Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fun and happiness

Yesterday I drove up to Bullengarook for lunch and a sit and sew catch up at Tracee's place. The City Girls were heading over too. We had a wonderful day of fun and chatting and much laughter. Marina suggested a bit over a month ago that we make blocks for Tracee and she would put them into a quilt. Well we did make blocks and Marina worked her magic with help from the other City Girls and  Donna and a beautiful memory quilt was created.
Some of us made two blocks, some made one and helped with the binding and quilting. I know this was quilt made with a huge amount of love, to give Tracee and her hubby comforting hugs for many years to come.
I have to confess that not one stitch was sewn, time just disappeared with eating, Tracee made a sensational lunch!, chatting and laughing...heaps of the latter.
It took several attempts to get a group photo because there was so much chatting and laughter happening
Such a great bunch of women! We had the best day, I floated home on a cloud of happiness, still giggling at some of the comments made during the afternoon, but some comments must remain at sewing days, so I can't share sorry!!
Today has been a beautiful day, I have been preparing for a retreat this coming week and sitting in the sun! Multi tasking!! Lol!!
The supervisor has been keeping an eye on me!!

cutting out applique shapes in the sun!
I had two happy mail deliveries this week, one I gave the mailman a shock as he delivered the envelope to the door and I had been lying in bed reading!! Poor man!! Confronted by bed hair and panda eyes!!

This beautiful book is full of amazing paper pieced patterns created by a Scottish woman who lives in NZ and quilted by Leeanne of Quiltmekiwi, who does the most beautiful quilting. Leeanne is currently doing blog posts of the various patterns/animals from the book.

and the other special arrival was this book, cute crochet dolls with many changes of clothes. Another one day project!!
I had better head off and get things organised for tomorrow.
Happy sewing.




14 comments:

Pamela said...

What a great day with friends. The quilt gift is a labor of love!

Chookyblue...... said...

that sure is a great group of girl to catch up with..........lovely quilt for Tracee.........
I really like the horse quilt on your header too........

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a lovely day with the girls and such a beautiful heartfelt gift for Tracee xx

Jo said...

I was only thinking of Tracee the other day. Wondering how she is getting on. So good to see everyone together and enjoying the moment. The quilt was such a lovely thought.

marina said...

It was such a wonderful catch up, good to fill the tank with lots of laughter and happiness!
You are all such fun to be with.
You look very industrious preparing for your retreat hope you have a great time.
And yes what goes on at a meet up stays at the meet up lol

KaHolly said...

What a wonderful, uplifting post! That quilt blows me away! And your handsome supervisor! How did you get so lucky?

Helen said...

Lovely day with special friends and a special quilt looks like so much fun had by all.

Leeanne said...

Looks like a nice time with friends, lots of laughing and smiling is always good! Thanks for the link :-)

Julie said...

Lots of laughter & friendships & good food Sue ... sounds perfect to me. Your new books look rather amazing, have seen the quilt samples on Leeannes blog. Hope you enjoy the retreat Sue.

Moose-ings said...

Lovely to see you ladies enjoying a great day together! Wish I could have joined you but had prior commitments. Loved that Animal Quilts book, will have to look out for it. I look forward to catching up!

Fiona said...

very special quilt from you all - and lovely for you all to catch up..... precious friends...
Great books to play with - I have been seeing the animal ones on the blog...
Hugz

Anthea said...

What a very beautiful quilt... made with love & I'm sure happily received!

Ondrea said...

Tracee's quilt is beautiful and it is so good to see Tracee smiling again. Such a thoughtful gift. That animal pattern book looks great and I am sure it will be well use, Happy crocheting too.

Elyte said...

Really enjoyed our visit last Saturday. Too long between catch ups. A real tonic for all of us.
Enjoy your retreat and hope it's a productive one.