A Sewjourn Sojourn

August is the time for our annual weekend away at Sewjourn, a fabulous trip away with friends; lots of stitching, eating, relaxing and catching up.

We were some participants short, and two of our number had to work on Friday, so Helen and I planned a visit with a difference, starting with the Costume Exhibition that I’d visited the previous week. I knew Helen would thoroughly enjoy this and we spent a lovely time Friday morning perusing the costumes. After training it back to home, we packed the car, stopped off for a bite of lunch…..

20130813-140845.jpg…oops! we were ravenous!….and a fortifying very large mug of hot chocolate

20130813-141001.jpgThen it was time to hit the road proper, with a little sidetrack to Gisborne and a visit with the effervescent Mary at Patch N Quilt, which we enjoyed enormously, and not just for the fabric, but the chat with Mary too!!…….we didn’t leave until closing time!!

Helen and I both fell for the same fabric, Helen acquiring this….

20130813-141624.jpgwhile I chose this….

20130813-141823.jpg….and, oops, this too….

20130813-141920.jpg…and, oops, this too!…

20130813-141954.jpgWe finished the day with dinner at the pub, then a couple of movies.

Saturday dawned bright and sunny…

20130813-142404.jpg…and time to have a quick walk up the main street, where we discovered the fruit and veg shop looking resplendent with fresh produce…..

20130813-142538.jpgStitching and eating ensued….

20130813-142931.jpg….followed by eating, stitching and more movies, including supping on Lynette’s superb apple pie…

20130813-143612.jpg…my mouth is watering just uploading these photos!!

Sunday was a bit cloudy, and a little cooler….

20130813-143202.jpg…and while we feasted on Kaye’s scrumptious freshly baked scones….

20130813-143814.jpg…the birds were finding something interesting on the lawn….

20130813-143855.jpgThere was no shortage of treats to help keep us sewing….

20130813-144345.jpgand before we knew it, it was time to pack up, leave the lovely Sewjourn, and head home…

20130813-144755.jpgI’ll be back tomorrow to show you what we accomplished, but will leave you with a Sewjourn Light Show…..don’t think I’ve ever really noticed them before!!!

Happy stitching
Meredithe x

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12 Responses to A Sewjourn Sojourn

  1. Glenda says:

    Gorgeous fabrics!!!
    Can’t wait to see the results !!

  2. Helen F says:

    OOOOH M – its all over!!!!!!

  3. Sandy B says:

    I KNEW you would love those fabrics!! I saw them at Mary’s and remember thinking “Meredithe would like those yellows and grey.” It is sooo much fun visiting Mary!!!! You had a wonderful weekend by the looks and I look forward to the rest of the story.

  4. Sounds like a fantastic weekend away. Just my kind of thing. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself Meredithe.

  5. Janine says:

    You are a group of lucky ladies. Good friends, food and a bit of a stitch. What could be better. xx

  6. crying…………………

  7. Karen says:

    you are lucky in your friends, you all have so much fun and share a love of food and fabric!!! 🙂

  8. treadlemusic says:

    Major YUM!!! Looking forward to your fabric escapades!!! Hugs……

  9. mandymunroe says:

    Looks like a GREAT weekend!

  10. I am SQUEALING with envy!!!

  11. Helen F says:

    M – I made a comment yesterday under Glenda’s and it didn’t go thru!!! I said OOOHHH M – “its all over”!! – still dreaming of our time away – but missed you know who (the talker)!!!!

  12. Ann says:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend away. LOVE the yellow and grey.

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