Sunday, August 4, 2013


Well, our FNWF turned in to a weekend sewing with friends plus an outing to quilt shop we hadn't found before, plus lots of eating, drinking and chatting and generally enjoying each others company! We all went to St Leonard's for the weekend..
Friday night dinner of fish and chips - Tracee was having an out of body experience!! Lol!!

Saturday we drove to Newcombe looking for this quilt shop , The Blanket Box,  as Tracee ran out of DMC thread, 

sadly this shop didn't have the needed thread did have many other things that were needed...really needed!!! Lol!!! Tania found some fabric she had been looking for and couldn't find anywhere else..she was very happy! I found two stitcheries I really needed (LOL) and some car fabric I do actually need. 

Would recommend a visit to this shop...great fabric, great service....we will be back!

We went on in to Geelong to Lincraft to get the DMC  (and some other things we NEEDED) mmmmmm..... following that, we  visited a new shop (Red Desire)  run by a young Chinese woman, I didn't take a photo but will next time, she had lovely things and her prices were really good, she had some clothes, house wares, journals, soaps...lots of goodies....we will be back there too! We all came out happy and wish her well in her new venture!

then we needed a cuppa at Gloria Jeans to set us up for the trip back to St Leonards!!

Sewing has commenced!! So did the rain and the temperature dropped and the light faded but we battled on!!

(Trying to get myself into the photo!!) Tee hee!!

We had Marg's home made potato and leek soup for late lunch, then had afternoon tea, cheese and bikkies!

I had purchased some self threading needles, and couldn't thread them!!! Oh dear!! Tracee helped me and passed it back but hey where is the needle???? It was still unthreaded and in Tracee's hand!! I think she was teasing me!!

Me being industrious...Tracee preparing dinner! ( Like we need more food!!)

Tracee still busy and Marg checking the weather.

Tracee dishing up a feast!! (And not looking at the camera!!)

Dinner!! YUM!! Didn't she do an amazing job?

Sunday morning we had a walk along the beach - me taking a photo of Marg taking a photo of us!!

And to the serious stuff!! We did get some sewing done! I am working on Block 1 of my BOM,

Marg is sewing her kangaroo's onto her strip quilt

Tania is creating beautiful hexagons

here is the full view of Marg's quilt, love the colours! They are so suitable for an Australian theme quilt,

I am also repairing a work colleague's quilt, lots of seams have come undone, so some stitching up is needed.
I need to get a photo of Tracee's Perry's Place quilt but blogger is not letting me so I will return!!
Ha! Ha! I am back!
Perry's Place is coming along - Tracee has done so much work on this quilt this year - she is blanket stitching around the fence and posts and at last count had 6 posts to go! It is already amazing and will be sensational when it is all finished...I think Tracee will be relieved too!!
Sadly all good things have to end and we headed home Sunday afternoon after having a wonderful extended FNWF!!


Anonymous said...

this post made me wish that i was with you guys,sounds like you all had a ball,wish the weather could have been better for you all.xx

Judy said...

I wanted to be with you all also! Sounds like you had a great time. I'm leaving for a quilt retreat this Thursday and I hope to have lots of fun and get lots done. Thanks for sharing!!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Thanks for a great weekend ladies I had a fantastic time.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous time and even found time for a little stitching!

marina said...

looks like a great weekend combining time with friends, crafting, shopping and yummy food! Perfect.