July meeting

This months meeting came, the same as last month, to an abrupt end by the faulty fire alarm of the hall. The noise is unbelievably loud and piercing and it is nearly impossible to stay in the hall and clean up.

There were only 15 of us, so it was a very intimate gathering. Let’s hope we are a few more next time.

Stay healthy and happy

Johanna

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May Meeting

Hi

It was a lovely day in the Huon Valley and we had a group of 24 people catching up and crafting. Glenys brought her partner for support after a back operation. The poor man looked a little bit bewildered, but he took it all in with a smile as stayed till the end.

Monique celebrated her birthday today and we hope that all her dreams will come true this year.

I have to apologise to Jenny and Valeri, I failed to take a picture of your show and tell, scarves, beanies and beret. I am so sorry for the oversight. Too busy talking I think.

I hope you all will enjoy the pictures and I hope to see you all again next month.

Bye for now Xoxo

Johanna

APRIL meeting

Hi everyone

An other month has passed and this morning 21 crafters got together and spent some lovely hours crafting and catching up !

The mix of different crafts is obvious when you walk and talk to each other. We have a few spinners,a few weavers, knitters and embroiderers, and a handful of quilters and ladies that crochet. It is always handy to get some tips if you are stuck on a projects.

Pauline showed me a new stitch in knitting and then she was busy adjusting a dress pattern for Julie. We all learn so much from each other, I love it.

Enjoy the pictures and keep on crafting till we see each other again next month.

Happy Easter.

Johanna

MARCH meeting

Hi

We had such a lovely meeting today with 22 crafters attending. We welcomed back some ladies , Irene and Gloria, that had been absent for some time. Then there were some new faces, Disa from South Hobart and Glenys, Gloria’s friend. Wendy,Vicki’s cousin from Brisbane is visiting Tasmania to teach felt art in Hobart and Deloraine and we were lucky to see some of her beautiful work and learn something about the technique she uses. Thanks very much for your visit, it made this morning very special.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures and can’t wait to see you all back next month.

Stay healthy and happy

Johanna

February meeting

Thanks everyone for coming to the meeting and welcome to the new ladies that joined us today.

There were 22 enthusiastic crafters today and there was a certain buz in the air. Our show and tell table was laden with the most beautiful items, jumpers, cardigans, socks, cross stitch, embroidery, quilts and even a part wedding dress.

Feast our eyes on the pictures, all the pieces are truly remarkable.

Stay healthy and happy and see you next month.

Johanna

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