Moama day 1

It’s been such a fun day!

The morning dawned with a clear blue sky, just a little on the chilly side, but the sunshine was so appreciated after the grey, wet skies of Melbourne this past week.

20150516-171814.jpgOoh – when I went to put that photo in, I saw another and need to back track…..last night’s dinner!

20150516-171913.jpghow could I forget? Delicious home cooked silverside and scrumptious veggies. Hmm, hmm.

Anyway…..back to today.

For the weekend I’m teaching a class I call “Appliqué Basics” in which I demonstrate and talk about different methods, techniques, tricks and tips for needle turn appliqué, using this as an example

20150516-172156.jpgBy late this afternoon all 11 students had “sample stitched” some pieces and were setting up for a block.

20150516-172357.jpgHaven’t they done well?

20150516-172433.jpgAs usual, Heather had beautiful flowers

20150516-172509.jpgand fabulous food

20150516-172531.jpgIt was so pleasant to sit outside at lunch time enjoying the garden

20150516-172700.jpgeven in late Autumn there’s lots to see

20150516-172734.jpgand the last of the roses are just stunning.

20150516-172810.jpgHearing a “bock, bock, bock” I looked to see….

20150516-172939.jpgwho was soon joined by another

20150516-173023.jpgwith no food in the offing from me

20150516-173135.jpgit was time to depart!

20150516-173205.jpgAfternoon tea was delicious orange and poppy seed cake

20150516-173323.jpgAll day long I’d been admiring Paula’s pretty basket, so took a pic to satisfy the basket envy.

20150516-173407.jpgLynette joined us and sat fairly quietly stitching the binding on this quilt for her great nephew

20150516-173520.jpgI think we all had a productive day! More soon……

Meredithe x

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15 Responses to Moama day 1

  1. Irene Blanck says:

    What a lovely weekend you’ve had!! And it looks like a great place to do a workshop. Isn’t it nice to get away sometimes and enjoy the company of like minded women – teaching then is not a chore at all – I never look at it as work!!

  2. I am jealous just for the food alone!!!! And that cake!!!!

  3. lyn lindsay says:

    Sure has been a productive day you and your students are obviously doig well, a proud teacher I am sure.
    Forget basket envy I’m weekend away envy boo hoo, never mind I am knitting at home like a crazy woman, keep enjoying your weekend Meredithe and the girls and the food and the surroundings, boohoo!, Lyn

  4. Cécile says:

    I can feel your joy across your words……. What a wonderful day you spent !!!

  5. Barb Vedder says:

    yummy food and pretty flowers and quilting? heaven!!

  6. Kyle says:

    Your photos always make your retreats look so inviting. Spending time with other women who are as passionate about their needle work is so inspirational.

  7. Quilter 501 says:

    You in Australia pay such attention to little details in your fabulous lunches, gardens..and needlework. I am always so impressed and go to bed every night hoping to wake up in Australia as your NEIGHBOR!

  8. Janet says:

    The applique started here looks so pretty! That cake looks delicious- now I want to go bake something as well as stitch something :0)

  9. Love that bag. I want to try appliqué. Maybe Dear Jane. Do you think that is far too impossible for me.

  10. Carole Minihan says:

    What a wonderful productive weekend in beautiful surroundings and lovely people, travel home safely

  11. Linda Dutch says:

    Wonderful photography… pic #1 is stunning! Sounds like a very productive weekend, ever considered popping ‘over the ditch’ to teach? Linda NZ

  12. It all looks fabulous!!

  13. Heather Wells says:

    Thank you for coming to teach at Heather’s Quilting Emporium once again, Meredithe. It’s always a pleasue to see you. Looking forward to you coming to teach us some template magic on July 18th & 19th. Don’t forget if any of your friends would like to come and enrol in a class they are more than welcome too x

  14. Chookyblue says:

    a great time by the looks of it………….

  15. thimbleanna says:

    It looks like a perfect day. It’s so funny that you mentioned silverside — Kellie mentioned it at market — I’d never heard of it and had to look it up!

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