Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Ready for Trick or Treaters.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


It was a good retreat, I still haven't finished unpacking, I'm sure I'll get to it soon. I was running a little later Friday than I had planned, but still got there in time to set up before super. Friday night sew the machine part of the binding for a wall hanging and a couple of table runners. I will put there by my chair and finish then off in the next couple of weeks.

On Saturday my plan was to work on my floral quilt. I started with the corner stone on the last boarder.
Once these were completed I moved onto setting the pinwheels for the same border into bigger squares. Now I just have to make the applique border and all bits will be done.
After this I just worked on a small stichery as I wanted to get off the machine. It was the first time I have taken any hand work on retreat and I must say I like the change it gave me.

We also made a take away. These fun hedge hogs, they look more like it with pins in them. Some are still in progress at the time of the photo, mine is the pink one. On Sunday the retreat finished after lunch so I pulled out my jars, which were in the same state as I left them at the last retreat, and was able to get the blocks finished. I just love how these blocks turned out. Now I look forward to finishing some of my Christmas items, so I can make the jars up into a table topper. It was a fun to get out of the city and be able to sew. I am happy that I am able to do this a couple of times a year.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Had a great weekend at retreat, am quite tired today. We are only 15 minutes from the city but I always feel like I'm in the country, I think a lot has to do with the drive though the trees to get into the camp.
LM helped me pack and I had a little stowaway. This little elephant normally like in LM crib but I guess she wanted to get out and see a bit more of the world and maybe LM wanted to make sure I had company.
Once at retreat she tried sewing but found that to be a bit tricky so moved over to supervising, making me work late into the night LOL.
LM was very happy to see us both back home.
More soon with the projects I worked on at retreat.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Heading out the door.

no quilting these past couple of weeks, have had bronchitis and then a busy Thanksgiving weekend. Should get some sewing done this weekend as I am heading out for a weekend retreat.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Working away

Spent Friday afternoon in the sewing room, but can't share very much of it. I was mainly working on Christmas exchange present so I can not post on the blog. I got three small project quilted and two are based ready to go.

On one of Christmas presents I am stuck on how to quilt it but cannot ask for help. I'm sure something will come to me. While I was thinking about it how to quilt that , how to quilt this wall hanging came to mind. I had been stuck on how to quilt it too.
It very simple quilting, I had been thinking of something fancier, but I think I prefer simple when it comes to my quilting. Hopefully I'll be able to finish quilting the last two and get the binding done in the next couple of weeks.