Saturday, July 11, 2015

In My Garden

Today I finished this and also gifted it to a very special person in our lives for her 70th  birthday ... Dear Auntie Daph ( hubby's auntie) .... there were tears and hugs ...

Thank you Natalie Bird for such a beautiful pattern.

As it was finished off this morning we had to stop along the way and grab some photos

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Last Day

Started with breakfast/brunch

Then a bit of shopping...

I found some really great pieces ... this place is a definite to visit next time

Friday, July 3, 2015

Day Four

Bits and pieces today.

A few more Farm Girl Vintage blocks.

A very very cute apple and pear.

And a cool end to the day. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Retreat Day Three

Half way through and I feel like I have accomplished heaps

Scrappy faux cathedral window pieces started for my camper trailer quilt.

Catching up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks

And a slight interruption to make a cute little fox

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Retreat Day Two

it was birthday day today for the lovely Cheryl.

After a bit of stitching in the morning (I was quilting In My Garden), we ventured out for some yummy lunch at the Warwick Garden Centre.

After lunch and a wander through the shops  we were back "home" and straight back into the stitching. I finished off my quilting and attached the binding so I am very close to a finish on this one.

The lovely Glennis (owner of Glenrose) popped over with nibbles for the evening.

Then I started working on a paper pieced mini ... this was a challenge with some very tiny pieces .. but I made it to the end and am quite pleased with how it turned out. Now just to frame it.

On a side note Chooky aren't you proud of me? Two blog posts in two days!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Day one of retreat

Im up at Glenrose Patchwork  again for quilting retreat.

A lovely drive down, greeted with the usual scones with jam and cream for morning tea in the divine shop.

Car unpacked and checked out all the beautiful things in our room

Then got stuck into sewing ( apparently that's  why we are here.

My achievements for the first day

Farm Girl Vintage Table Runner and Natalie Birds In My Garden quilt top (and the binding ready to go).Not  a bad achievement if I do say so myself

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Button swap

The most recent swap for my online group was hosted by me and I came up with the challenge of a button theme.

Here are the lovely goodies received from Jo (including some more buttons to feed my habit) (oh and there was a chocolate that didnt make the photo shoot) ... 

And the block keeper I made for Teresa ...

I can see a whole lot more button projects in my future!