One of our Friday Friends regulars, Del Mattingly, has written a poem in Pam Ayres style and has given me permission to post it here.
I go along to Katipatch on Friday every week.
I go for inspiration and new fabric I must seek.
I take at least four projects ‘cause I have to fill the day.
I get my machine set up when someone says ‘by the way’…….
So the sewing is abandoned while we have a good long natter.
I’ve got all day to get it done so a few minutes will not matter.
And then it’s time for coffee, the pot’s already on,
So we have another chat and find the morning’s almost gone.
At last I start the stitching, my best work there’s no doubt
But, hold on, there’s a problem – damn, the bobbin thread’s run out!
I’m always short of something that means I can’t succeed
But that’s OK ‘cause Carol sells exactly what I need.
Everyone is willing to offer their advice
Until we reach consensus – wow, that does look very nice!
And when the top is finished, the job is almost done
So I’ll pass it on to Deb to quilt and start another one.