Monday, 11 November 2013

A Weekend Away

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to a sewing retreat with a lovely bunch of ladies. We headed off on Friday to a farmstay near Dungog in the Hunter Valley. First stop for me was the town's patchwork shop then lunch at the local pub before heading off the beaten track to Main Creek. The weather was hot, my car was telling me 44 deg when we left town, not the most perfect weather for stitching, but what a difference a day can make!
We settled in to our little house quite quickly, then off to the big farmhouse where the sewing room was set up......and blissfully air conditioned! Thus began an intensive three day sewathon and eatathon, with a lot of laughter thrown in!
As the weather turned stormy, rainy and cool, perfect for sewing, Cathie was the first to finish a quilt top......a lovely I spy quilt for a soon to be born grandson!

Debbie T. turned this.......

into this work of art, with still more to go.

Debbie C. finished this show stopper, one of the most intricate quilts I have ever seen in real life, done as only Debbie can do, perfectly!

While all this awesomeness was happening, I was beavering away at some blocks from the Amitie BOM that have been giving me grief.

and Tiffany was beavering away at some lovely star blocks to be made into a new quilt for her bed.

It is amazing that anything at all was achieved, because if we weren't fronting up to eat Marion's amazing lunches and dinners (and morning and afternoon teas), we were crying with laughter at each others stories. Tiff caused quite a hooha with stories of her younger and wilder days.
The buzz word for the weekend was awesome......and we all know who that is.....she who completed almost three quilt tops in the weekend, she who cooked for us, she who cleaned machines for those with fluffy bits, she who bought me a cup of tea in bed, she who always knew the best way to do things...

Thanks for a great weekend ,girls!
Happy Stitching!

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