Apart from another visit to the doctor and a trip to the chemist for a third lot of antibiotics, I hadn’t left the house for a week as this sinus infection continues its hold on yours truly. All my social activities have been cancelled including, Agog and Aghast!, attendance at the Australian Quilt Convention – missed it for The. First. Time. Ever!!

However, yesterday morning my lovely friend Glenda called in and, brooking no argument, bundled me into the car to take me to a much awaited, long held sewing day; I had thought she’d be taking my apologies, not me!

Our travels took to us to the beautiful home of Cathy

20130422-112050.jpg(read more about this gorgeous furniture here), where, surrounded by a sumptuous array of quilts, we caught up with friends, made new friends, and, as always, had a fabulous time! Here’s a sampling of what we saw and got up to…

20130422-112343.jpgLots and lots of show and tell, mandatory!

20130422-112442.jpgLots of chat and laughter, of course!

20130422-112556.jpgQuilts old and new, sublime!

20130422-112824.jpgSewing accoutrements and food, obviously!

There were bloggers, ex-bloggers and non-bloggers.

Fascinating to discover how we’d all came to this point, be it from the traditional route of beginners class at a shop (me!), or the self taught from books, magazines and Internet.

Wonderful to hear where some of us want to/are going to venture to next in our quilting journey.

Interesting to discuss the state of our industry and the technology available.

Such a fun day! Thank you ladies, and especially Cathy for hosting this delightful sew-in!

Within 5 minutes of being dropped at home, late afternoon, I was in my pj’s, with a cup of tea, doing a fetching impression of a couch potato, and there I stayed for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I valiantly stayed up to view “Call the Midwife”, sobbing my way through another fabulous episode (not a good look for the sinuses!), and fell exhausted into bed not to arise until some 11 hours later!

It’s going to be another quiet day here at p and c!! Hope you had a great weekend.

Happy stitching

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15 Responses to Kidnapped!

  1. Janet Lucas says:

    I too am suffering from a sinus infection. It is a good thing my husband buys kleenex by the case. It has not stopped me working on my scrap box…cutting them all into strips and squares. I am now ready for the next scrappy quilt…if I can keep the cat out of the basket. Hope you are on the mend and I do love your posts.

  2. Suz says:

    I am sorry to hear you haven’t been well! What a wonderful day you had being surrounded by those inspirational quilts and fun people! Get better soon!

  3. Janine says:

    Lovelly day . Good to see you out and about . I too have had the same kidnapper. xx

  4. Becky says:

    It sounds like the day was just what the doctor ordered (or at least should have!) Hope you’re better soon. 😦

  5. Helen F says:

    not a reproduction in sight – how inspirational!!!! Well you got upset watching call the midwife – after it was over turned to watch the last 10 mins downtown – that was soooo sad!!!!!

  6. audrey says:

    Thanks for sharing the lovely works in progress! Much inspiration there.:)

  7. I hope you feel better soon. I have not doubt you sewing outing was welcome. Looking at the show and tell I have decided that I’m definitely missing out on colour in my life. So it’s time to do something about it now. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  8. thimbleanna says:

    Well, if you’re going to be kidnapped, I’d say, that’s the way to do it. I LOVE the quilt in the first picture. And it looks like you had a wonderful show and tell. Was Ms. Lollylegs present? One of those quilts tops looks like one she recently posted on Instagram!

  9. frayedattheedge says:

    A comment from Majorca – I hope it cheers you up! Our villa has WiFi so I can read you on my kindle. Get well soon. Love the show and tell!

  10. Jan says:

    Glad you got out!!! Looks like a gorgeous day! Talk soon x

  11. Kate says:

    I sat down with some stitching to watch “Call the Midwife” but couldn’t sew for weeping!!! Is it me or is this season “grittier”? T. I hope you’re feeling better very soon and thank you for sharing the fabulous show and tell.

  12. primal quilting says:

    I love all your pictures! Very pretty. I haven’t seen Call the Midwife. Been looking at Mr. Selfridge though. I miss Downtown Abbey!

  13. primal quilting says:

    Downton* silly autocorrect!

  14. Melissa says:

    Great photos Meredithe. I am still trying to write my post! It was really lovely to see you again. We are very lucky to be included in these wonderful get togethers.

  15. Cathy says:

    Fabulous day, awesome photo’s! Wish we could do it all more often! xo

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