I’ve often read on other people’s blogs about fabulous weekends spent with stitchy friends on retreat. Well ….. now I know what all the fuss is about lol ….. what super fun I had at my very first retreat!!!! We all laughed so much - my jaw was aching he he, and we all still managed to do plenty of stitching too!!!
It was a long drive to Gympie from home … about 2 1/2 hours … so we had a pre-arranged stop along the way at Patchwork Angel for some morning tea - and some shopping of course ;o)!!!! Penny also did a couple of great demo's of applique’ and paper piecing … and so this just HAD to come home with me … It’s a rotating cutting board – and I really should have bought one of these a long time ago – what a fabulous toy!!! Of course, that’s not all I bought, I also found some needles, and some threads – what a treasure trove that shop is, lots of fabulous quilty goodness around every corner!!! Before we all left Penny took a piccy of (most of) our group, there were a lot of us so she had to get a good vantage point he he he. Here’s Penny organising us lol ….. and if you want to see the piccy she took go HERE :o). Thanks so much Penny for making us all so welcome!!
In amongst the laughter I did manage to finish a couple of small projects … here’s a little iron caddy I made for my friend Karen… And I also made this steering wheel cover. The little embroidered logo in the middle was done by another of the gawjus ladies in our group, Jennine. That’s two more finishes for me for August – woohoo!!!
There’s more to tell, but I’ll save that for ‘part 2’ ;o)!!!