Apologies for not having posted for a while, but I’ve been away (again!) to Sewjourn with my sewing buddies (regretfully minus one who’s had to miss out this year).
We headed off on Friday morning amid fog, low cloud and drizzle
On the journey we made a quick detour via Gisborne to visit the lovely Lorraine at Quilter’s Bazaar, and the totally effervescent Mary at The Drapers of Mount Macedon, a delicious bite to eat at our favourite SoLatte, then off to Sewjourn.
I remembered the short cut this time, so we didn’t get “lost” in Mount Macedon. And unlike last year, it had turned into a beautiful day
Kaye worked on stems
This, which was started late in the afternoon,
quickly became this. Sitting beside Helen I could hear the “phut” and “whirr” of the needle and thread as she adeptly stitched the knots in the calico – and what even knots they are. Such a pretty outcome for just a few hours work!
Helen also completed the last of her Carpenter’s Wheel blocks, which unfortunately didn’t come out well in the photo, neither did the small hillock of clam shells which were cut and stitched on Sunday evening. Such an industrious little budgie!!
At The Drapers of Mount Macedon, Helen spotted this in the “sale specials” section; there were 4 metres left on the bolt and she says she needed each centimetre (for a backing) even though it would be perfect for one of my projects. So I
grumblingly graciously held off!!
Remember the owl panel that Helen purchased at the last show? Well she’d brought that along to play with on the design wall in the studio and this is the result.
Sunday dawned foggy,
We sauntered through, as Mrs Mac said, a grove of standard lamps
and enjoyed Devonshire Tea in the cafe overlooking the main street
Our weekend was nearly at an end, but on the way home we took a minor diversion north to Threadbear at Castlemaine. Having arrived just a bit earlier than opening time, a coffee/hot chocolate was called for, and deliciously supplied by Quench Coffee and Juice Bar (highly recommended)
We were then transported to patchwork heaven and spent quite some time perusing the tidbits, treats and delights of Threadbear, ably assisted by Megan and Ruth (thank you!), who once again remained undaunted by four women oohing and aahing and calling to each other to…… come and see this!! And there is so much to see…..
……. and the above is but a mere sampling of what’s in the store. Kaye was thrilled to be able to see the “Civil War Bride” in the flesh (so to speak!) as it was hanging in the store. As we all said, this is a store we need to go back to….. regularly!!
Thank you my stitching buddies for an excellent weekend….. roll on next year (hopefully with a full contingent – we did miss you V)!!
A few Sewjourn snaps to finish.