Saturday, September 01, 2007

A weekend off ------------So what will I do?????

Well after another busy week in the shop I actually have a weekend with no retreat, it is Fathers Day here in Australia tomorrow, so I always keep this as a free weekend.

Wednesday/ Thursday this week I had 10 lovely ladies join me on there first 2 day retreat, they all had a wonderful time and did extremely well with there sewing, this photo was taken just before they departed. I look forward to seeing them all again soon.

It is a really hard decision what to actually do this weekend, I stayed up late last night and finished off the border on a quilt I have been working on for 10 years. It is the 1997 Times and Seasons quilt from Peace Makers, I started it with a group back in 1997, hand appliqued all the blocks, hand painted all the skyes, appliqued the flowers onto all the border panels then came to a stand still. After being inspired by a photo one of my groups showed me a few weeks back I dragged the quilt out and make the other border blocks, then last night whipped up the 4 star blcoks for the corners, they are meant to represent the 4 seaons. So now I will send it off to my lovely friend Betty to quilt so will share a full photo of it completed very soon.

This is just a small section.

The weather here over the last week has been so nice, Spring has sprung, or for a short while anyway, so I might spent some time in the garden as well as try and work on a few more outstanding sewing projects, I will let you all know if I do achieve any sewing.

Have a great weekend, thanks for dropping by



Chookyblue said...

have wonderful relaxing and enjoyable it swing or gardening I am sure you will enjoy is spectacular weather for the 1st day of spring.......

Leigh said...

Enjoy your weekend off. The quilt looks gorgeous, can't wait to see the whole thing.

weirdbunny said...

I love your applique on your quilt, you'll have to put it on the Janet Bolton Noahs ark Quilt Flickr site that Gentlytiptoe set up. It's for applique work in a Janet Bolton style. said...

Your place looks a wonderful place to retreat to! and the quilts look so soft and calming.

Tina said...

How was your Retreat Free weekend? Did you get anything other projects done. The girls said your pincushion display looked great. They said they had a great day. Wish i was there!!!

Annelies said...

I love looking at the picture of the quilt.
I was just wondering, how is your 365 Challenge quilt doing ?

The Netherlands

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Kerry... I remember that calendar well, I have saved it in a 'someday' pile. Maybe seeing yours done and quilted will inspire me to pull mine out to the top of that pile! Well done, you found something to do for the weekend, too! Ha!