What a (long) weekend!

I’ve just come back from five fabulous days of gallivanting around the countryside with GJ, filled with fun, frivolity, friends, fabric, food and fabric shops.

GJ and I went down to the beach on Thursday morning, enjoyed lunch on the deck3-IMG_2343

and spent the afternoon watching movies and sewing2-IMG_2346then a light dinner and another movie02-DSCN2314and a viewing of GJ’s Stars so far.01-DSCN2309

On Friday we met some visitors at Amitie, Maree and June from Queensland,  who had come to stay with us, the first of our new friends for the weekend!  We enjoyed lunch at a nearby cafe, and I couldn’t help myself but ask the (very) young woman at the table next to us if I could look at her gorgeous knitting;  Sam was only to happy to oblige and we chatted for a while about knitting and blogs etc.  It was so nice to see someone in, I’m guessing, their early 20’s enjoying knitting and a coffee in a cafe.4-IMG_2348

and after a little browsing of the store and just a little fabric shopping 1-Blog April 2016we all went back to the beach to view our wares and get to know each other.IMG_3748As the Autumn evening fell, our Queensland friends were feeling the cold on their toes!  June quickly put on her stripy socks03-DSCN2319and Maree donned these cute flamingo slippers.04-DSCN2323

Saturday we took Maree and  June to visit Treehouse Textiles

1-Blog April 20161for more shopping, meeting up with more friends, then out to the pub for dinner.IMG_3748Maree and June spoilt GJ and I with some lovely gifts;  I received this workbag and arm rest pincushion – which I love!05-DSCN2326and GJ unpacked a bag of goodies from June and a box of goodies from Maree  IMG_3751including these very special dec’s from Liberty of London06-DSCN2333Irene joined us for dinner on Saturday evening, then on Sunday gave an impromptu Clam Shell lesson as we stitched on the deck. Lots of lovely food (black jelly beans for our Resident Diva – just kidding!)IMG_3757including Amanda’s granny’s apple cake (recipe coming soon) 13-DSCN2356accompanied by my vanilla ice cream for dessert14-DSCN2358gorgeous bags and basketsIMG_3760pretty clams by everyone (‘cept me)08-DSCN2349 15-DSCN2364 12-DSCN2354 11-DSCN2353 including this sweet little one by Irene, using her leftovers from her big one – and yes, that’s my thimble on there to give context!07-DSCN2341and more sewing accoutrements.1-Blog pics April 20161Irene was hand quilting10-DSCN2351

and I worked on a new block.09-DSCN2350

Maree gave us a show and tell of some of the quilts she’s working on.

Judy’s “French Market Medallion”16-DSCN2365Marg Sampson George’s “Hare Race”17-DSCN2367and Irene’s “Auntie Green’s Garden”18-DSCN2368More tomorrow!

Meredithe x

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15 Responses to What a (long) weekend!

  1. Annie Gunn says:

    Wow! Talk about overload. You must have gone home exhausted after all of that, even though you were at the beach. Thanks for sharing and making us all envious yet again. Cheers A

  2. Chas Spain says:

    What an amazing time you all have. Lots to love here (the little jumper and Irene’s work are pretty special but everything is inspiring)

  3. Karen Goad says:

    looks like a very fun quilters weekend with old and new friends. I wish I had so many nice quilt shops to hop around to – your food and quilts look wonderful

  4. Kyle says:

    Looks like an awesome time. Did I see you all on Instagram?

  5. Carrolyn v says:

    Oh still my heart! A blog entry full of news about visiting friends, quilt shops, knitting, stitching, food, medallion centers! Does it get any better than that! Thanks for letting us share your wonderful life!

  6. All I can say is FABULOUS (while turning an unattractive shade of green with envy!!)

  7. Judy says:

    What a fabulous time you are having, almost too much to take in. Wonderful fabrics as usual and yummy edibles. Really love those clamshells.

  8. Lots of inspiration here! I love the clamshells – so pretty. Who’s thinking about starting Circle game?? love the Auntie Green as well :0)

  9. It’s always lovely to share our enthusiasms – and favourite sources! – with other enthusiasts…

  10. Carole Minihan says:

    Wow what a great weekend, totally green with envy, everyone’s’ work is beautiful

  11. Susan says:

    Love all those clamshells!

  12. Judy says:

    Hi Meredithe I have been following the star blocks with envy. Finally giving in and going to do them. Do you have a template set for this block? Thanks

  13. treadlemusic says:

    Beyond amazing!!!!! (That’s all I have to say………………………………)

  14. Helen F says:

    I “WANT” that apple cake!!!!! more fabric!!

  15. audrey says:

    These posts are so fun. Inspiration, eye candy, droolworthy food, fun quity stuff.:)

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