Friday, February 19, 2016

Glenrose Retreat 2016

I have had 3 wonderful sewing days with the Tuesday Girls and friends - De, Noela & Jenny.
We started with a delightful morning tea.
Not my photo - I didn't have any cream.
Then unpacked and sorted ourselves.
I had done a lot of preparation and I had a "Plan".

#1 - The borders for 3 blocks of Bluebird Lane - I still have the appliqueing to do - and the third block is missing a bit (since I mis-cut and didn't bring the fabrics) but done as per the Plan!

#2 - Splendid Sampler block - mine is in the middle of the photo.
       All of us ended up making a block.
Sandi made one but loved Teresa's so much she made
       a second one in similar fabrics.
And it's good she made two since we could then form a 3 x 3 square.

#3 - "My Town" - this was a BOM in Homespun  in 201. I had chosen to do only 4 blocks and found this great house fabric that I wanted to use as the border. The blocks have been "almost finished" for quite some time but needed putting together.  I decided on an attic window pattern.
There are a lot of decorations to be added (felt flowers, buttons etc)
especially to the "Florist" block.

#4 - Quilt my Christmas Quilty Fun quilt.  I did some of the vertical lines and then started on the tree - but really I don't like quilting much - and there wasn't a lot of space so I stopped & packed it away.

#5 - The Bridesmaids Quilts. I sewed the borders onto each block that I took.   Still a long way to go on this ...but getting there slowly...



#6 - Christmas Runner.  Maureen had gifted me some lovely gold Christmas fabric which I decided to turn into a simple runner - I was able to get some more coordinating fabric from the shop so I made the runner.   I was going to start quilting it (it's only small) but couldn't find my masking tape and it was late so I just made the runner.

#7 - The Anni stitchery for my GDITC swap.  I worked on that - almost done.  Here's a bit of it...

My almost 'done' plan:

It was a wonderful time - everyone got a lot done despite time out for a trip to Warwick Garden Centre for lunch .....

and a trip into town to shop at Canning Town Patchwork and morning tea at Brysons.

Thanks to those from whom I pinched photos.
I do feel lucky to be able to join in with this group in February - though we could wish for cooler weather.

How many sleeps until Glenrose 2017???

7 comments:

  1. hi Susan wow lots of beautiful projects,well done and thankyou for sharing your wonderful retreat xx

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  2. WOW you sure got a lot done on retreat... When I go on retreat I just chat too much..LOL.....

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  3. what a wonderful time..........you got lots crossed off your list......

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  4. That looked like a great sewing retreat, so did have an impressive list.

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  5. Looks like you were very busy. That lunch looks pretty amazing for a garden centre! I have my sewing weekend coming up in two weeks. I can't wait!

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  6. I am so pleased that you had a lovely retreat with the girls. Thanks for sharing your completed works with me on the way home. You braved the Ipswich heat, thankyou dear friend.

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  7. I am so pleased that you had a lovely retreat with the girls. Thanks for sharing your completed works with me on the way home. You braved the Ipswich heat, thankyou dear friend.

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