Saturday, November 02, 2019

Part 2...Warwick

A few projects some of the girls were working on.....
De's beautiful quilt top


Sandi's fun Christmas quilt top.....


Someone help me ????
Lol....


Susan's gorgeous quilt top.....


De with her backpack....


My quick and easy table topper....


Sadly I didn't get photos of all the girls wonderful projects but there were heaps......

A few random photos of the grounds....



"Ivy " cabin....
I shared with Jenny again....


I was enjoying a cuppa in the morning sun on the last day of retreat.....



We decided to have breakfast together at the
"Warwick Gardens Galore "
before heading home....

As we walked inside this wonderful Christmas display greeted us......





Oh my what a breakfast it was.....
Apple pie waffles....yummmm 


My very naughty shopping....

I may have over done it a little bit this retreat but who cares really.....
I soooo needed it all.....hehehe....






I had such a good time thanks to these girls.....
I did get off to a shaky start as Gav hasn't been very well lately and had a nasty fall the day before I left.....
Smashed a couple of holes in the wall....


But thanks to Heather and Robert for looking after their Dad and making me go.....
Love  you both heaps and yes you were right....
I did need the break....


The end of a great week....

Toodles....

Friday, November 01, 2019

Warwick retreat.....

Scones on arrival......


 The girls enjoying a little tipple to kick off our first night on retreat....


Susan made this yummie 
pastry twist......
It was soooo good.....


Gorgeous grounds to wander through....
Lots of colour everywhere considering the dreadful drought conditions in Warwick.....



My first finish....
Not sure how many finishes there will be really as relaxation and rest is high on my agenda this time.....

A little mini quilt....




Thanks for the the cute Kiminos Teresa, it was fun making them into little minis....

Nibbles night


More garden strolling.....


The  cabin I shared with Jenny......


Lunch/morning tea  at the Garden Centre.....


A new cafe find......
"The Weeping Mulberry"







Part 2 to follow.....
Toodles....

Saturday, October 26, 2019

A few things....

I forgot to post about......

 I finally got around to getting last year's blog book done......
It's always so interesting to look back over the year gone.....


We were enjoying a conversation with Heather and didn't notice Pippa jump up and make herself comfortable on one of my cushions.....


Cheeky little girl.....
Heather toooo......lol


I wasn't the only one visiting Liz the other day......lol
There are heaps of kangaroos around her home in Wacol,near a golf course......a very built up area as it happens and they come so  close to see what is going on.....


A long time ago we (Liz and me) were making a quilt for Liz, she was doing all the hand work and I did the machining.....
All she needed to do was to finish sewing the binding down but never got around to it....
So while visiting I finished it off....
The date was embroidered in the stitchery  border and to our surprise or maybe it should have been our embarrassment the  year was 2005.....oooowa.....
Even though it had been folded away there is some fading of the fabric but she loves it anyway....
I made matching cushions when we started the quilt....
It is a simple design but very effective.....
Finished at last....


and finally the start of a new project.....
OMG did I really say that......

" Quatro "
by Sue Daley.....
I'm doing this one with Sandi so motivation shouldn't be a problem......




Now I'm all caught up....hopefully......

Toodles......

Sunday, October 20, 2019

October SS meeting....

          Our October meeting morning tea....
The girls did a wonderful job with the theme this month....
"Check those Boobies " 
A morning tea with a valuable message....



Show and Tell was fabulous....
Lots of great projects to look at....

Alison had heaps to show.....



Marilyn's gorgeous cushions....
Alison and Marilyn having fun with their little bags.....


Sandi's beautiful house quilt....


Susan's stunning "Welcome Home " quilt.....


Michelle's wonderful 
"I Spy Circles " quilt.....


Ruth's Quilt finish for Michelle as well....
Fabulous.... love it....


Maria W's super quilt...


 Maria's terrific bunting.....


A cute Halloween treat bag from Sandi.....


My UFO's.....
A couple from previous months.....




This month's UFO....
I needed to do the 5 stitchery/applique pieces then needleturn them on the quilt top done earlier......
"Simple Life " pattern by Anni Downs.....


I'm so pleased to have these quilts finished...
Both beautifully quilted by the lovely Fiona....

"Windchimes" pattern by Sue Daley.....


"Fleur"
Ooops can't remember who did this pattern....


My "Circles" quilt....
 I did the quilting on this one myself....


The UFO number for next month is......



Susan showing us next year's gadget for choosing the UFO challenge number....
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Susan gave me a very cute kit for a pin cushion....
As you have seen in previous posts, I  love pin cushions so I was eager to get this one done....



Just love it....
Thanks heaps Susan....


Well that's it for now....
Toodles.....