A weekend at Villa Vivien

Helen and I had the great pleasure of a weekend with Miss Lynnie at her delightful home up on the Murray River. We’ve nicknamed her home “Villa Vivien” (pronounced with a French accent please……Vivienne).

Over the weekend there was lots of food

20160628-123929.jpgand lots of creating in the custom designed sewing room where Helen and I sat in the comfy chairs, complete with a quilt each should we feel the cold (and gosh was it cold – close to freezing each morning and barely making double figures during the day. Rest assured the heating was on!) and Lynnie sat at her machine sewing up a storm!


Lynnie finished up a quilt top

20160628-124327.jpgand finished these four blocks

20160628-124353.jpgHelen finished a sock

20160628-124418.jpgLynnie tried on her sock, or should I say attempted to try on her sock; regrettably the sock became

20160628-124540.jpgas it was too small. So with larger needles and a mantra to knit more loosely, and a different yarn, progress on a new pair was made.

20160628-124646.jpgI took over Lynnie’s cutting table, laying out fabrics in colour ways

20160628-124730.jpgI do love starting a new project! Over the weekend I cut out 10 sets of blocks

20160628-124815.jpgThere was a little retail therapy too; we visited Heather’s Quilting Emporium – Heather was having a sale! At 50% off fabric how could we not buy anything?!

I bought a few “necessities”(!)

20160628-125426.jpgHelen bought a sewing basket for Miss J and some additional fabrics for her triangle quilt

20160628-125521.jpgand Lynnie was practical, buying a backing and backgrounds

All too soon it was time for farewells and the journey home.

We love time at “Villa Vivien”; relaxing, indulging; sewing – what more could one ask for?

Meredithe x

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9 Responses to A weekend at Villa Vivien

  1. Lynette Balchin says:

    We did have a wonderful time didn’t we? All over too soon! I’ll have to get the house sign done now won’t I. Looking forward to the next and hopefully longer visit. Love you both. Xx

  2. Helen F says:

    cried all the way home!!!!! just telling Jules at work about our lovely soup for LUNCH!! and showing her the sock!!

  3. Karen Ruta says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time! What a great way to spend a cold weekend.

  4. Fabulous! I don’t think you took enough fabrics with you for cutting your blocks! Love all your purchases, and Lynnie’s work is superb. And drooling over the food, despite just finishing breakfast!!

  5. Chas Spain says:

    Sounds like a superb weekend and that pumpkin soup looked so amazing – just what’s needed at the moment bbbrrrrrr….

  6. It does look like a wonderful weekend. At least you had quilts against the cold!

  7. Cécile says:

    I love the word “necessities ” !! Ah ! Ah !
    Villa Vivien seems to be a very good plan to spend lovely time between quilters friends !

  8. It sounds like a wonderful weekend. It’s great to get out of the city and clear your mind…xxxx

  9. thimbleanna says:

    I’ve had a wonderful little catch-up on all your posts — it sounds like another perfect day. Do you get tired of all these perfect days LOL? And I love the transformation to your sock drawer — sooo much prettier!!! ;-D

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