Thursday, August 26, 2010

What fun we had!!!! …part 2

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.SSQ Gympie 2010 140We all took along star blocks to enter the challenge … 3 lucky ladies won enough star blocks to make their own quilt!!!SSQ Gympie 2010 028We also had show and tell … and this one I just couldn’t believe!! SSQ Gympie 2010 101This 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!!!SSQ Gympie 2010 142 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.August 2010 127And here’s the jar of buttons I won too ….. mmmmm, I LOVE buttons [did I mention that lol???] !!!!!!!!August 2010 130Soooooo, 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 …August 2010 133 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 :)!!

62 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

I think that there are 288 Buttons in the Jar :-)
So glad you had a wonderful weekend
Cheers
Lynne

Jytte R said...

It seems like you all have had a happy weekend.
My guess for the bottons in the jar is 896.

Dawn said...

oh Joy I am never any good at guessing games but here goes.... 444 buttons in the jar... he he.. see way off..Lol... good luck guessing everyone.
hugs Dawn x x

Maree: said...

Oh Poor Mon..did she Cry..I would Have...Glad you had a Good Time..My guess for the Buttons is 155...
cheers

Jessica said...

My guess is 423 buttons!
I would have cried weeks if the kids destroyed such hard work...actually they have done that a couple of times already!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

OK, I'll have a go - 354!
I do feel for the lady with the hexie quilt - how awful!

Deb said...

Joy, I'll have a guess then.... 254 buttons. What a lovely bunch of goodies you won for guessing correctly, well done you.

One for a wish.. said...

My guess is 120! Sounds like a great weekend!

Cattinka said...

It must be more than 500, my guess is 528 I don´t know why, but it would be neat if thats anywhere close.
KATRIN W.

Sue said...

Could that jar have 179 buttons in it? I hope so.

Penny said...

hmmm... my guess is 768 buttons . Looks like plenty ! Love the hexie quilt.

BubzRugz said...

Glad you had a wonderful time - I assume the liquorice allsorts got finished???
My guess for the jar is 497....
Hugz

kiwicarole said...

ummmmm....213?
LOL sounds like you had a ball!

Aunty said...

What a great weekend. Retreats are so much fun. My guess for the buttons is 920. I'm probably way off as I'm not good at guessing.

Bonnie said...

I think 238 :) yvonnebenson@bigpond.com

Barbara said...

I always seem to guess low on these types of things so this time I'm probably going to be way to high...but I'm going to guess 550! That poor lady with the hexie quilt! I know how much work it is to sew all those hexies together!

Vicki said...

Oh wow Joy .....your weekend away sounds so good :) Lots of fun and love those star blocks :) You had some good wins too :)
My guess is 743 buttons :) Hugs Vicki xoxoxo

Sheila said...

Joy , you are pretty smart to have guessed the amount but I will give it a stab at 256 .I love buttons too! It looks like your weekend was lots of fun ,lots of smiling faces.
hugs,
Sheila

Talin's Corner said...

Okay I'l guess 138.

Dj said...

I'm guessing 189.

Needled Mom said...

What happy smiling faces!!! Loved all of thos stars as well as the hexies. Oh dear...scissors and hexies cannot make a pretty sight.

I love buttons too. I am going to make a wild guess here at 326.

Lisa said...

I'm gonna guess 650.

Melinda said...

I am guessing 385. I love that charm pack.

Vicki said...

Wow , beautiful work and a lot of fun!!

my guess is 521 buttons!

vicki B.

Allie said...

Oh look at all the smiling faces!!! And the BEAUTIFUL star quilts, oh my. Poor Mon and her quilt - I remember my son taking scissors to all my freshly-made curtains throughout the house. Not nearly as much work as that though!

Congrats on your win, I love buttons too! A guess? Oh golly - wild guess, has to be, cuz I have no clue! I'll say 125. So glad you had such a lovely time!

Winona said...

I'll guess 224 buttons. I really have no clue, but that sounds like a good number. (grin) Winona

CELIA said...

I think that coulb be around 174 buttons

Marcia said...

Joy, I am poor at guessing about buttons. So, will say 840 buttons in the jar. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

simplestitches said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend....lovely prizes and quilts and friends!
My guess for the button jar is 789...

thanks for sharing your lovely photos of your retreat.
cheers Julz

Cottage Garden Threads said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!!! My guess is 345

Janet said...

My guess is 326. I would love to go on a retreat. It looks like so much fun.

sandra said...

I'm thinking 197 buttons. Hope I'm right!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic photos Joy.....so plesed you had the bestest time.....I guess..357....thanks Joy...xx

Pamela said...

I guess 233 buttons. I would have creid if that happened to my quilt. What a lovng nana
Pamela C
pam_cutting@hotmail.com

Sharyn said...

I guess 648 buttons. Thanks Sharyn

Jude said...

Look like you had a ball and congrats on winning the prize. My guess would be 227 buttons. Your mum must love hexies and now she has to do more.

KaHolly said...

There are 212 buttons in that jar. I'm sure of it :). Glad you had so much fun. Have just loved the pictures. ~karen

Denise :) said...

Buttons, buttons, I'm guess 273 buttons! I'm so glad you had a blast! :)

Micki said...

I think that there is 328 buttons!
What a wonderful weekend you had!
Micki

quilterfaye said...

What a busy and fun time you all had. My guess 181,my grannie's address #
Cheers

Debbie said...

Hi Joy, I have no idea how many buttons there are but at a wild guess i would say.. 385.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm going with 320 - mind you math is not my high point, not even with given dimensions to estimate with.

marina said...

I will guess 215..
Great to see more pics of your retreat.

Scottish Nanna said...

My Guess is 237 buttons.Good luck everyone.
Hugs Mary.

Sheila said...

What a great weekend you had.
My guess for the buttons in the jar is... 214.
My first two choices of 212 and 213 have already been taken :)

Anita said...

I think there are 268 buttons in the jar. Heve a nice weekend.

casey said...

Hi Joy,
I think there are 390 buttons.

Maria said...

Hi Joy,

Is there 193 ??

Lucky-1 said...

Lots of fun this is...lol. I say 813 buttons....thanks for the fun in guessing.

Chris H said...

1001! lol

Wendy B said...

what about.......291????
I told you you'd have a blast...now you're addicted to retreats too!!!! LOL What fun you had...!!!
sugary hugs gawjus!
XXX Wendy :O)

Christine M said...

I think 628 buttons!

Bev C said...

My guess would be 365 one for each day of the year.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kim said...

What a fun trip!!!! I am thinking 387.

Carin said...

I am going to add my guess, since I love pie I am going with 314 :O)

Fiona said...

ooohhh I love quizes - Hmmmmmm Maybe 392 ?

Jenny of Elefantz said...

104...now that doesn't seem much I know, but there are some biggies in there. ;-)

Janelle said...

Hi Joy
Thanks for sharing the fun with us! I think there are 572 buttons in the jar.

Sandy said...

My guess is 301 buttons....what lovely prizes you got, congrats! And a fun retreat, too.

SheilaC said...

I will guess 327!!! :)

SHeilaC

SandyN said...

I am going to say 327...buttons

Sandyn

peonyblue said...

I think ther are 258 buttons in your jar. Cheers.