There was a flurry of activity at yesterday's gathering of The Wednesday Group.
We like to think that we can turn our hands to all sorts of stitch-related projects, so we were more than keen to help Lindsay with the bunting she's currently making for her son's upcoming wedding. What fun we had!
After much chitter chatter and cake eating (both favourite pastimes of the group), we set to work...
First of all we were divided into sub teams (we're nothing if not organised and efficient!). Then came 'the briefing'.
Our mission: to turn metres of pretty fabric into as many bunting shaped pieces as we could (Lindsay needs 1000 in total!)
Anni and Judy got straight down to it and had their marking up and cutting down to a fine art in a very speedy fashion.
Lindsay, as Mother of the Groom and Chief Bunting Maker, was our supervisor - keeping us in check and lending a helping hand wherever it was needed!By the end of the afternoon, Lois was an expert at rotary cutting.
Kathleen and Ann were great advocates of the 'measure three times, cut once' school of working (I very good life skill...take note one and all!)
Anni, Judy and Lindsay hard at work.
When we finally gave in to the temptation of more tea and cake, we were very pleased to see that not only had we ended up with a satisfyingly large pile of bunting triangles at the end of it, we also had a very small pile of waste fabric bits. Perhaps we should see if we could fashion them into something else wedding-related next time we all meet up?!