Sunday, February 22, 2015

Too much for one Post

But I have to just get it all done...

I was lucky to be invited to join Sandi, Teresa, Helen & Noreen (collectively known  as the Tuesday Girls), Jenny,Noela and De in a retreat at Glenrose.

I've only ever been to the shop before but had heard a lot of stories about the retreats...all good of course...and now I know why.
The cabins are beautifully decorated, little teddies, quilts, lovely knick knacks etc.
The sewing room is well lit and well supplied - love the design walls!!
The company was - of course - a LOT of fun!

Lovely Sandi - Chief Organiser - gave us all a little present to welcome us...including some Oreos - in case we got hungry??? - no way was that happening . . . .the heart wind chime was a gift from Noreen, it has a lovely sound and will go outside when the rain stops . . .or next weekend . . .
 I may have done a bit of shopping . . .It's more than easy to shop at Glenrose...just stroll in and everything you pick goes into a bag - no money changes hands at all . .until the last day...- oops.
We also stopped at Canning Town Patchwork before we left...lovely little shop too.

I went prepared - several projects all kitted up and ready to go and I am pleased to say I got through 4 of my 5 "Must Dos" and went onto some "Could Dos' - because that was more fun...

Here are some of the projects I worked on . . .
#1 - quick to do - a little scrap bucket to match my mug bag for Sunday Stitchers

2014 GDITC - Sewing Folder
#2 Finished my Lynette Anderson GDITC 2014 project - it was a bag but had a personality change during the year . . 

Mrs Pinny Pincushion #1
#3 A pincushion

you'll have to wonder

the right hand three blocks
(from Quilty Fun - I know "everyone" did it last year but. .) 

Sunday 22nd February

Today was a workshop with Natalie Bird - we had a choice of two projects - I selected the ipad cover which had a lovely stitchery and applique and I'm happy that I got through most of the stitching.  Lovely company on my table - apart from someone who kept hiding the chocolates in my bags...such a naughty person...
I'll have to do some pictures later on . . . .

Got to go - too much happening . . .

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FNSI - February

Friday Night was FNSI - a group of us from all over the world sewing away together.

I worked on this . .

Thanks everyone for joining in - seems I never get enough time these days to visit too many people but I'm with you in spirit!.

Thanks Wendy for hosting us again - pop over here to see the list of the participants and to catch a great recipe.

I hope everyone in Queensland gets through Cyclone Marcia with no major problems - just wet here...very wet...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friday Night With Friends

Thanks to Cheryll for hosting us again for FNWF - as usual it's very motivating to know that lots of other like minded people are sewing away all around the place.  If you'd like to see everyone else - pop over here and find the list of FNWF'ers.

I finished my name badge for the Let's Get Stitched bus trip - its for ??? but I can't show yet...

I also finished the stitchery for the swap for GDITC - still need to make it into something but I have worked it out so just need a bit of cutting & sewing time  . . . .

Thanks everyone for your company, thanks again Cheryll and see you all soon.