The sew must go on
Sewing is a huge part of Judy Beresford’s life, and not even the challenging start to 2020 will change that.
Judy moved into The Mornington four years ago, and belongs to two patchwork clubs. One of which includes an Art Appreciation Group, which some other residents from The Mornington are also part of.
With COVID-19 restrictions, club members are getting back into the unfinished hobbies and crafts. The sewing group call this ‘i-sewlation’ and also have name for their unfinished projects – ‘UFOs’.
Judy started sewing when she was a teenager, and even made her own wedding dress and bridesmaids’ gowns. Scattered around her home are beautiful patchwork and origami bags, embroidery, quilts and knitted jumpers.
Judy’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are privileged to have received a handmade quilt. Judy gave her four great-granddaughters pink quilts, and has a lovely blue quilt stored ready for her first greatgrandson.
Once COVID-19 restrictions are eased, Judy can’t wait to re-join the Mornington Bowling Club to play Lawn Bowls.
Judy said that while she and other residents have practiced in the village, she misses the social and competitive aspect of belonging to a club.