September 16, 2009

Sewing Basket of Victoria Monthly Meeting

The Sewing Basket of Victoria (SBOV) monthly meeting was last Sunday at Lynette's place. The theme was Natima's birthday. It was supposed to be the first day of Spring so Lynda suggested we wear something with flowers. It can be anything and so I wore my Flamenco scarf I bought in Madrid many moons ago. It a hand embroidery of red rose on black silk. Lynette organized an activity for us to make stamps out of styrofoam meat trays. I was really looking forward to it. And what we learned was amazing.

But first you have to see what Lynda is holding! This is Lynette's most beautiful Flossy. Flossy is a lady rag doll. I think she is about a year old. She is a sociable little lady. After her morning nap she joined us and checked us all out, and then she lets us cuddle her. We all had a turn to give her a cuddle.

These are the stamps I made that day. First I decided on the design I wanted to make and then I drew it out with ball point pen. When I was happy with the result, I cut out the shapes. To stamp I brushed it with acrylic paint and it is ready to be used.

This is how they look when you stamp them on paper. I tried different versions of each and also in different colours. They turned out great, and I am sure I will be using them in mixed media works (still to come!).

Lynette the hostest of the mostest and great friend. She greeted me with a beautiful cup of tea from her precious china set. Lynda baked the birthday cake for me. It was a yummy fruit cake. You might get a glipse of my Flamenco scarf. I will show it better next time!

There are only three of us in the group and we only meet once a month on Sundays which normally is a family day. But both Lynda and Lynette are very accommodating because I work and can't meet during the week. We were just saying the other day that the reason we get on so well is because we are left of center or outside of the square...! We share what we know to each other. Between us we are into so many creative crafts. I hope we will be forever sharing girls.

10 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm sure you gals will be sharing your crafts for many moons to come...a very special little group Nat♥x

The Faerie Queen said...

Sounds like you all had a good time, I like the idea of using meat trays to make stamps. They look so good. Love to you and your sweet little group. btw I love the photo of cat, she looks so cute. hugz xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely story about our group Natima.......made me GIGGLE a lot as you have captured our essence !!!
Lots of Love Lynette

Micki said...

You look like you ahd a wonderful time, and the stamps are wonderful!
Micki

Ivory Spring said...

What a fun time, Natima. A great day spent with great friends - life doesn't get any better!

belinda said...

Wow...what a beautiful cat...and aren't you the creative one....your little stamps are so lacy looking!!
What wonderful friends you have there too!!!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the kitty. So precious. The stamps are beautiful...

Granny Lyn said...

oh, you must have felt so special with the lovely attention the ladies paid you!

girl-time is so wonderful, isn't it?

Karen said...

Flossy is beautiful and I love the meat tray creations!

Kim said...

You know I think that is why we women live longer because our dear friends make life all that much better, sharing and talking and holding each other up.
I wish I could join the three of you it looks like a good time was had by all.

Happy sewing

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