Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun and learning

Today the St Leonards girls and I loaded into the car and headed off to Geelong, where we met my buddy Shez and Pat ( Seachange girl) at the hall. We were all doing a Clamshell class with Irene Blanck...
We had a great day, we had lots of fun and laughter and  even got some sewing done!!! I know that's a surprise!! Irene is a wonderful teacher and happy to answer any silly questions!! I have to say it was Irene's birthday today so we surprised her with a chocolate cake with Lindt choc on the top.....I forgot to take a photo sorry, but we did sing her happy birthday!!!
happy sewers with Irene

work in progress

Irene and Pat working away

some serious instruction time on the next step

The St Leonard's girls working away, love Jill's colours here in the front

Jill working away at her clamshells

look at these two!!! I tried to sneak a serious teaching type photo but was sprung!!

one group of happy stitchers, some with their clamshells on display

this is a section of Irene's quilt..isn't it beautiful?

a combination of some of the St Leonards girls work

this is what I brought home at the end of the day...I am quite enthused to keep going on this now, I really enjoyed the class and the wonderful company today, always good for the soul to spend a day with like minded stitchers. 
This weekend I also signed up to join in with
well I was not a hermit today but did get quilt a lot of stitching done, tomorrow I will be a hermit and hope to get lots done! I found this link over on Susan's page and thought what a wonderful idea! 
I have been stitching in the week but they are secret projects so I can't show them just yet. Also still working away at the hexies.
I am off now to have a G & T...
happy sewing.



14 comments:

shez said...

Hi Sue it sure was a wonderful day Thankyou for your help today I had so much fun and I love Irene what a lovely talented lady,looking forward to our next adventure I hope you enjoy your relaxation and your G&T xx

Chookyblue...... said...

a great day with the ladies...........

Susan said...

Id'dlove to do a workshop with Irene, they always look so great. Love your clams!

Moose-ings said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Looks like you had a great day, and got a lot of stitching done. I look forward to seeing what you'll do with your clams.

Cheryl said...

Wow Sue looks like a fantastic class. Do love your clamshells

Anthea said...

Hhmmm, good luck with ever getting a 'serious' pic of Shez, Sue... that's not gonna happen! Looks like you had a great day out, good for you!

Jo said...

These clam shells can replace your HEXIES..

Ondrea said...

Wow! You did manage to do quite a bit of sewing. Lovely pics.

Pamela said...

What a great class! I want to try these too!

Fiona said...

what fun... clams have always fascinated and scared me.... yours look wonderful

Hugz

Leeanne said...

awesome quilt! It's always more fun at a class with people who are your friends.

Julie said...

Sounds like a great day & lots of fun by all Sue. That clam shell pattern is most striking & eyecatching. Look forward to seeing your progress with it. Have a great weekend.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic class....lucky girls! Love what everyone worked on. Love Irenes work x

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you enjoyed your class.. looks like a LOT of fun x