Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Back home again

I am well and truly home, yesterday was a sit on the couch day I was so tired!! Must be getting old! I didn't get many photos of what the ladies worked on at the retreat as I had planned to do that Sunday morning but three of the ladies had to pack up and go home early as the husband of one lady was unwell.
We had a Kris Kringle on Saturday night and I received these two lovely fat quarters

We were also asked to guess a number between 1 and 20...I guessed 8 and was given these great fat quarters

This was part of what Judy got sone on the retreat, there was another quilt top done but I just grabbed this photo as she was packing up. The top on the left was made from fabric her sister brought back from Japan, the middle too was made drom scraps from a quilt made 25 years ago!! The one on the right was made from  9 16 inch squares I think, they were stacked and cut and rearranged and sewn back together four times. 
I am beginning work on the next paper pieced animal...the hedgehog

And Sue is busy working away on her beautiful fabrics.
I had a good drive home, we had some visitors later that evening
And it pays to keep an eye on things when you ask for help of the comouter kind 'cos you end up with photos like this!! 😀
Shane and Steph stayed Sunday and headed home Monday
Steph was trying to get a photo of the Supervisor so

we all joined in!!
Today I have done some grocery shopping and house cleaning..all the exciting things that wait for you when you go away for a few days!! But I did get to the machine late this afternoon
And made two little scrappy house blocks for the Bellarine Row by Row..I was going to sew them by hand but have decided it is much quicker on the machine!!
This is as far as I got with the hedgehog, I need to set the fabric out again and continue sewing. Maybe tomorrow..the large piece has 18 bits to sew on...gets a little involved!! 
This block is part of a sew along hosted by  Juliet of the  The Tartankiwi, she makes the most amazing paper pieced animals and birds and she has a book coming out soon which is exciting.
I had better go and rescue dinner.
Happy sewing.


Pamela said...

I can understand why your were tired! What a great retreat.

Pamela said...

Oops! That should say you were tired, not your!

Jo said...

Such a busy weekend. Can't wait to see your hedgehog...

Fiona said...

haha.. its amazing how tired one can get being sociable!!! lovely pictures..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue ,you have been so busy,glad you had fun at the retreat,also great to have family over,hope you have a lovely day xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Congrats on your win and kris kringle. That hedgehog is so cute....all those little pieces...yikes! Glad you had a lovely time x

Julie said...

Great gifts you got Sue - the fabric ones. No wonder you felt tired, you seem to have achieved heaps. Love the picture of you all with the Supervisor. Looking forward to seeing the finished hedgehog.

Leeanne said...

Lots achieved! Your hedgehog is looking nice and spikey!

Ondrea said...

You sure look good for a gal who is so tired! Lots of projects got done on the retreat. Love your Christmas fabrics you won. You seem to be quite adept at foundation piecing now. Enjoy a rest now that you are home from the retreat LOL.