Saturday, August 16, 2014

FNSI - August

I joined in with a lot of other crafty people all overt the place on Friday night...I did some of my Cross Stitch - which hasn't seen the light of day for a while . . .
I did a bit more on Saturday night while watching the news 

I will do three more squares after this to make it a 3 x4 pattern...

I'm a bit late posting this - seem to have a lot of little bits to get done - looking forward to Sunday Stitchers tomorrow.  I've just finished cooking a vegetable slice to take and also prepared Sunday's dinner in the crock pot.

Thanks everyone for your company!!   Seer you next time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 5

Sad today...last day...and only half a day..

Here is the Progress Board:

My bobbin case - almost 6 bobbins used:
 We have had a ball - laughed, sewed, talked, ate til all hours of the night....

Til next year girls - thanks for the company.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 4

Not so many of us left now - started the day with 6 - but 2 have left...
Here is the Progress Board:

I managed to move 2 stickers today..One more I Spy/Novelty Disappearing 9 Patch....
and the main part of French Collection.

I had hoped to finish the top, but decided I needed another fabric for a first border, so it will have to wait a bit. But I am really happy with how it's looking so far....

The main finish of the day was this quilt top - it's queen size - but it's "awesome"...well done Nolene.

The actual colours are so much richer...and the yellow is an orange, but it's gorgeous.

Well half a day or so to go - luckily I still have til next Monday before I go back to work, so hopefully I can finish a few more things...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 3

Some secret sewing today, some progress on another I Spy quilt top but not just a quick look at the Progress Board:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 2

A full days sewing today - well after a late-ish start - then again I am on holidays so who wants to be up at the crack of dawn??

By mid afternoon Saturday....
An ironing mat...mug bag and matching coaster...

and #1 I Spy/Novelty top all put together.

I have also put together several blocks of my "French Collection" set...more to go when I can lay it out a bit....

I haven't taken many photos of the food - its always scrumptious - but here is tonight's dinner...

and the "progress board" at about 10:00pm.

Another pic... This is a quilt made by Fay.  She has been a member of our group since day 1 but this is the first time she has been able to come along...she has churned through her work and put this one together.... 

That's Fay on the left.

 Rachel's pile of hexagons she is cutting

My workspace

Friday, August 8, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 1

Lunch at Mt Alford Pub - its not Beautiful but its Friendly...

The starting many projects to do....

Friday night finish:

 Pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

FNWF - August

I joined in with all the other FNWF'ers but not a lot I can show for my efforts this time round.
I did some tracing and ironing of circly shapes for my row quilt and I can't show that though these may or may not be a hint:

I really love this fabric so if its missing from YOUR bag when it's returned you will know who to look at!

I filled a lot of bobbins ready for next weekend - not very exciting that part.

I sorted a few things ready to pack...Very boring.   But all necessary. 

 I hope to do better next time.  Hopefully you were all a lot more productive.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday again

Today is Friday Night With Friends so I hope to spend time with my cyber friends, sewing or prepping or whatever I end up doing.

And - looking to the right I can see. . . its only 7 sleeps til I go on retreat. 
(well, truthfully I don't need to look at the counter - its firmly implanted in my head!!!  LOL)

 I have been sending daily emails to all the gang and found this image to include a few days ago:

that just about sums it up!

I have 3 projects all packed & sorted out my clothes (its going to be warm during the day)...
Eagerly anticipating.

Looking forward to everyones' company tonight.