways. Her Christmas present was a photo book with a compilation of pictures and memorabilia from all the wedding outfits she made, spanning 35 years!!!

Michelle made a lovely small quilt with pieces from a charm pack and quilted on her long arm machine. Great job.

Helen finished a quilt that she had started a long time ago, made with fabrics bought at the market in Franklin for the princely sum of two dollars. That is what you call “up cycling “. It looks like a million bucks.

Helen Dowd machine embroidered a placemat with matching coasters for her granddaughters birthday. Bright and beautiful.

Valeri has been very busy dying various items, tablecloth, shawls etc. and weaving some stunning shawls. Wouldn’t mind them for my birthday .

For Christmas I received a kit for a small bag with an embroidered border that I enjoyed making over the Christmas brake.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and I am looking forward to see you ALL next time.

Stay healthy and happy

Regards Johanna

December meeting, 10 December

Hello crafters

Just a very short update on today’s Christmas gathering. It was an other very quiet day with only 19 people in our group. It is a very busy time of the year, so I hope that next year the numbers will increase again.

Our show and tell table was laden with beautiful items and we had two tables groaning under the heavy load of food.

Michelle and Helen returned from their trip to the USA and were showing of their thimble block small quilts and Helens vintage hand quilted beauties.

Pauline knitted a lovely cosy cardigan with some very interesting details and made a handful of jewellery, up cycled from old jeans.

Cathy made some bibs, lined with micro fibre cloth!!! Who would have thought ?and the reindeer we all fell in love with,was also made by this clever girl.

Nikki made a lovely quilt using old jeans as well, and the result was absolutely lovely. The pink and purple wreath was also a creation by Nikki.

Jenny (sorry if this name is incorrect) made a wreath of succulents, that would look lovely on my table, but unfortunately Nikki was the lucky recipient of this work of art.

I finished a small Christmas wall hanging and a larger one for my daughter, that was such a pleasure to make.

Besides all the crafting we do, I think we all make outstanding bakers and cooks. The food was sooooo good, and I think we all had a lovely time sharing all these dishes, slices, biscuits etc.

That is it from me and I hope to see you all again in the New Year

Johanna

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