Every now and again some wonderful sewing friends and I get together and have a sewing day. We normally meet once a fortnight but occasionally we call a special session. Sometimes this is because one of us gets the sewing bug and just needs some allies, other times it's because one of us has found a special pattern or idea to share. And every now and again we call a session because one of us needs some extra support. As was the case recently when 3 of our group sent their youngest children off to school. Whatever the reason our sewing days are always full of fun and we all enjoy them immensely.
During the holidays one of our extra sessions was planned to make up some Miss Buttons dollies. My eldest daughter of 15 was also invited to attend the sewing circle (a very special privilege) as were all our children so they could have a play. While the younger children entertained themselves we unpacked our baskets and soon the table was heaped with fabrics, trim and buttons. We all spent some time swooning over fabrics and some special old buttons before the sewing machines fired up and we were all off and running. Including my daughter who smiled at me as a magnificent blueberry tea cake was strategically placed on the table in front of us. I wish I had taken a picture of us all feasting on tea cake and sewing up our dollies but alas I forgot. I too was on a mission to have my Miss Buttons dolly finished.
I did however take some pics of our day's work.
Here they are.
The two shown above are the dolls my daughter and I made. Aren't they cute?
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Until next time