Sunday, 17 April 2011

Suffolk Puffs and a day with stitching friends.

I had a really lovely day yesterday as I joined the Canvey Stitching group, part of the Sampler Guild that I joined a coupe of years ago. They do a bring and share lunch, which was delicious. I weakened and had two pieces of this melt in the mouth chocolate cake made by one of the members.
Its only a 20 minute drive for me so I intend to go each week to their regular group and once a month they have a quilting day, which I am looking forward to as well. They aren't just a friendly group but extremely talented and the work on display was amazing, quilting, different designed bags as well as cross stitch. Laura told me how to make Suffolk Puffs (called yoyos in US)
When I got home I  walked Nell and didn't fancy my cross stitch so decided to make some . I made three and was on my forth when I dropped my scissors, I leaned over to pick them up and must have swooshed the finished puffs off my little table on to the floor, because when I sat up they had gone.. I looked all round and couldn't see them..,. then realised Nell was outside and yes she had blinging ate them, well at least chewed them to death!! LOL
She is such a little minx!!

 Mine are small about ¾" across so just bite sized for Nell!! Here's a link to show how they are made.

Here are the ones I made. I am going to use them as a border round an embroidered picture on a note book cover.
It was so soothing to sew these last evening I was missing Mike quite a bit. He texted this morning and it is 25°C in Dubai and work is going well. I think Nell is missing him too altho' I have walked her each evening and yesterday I walked her in the morning too before I went out, so she is being exercised.
Lovely sunny day here again, I love it here!

Happy days and and enjoy what ever you're doing.


Elisa said...

Glad to hear you had a fab day and learnt to make something new...I have had a look at the tutorial...they look fab...may have to have a go at those...

Sally said...

Glad you had a lovely day. Those Puffs are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love your Yoyos. Thanks for posting the link! I have not made them before, but after viewing the tutorial, I may give them a try.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for the link. I'm from Suffolk but I've never heard of these rosettes being called that before.
I like your idea of making a border from them, also the Christmas Tree stack was very cute.

Melanie said...

Watch out! I hear those are seriously addicting when you get started on the yo-yo thing. :)

Julie said...

Sounds like a great place to meetup with like minded friends and learn something new, your puffs look great