Tuesday 5 May 2020

A note from Vicky Cooper

A note from Vicky Cooper

I’m oh so very thankful, and thought you’d like to know,
That when retirement beckoned, I decided I’d learn to sew.
My friend was doing patchwork, with a group quite local to me,
I went along to give it a try, and the rest is history.

I was suddenly on a mission to acquire a sewing kit.
I needed the whole caboodle.....Yes every little bit!
Rotary cutters and cutting boards - Just mind your finger tips!
Then fabric and reels of cotton, and this was my favourite bit !

So over the years I’ve gathered, an amazing stash of ‘stuff’
I’ve bought on whim and impulse, I could never get enough!
So ‘where is this leading’? I can hear you quietly say
Well, this is now The Moment, this is now The Day!!

Everything I’ve gathered, then Stroked and put away,
Is coming out of hiding, and  I’m really ready to play.
I’ve made a calculation, but it’s really just a guess
But I think I could be sewing, for the next ten years, or less.

Projects vary greatly, but Lesson number one.
‘Don't Waste a scrap of fabric, just keep for later on.
And so I did as I was bid, saved every little square,
Stored in plastic boxes, knowing one day, I’d get there.

And yes I love a scrappy quilt, I love to sort and sift
Then join the squares together, to make another gift.
And as I sew these fragments to make a patchwork square,
I recall the many friendships we Cosby Quilters share.

I need to name the person, the giver of this tip
Cos I’m much in need of therapy, so this habit I can kick.
I’ve used up many boxes, made scrappy quilts galore
But always have a constant urge to cut up more and more

Elaine Capewell....HELP!     I’m drowning in squares!

1 comment:

  1. And so say all of us. I wonder how many of us would actually be using our treasured fabric pieces were it not for lockdown!!