Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Weekend at Stacey's at the Gap

It is so wonderful to sit and sew all weekend. Our quilt group went on retreat at Stacey's at the Gap which was an old school camp at the top of Cunningham's Gap between Ipswich and Warwick in South East Queensland. Now it is a retreat. 

 Inside there was a beautiful warm fire and lots of places to sit and  sew and relax while chatting with friends.  Outside was beautiful by day but freezing by night. 

 We sewed all day and night until 10.00pm.  The lovely Leonie and Mal looked after us cooking for us all weekend, talk about spoilt, Mal even carried all our things to the car for us..extra spoilt I would say. 

We all worked on our own projects and their was a lot of productivity. many quilts finished and many started and we have all booked in for next year.

Safari Quilt- my own design

 Another view of Africa
I went to Nundle with a friend early in May. This is the quilt I made its by Abbey Lane "Match Box" I put the last border on over the weekend. 
Comfortable accommodation
The best place to be it was so cold Sunday Morning
In the Garden
I am making this for my niece's  baby

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mother's day to all Mum's out there in Blogland. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Introducing a friend to quilts

Cottage on the  Hill Entrance - nice sign Kerry
We have just had the best weekend. I took a friend to Kerry's ( Cottage on the Hill) for the weekend to introduce her to quilting. I think she is now hooked. My friend Stef has never quilted before and has never sewn either so I think she did fantastically well. She did an amazing job and almost finished her quilt top. Kerry was her amazing helpful self and made us all feel really inspired and capable.

We shared the weekend with some ladies from Sydney and a local Tamworth lady, they were all lovely and we had a lot of fun.

The boys came with us so we made a real weekend of it.  We took the long way to Tamworth via Delungera to visit a winery there. We then drove around via Copeton Dam to Bingera , Barrabra, then onto Tamworth.  We wined and dined at the pub, the boy went trout fishing and to the Great Nundle dog races while we quilted. 

Stef's first quilt

My quilt

Stef and Jen quilts May 2012

Just the quilting to go

I have  finally finished my "Leanne's House " quilt   (by Leanne Beasley)  Just have to organise the quilting now.