It’s time for a Sewjourn!
I came up with Maree late on Thursday afternoon but some of the girls had come up earlier, via Patch n Quilt, as you do!
They had a wonderful time shopping……
……picking up all sorts of lovely fabrics.
Carolyn showed us the first basket she bought when she started quilting
Janine had her stars on the design wall
GJ had some wool felt pieces from Sewn and Quilted and from a pattern she’d bought from Mary in the afternoon, started making these sweet pear pincushions
and putting them to immediate use! Intrigued, Maree made one too.
Yesterday, those who hadn’t been shopping headed over to Mary’s – we couldn’t miss out! We were all very taken with the fabulous Alison Glass Art Theory fabric
So we enjoyed our shopping too!
and Maree scored this box and a door stopper at the at the Op Shop next door
Morning tea was out by the time we returned
and Fleur had joined us. Fleur was also taken with the pears and made a little one for herself
Carolyn made some more hexies
for this gorgeous quilt
and Jan played with Lucy Boston in Liberty and linen.
Lunch was a lavish affair with salmon and salad
Then there was a special presentation; GJ and Fleur have started a ritual of giving “unusual” gifts. This time Fleur was the lucky recipient of a special find of GJ’s. Skippy Belle is now helping Fleur with her sewing
and last night Skippy Belle enjoyed a wine, while her joey enjoyed a chocolate or two!
(For those of you on Instagram, you can follow Skippy Belle’s adventures @glendacust)
After a lot of faffing and reading of magazines, I finally started cutting out a shirt/dress
and just before bed time last night, it was finished!
With HUGE thanks to the marvellous Maree who guided, advised and where necessary rescued me (and consequently didn’t get much of her own stitching done!)
Anyone for a stitch?