Friday, 29 July 2011

It's a hard life

Wow I am posting days apart. Go me!
This picture needed editing before I posted it.
The bottom half of me was not good, so I had to cut us all in half.
Left to right is Kim, Diane, Julie and myself.
I got into trouble for not putting myself in the last posting. I tried to explain that I am not photogenic.
Anyway I dug around and decided with some cropping this one would do.

The Second weekend away.

This weekend was a bit quieter with just 7 of us. We stayed at a place near Mansfield. Its very rustic and we would have froze if it hadn't been for the wood fire, which gave the place warmth and atmosphere. Cooking for seven is much more pleasant than cooking for thirty.Although we take turns for meals there is always someone to lend a hand and someone to clean up. My  meal was a roast lamb it's become a tradition for Saturday night.
There was lots of stitching going on and this time I have photos of the projects the girls were working on.
Marilyn's work area some serious sewing going on here
This is what Marilyn is making "Blocks on Parade"
Diane's "Blocks on Parade"

This is Lee madly zoom zooming away

This is what Lee is making 

Diane, Lee, Marilyn, Maree and Jackie

As Jackie is binding in black
she has tucked a little light into
her top and has it shining on her
work To me it looks like she
is about to burst into song.
Denise working hard
I don't know when she sewed this braid
We had a teeny little mouse pop in for
a visit. Brave Marilyn!
I spent the weekend working on my niece's quilt it will be summer
 again before I am finished hand quilting it.
I am very pleased with my hand quilting this is my first time
trying it. I know I am crazy using green thread as it shows
up more but I think I will get away with it.

I will post again after the North of the Yarra Quilters Guild's Retreat next weekend

Yours in Stitches

Margaret Louise


Christine M said...

Your quilt is looking great Margaret. I can't wait to see it finished! Hugs, Christine

Jennifer said...

You guys looked like you had a fantastic time. The work all looks lovely. Cheers Jennifer