Weekend Stitching

Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was full of stitching and friends.

Friday I was at Mrs Mac’s for lunch……

20131111-130300.jpg….and Mrs Mac brought out the first of her Farmer’s Wife blocks…..

20131111-130928.jpg…this is a project that captivated Mrs Mac several years ago, and finally she’s given in – and looking gorgeous already!

Miss D joined us after lunch, bringing a new bag…..

20131111-131141.jpg…and a pile of black and yellow fabrics to start a quilt for her son. Miss D is very new to quilting, so we had a lesson in rotary cutting and soon turned the fabrics into squares….

20131111-131435.jpg….ready to stitch into blocks for a split 9-patch quilt…..

20131111-131552.jpgBeing a true chocoholic, I spied this on Mrs Mac’s shelf…..

It belongs to Mr Mac – and he’s had it for More Than A Year!!! How do men do that? Wouldn’t last a few days in our household!

Saturday I visited Miss Helen and we took a mini road trip to Patchwork Passion. I haven’t been there for quite some time, and, of course, the shop has changed and grown with new fabrics, new products and new adventures!

20131111-132436.jpgHelen bought these lovely fabrics while there…..

20131111-132523.jpg…and once we arrived back at Miss Helen’s, we played with her stash and added these…..

20131111-132619.jpg…all ready to make my Hamptons Cabin Quilt. Should be gorgeous!!

Helen also has 6 of her Prairie Star blocks finished……

20131111-132812.jpgI’ll show you what I bought tomorrow!

Little Miss J visited too, and while stitching doesn’t hold her 5 year old attention for long, we did enjoy a game of Snakes and Ladders….

20131111-133016.jpgit’s an age since I’ve played this game, and had to be reminded of the rules! I started well, getting a ladder with my first throw, but from there on it was mostly down the snakes!! All good fun! (For the record, Miss Helen won!)

Helen’s garden is blooming too…..


More tomorrow!

Meredithe x

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7 Responses to Weekend Stitching

  1. Helen F says:

    Hey m- Mrs Mac’s sweet peas still blooming I see gorgeous!!! She has been industrious!!!

  2. Maree says:

    Helen,s fabrics look gorgeous , can,t wait to see the blocks. The yellow and grey are very interesting as well !

  3. You have done it again – started with delicious food when I am on a fast day!! Gorgeous fabrics and I like Miss Helen’s star blocks. Looking forward to seeing what you bought.
    ps – love the bag!

  4. So much gorgeous colour in this post! (And those egg and lettuce sandwiches at the beginning just set the scene for ladies lunching!!)

  5. thimbleanna says:

    Looks like a wonderful sewing day again. I love those pretty star blocks. And how nice to see the beautiful flowers — everything is starting to freeze here, so we rely on those of you down under to carry us through the winter!

  6. cloudcoucou says:

    The food always looks so yummy as do the makings!!

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