02 June 2011

Life is Good

Last Thursday morning everything was tidied up in the sewing room


my bags were packed with some clothes and lots of sewing and hand-stitching


ready for me to fly to Diann's later that morning before our trip to Kingaroy on Friday.  I'd taken my old machine at Diann's on my last visit in March (to save on excess luggage) in readiness for this trip.  The large purple bag contains all of Diann's sewing - her clothes bag was 1/4 the size.


The Quilters' Rest at Kingaroy is a fabulous venue where we can sew non-stop if we want or hand-stitch, read, do whatever takes our fancy.


I sewed and sewed so many small pieces of fabric together and the three blocks in the top row are all I have to show for my efforts - the block in the second row was made in March 2010 at Kingaroy and this quilt ("Rosettes" by Fig Tree Quilts) has been untouched since then.


All the block components are together and ready for sewing into 12 more blocks.

We returned from Kingaroy on Sunday night.  Monday we shopped and then spent the afternoon sewing.  I decided on some quick gratification sewing - Double Hourglass from Cluck Cluck Sew (which I'd cut out at home) using some Sweet fabric I'd bought from Bec.


By Wednesday morning all the blocks were made and ready for trimming.

42 of the 84 blocks
84 blocks ready for trimming
On Tuesday we decided to surprise our friends at Homespun and Beautiful, Tereasa's lovely shop where Helen, Teresa, Tereasa, Laurel and Mary get together each Tuesday.  The surprise worked a treat.  Teresa has more photos on her blog and I'll post one with Teresa when she emails it to me.

Helen, me, Diann, Tereasa - the quilts on the wall and samples on the shelves behind are are mostly Helen's beautiful work.
Two days at home before the weekend and back to work - life is good. I'm so fortunate to have met Diann and the other girls via the wonderful world wide web.

13 comments:

Yvette said...

What wonderful blocks and even a more wonderful story of a great week!

Kerri said...

Looks like lots of fun and sewing. Great to catch up with fellow sewers.

Lorraine said...

Colour me green!! sounds like a wonderful time....all the elements are there....friends, stitching and time away from work.....welcome back....love the Rosettes blocks.....and your pink luggage! Pretty easy to spot that on the luggage carousel!

Roseanne said...

Well done love the blocks. Look like you had a great time away . fun, fun, fun,

Leanne said...

Looks like a very productive time. Blog land is a great place.

De said...

So glad you had a great time and even managed to do some sewing. Sitting here slightly envious!

Vicki said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time and very productive too :)

Maria said...

How wonderful for you all to have such a fabulous time together.
I am amazed at all the blocks you sewed and tand put together.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like the perfect weekend....LOL....guess what type of block I am making this weekend....

Tess said...

It sure did, it was a lovely surprise...morning tea was delicious as well!

Maree: said...

What a Great Couple of Days you had Lynda..Pity we Missed You..we were at The Shop on Wednesday..lol Love the Blocks you worked on..
cheers

Farm Girl said...

What a magic trip! Lovely projects, people and of course quilt shops too! Shame about that old thing called work to have to go back to isn't it.

Leanne said...

You did a great job getting all those blocks made, retreats are good fun aren't they.

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