Thanks so much everyone for your comments on my last post, you were right, it was the bestest time!!!
Now you know how I often talk about my friends Lynn and Valerie who I stitch with on Wednesdays?? Well they went on the retreat too and here they are – Lynn on the left and Valerie on the right. That’s another dear one, Roslyn, in the middle – she helped to organise our fantastic weekend.We all took along star blocks to enter the challenge … 3 lucky ladies won enough star blocks to make their own quilt!!!We also had show and tell … and this one I just couldn’t believe!! This is Mon’s hand pieced hexie quilt … and it used to be twice this size. She found her 3 year old grandson “helping” Nanna with a pair of scissors!! Eeeek!!! Mon, being the sweet Nanna that she is simply distracted the little man and gave him something else to occupy himself. But she’s had to remove a lot of hexies and as you can see from the gap in the middle, she’s still got a lot of work to do on it!!!
Here we all are before we left for home ….. lots of happy smiling faces!!! I was lucky enough to win a prize at the retreat, I guessed the amount of buttons in a jar – I just LOVE buttons :)!! Here’s what I won, a bundle of lovely fatties and a cute little tin filled with lots of useful sewing stuff.And here’s the jar of buttons I won too ….. mmmmm, I LOVE buttons [did I mention that lol???] !!!!!!!!Soooooo, just for a bit of fun … how many buttons do you think might be in this jar??? I’ll help you out with the size of the jar – it’s 5 1/2” (or 14cm) high and 3 1/2” (9cm) wide in the middle of the jar. Just leave a comment and your guess on this post and I’ll have this prize … a lovely pack of 42 Moda charm squares from the Plume range by Tula Pink for the person who guesses the closest.
I’ll tell you the winner on Monday 30th August … good luck :)!!