Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Love to Finish

I dont know why it's so hard to get back into things after being on holidays.

I have spent 3 weekends in a row away and 2 of those  sewing and one wining and dining in the Hunter Valley. How lucky am I . Never a dull day in this house.

Let me start with a beautiful weekend at a fantastic retreat location "Stacey's at the Gap". All weekend sewing with friends and catching up on UFO's.  You will find it on line if you want a nice place to go. Its not far from Warwick or Brisbane.


Some books for our grand daughter- got these at a little patchwork shop at Coolah

Finish number one - fabric given to me by a Margie C a few Christmas's ago

Proof I am sewing

A baby quilt finished with just the bind to go

Safari quilt finished- designed , sewn and quilted by me .....Ta Da...
Made this for my Dad, he had a tear in his eye when he got it. .  I think he liked it. He loves African Animals. I started this quilt at Stacey's Stacey's at the Gap last year, quilted it there this year and the binding and label was finished at the Chookshed.
A baby quilt  all done except for the bind.  Isabell gave me this lovely baby fabric for Christmas.

A stitchery designed by Rosalie Quinlan .  Now a lovely cushion.
Lots of finishes...Yeah!


I had this lovely tea cup and plate that belongs in my sewing basket....lovely Chooky gave me the Cofee mug and a couple of spares to match...thank you 

This is a beautiful and quirky sewing music box..My lovely sister found this for me a few weeks ago. I got it when I got home from the Chookshed.
Its so the drawer and all parts move and it plays music as well.

I worked on completing this dresden plate quilt . I started it at Kerry's " Cottage on the Hill" last year.  Nearly finished it at the Chookshed.

Good friends and food at the sewing weekend at the Chookshed

My lovely hubby  made ice cream while I was sewing ...YUM.. easy as condensed milk ,cream and fruit from Nigella Lawson


shez said...

lovely post Jenny,you sure have been busy.xx

Susan said...

Two retreats, lucky you. Great to get a few things finished. Love the Dresden.

Chookyblue...... said...

you sure did have a couple of good weekends.........was so nice to have you visiting for the chookshed birthday party.........

Show and Tell said...

You have been a busy birdie....That icecream looks delicious Jen x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What an a wonderfyl life you lead....great post Jen

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Love what you've been sewing lately and looks like a great time was had in Chook Shed