17 August, 2019

FNSI - Block 1, Take 2!

 After the wine mishap at retreat, I started another block 1 
of Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen. Last night I worked on this and it's 
coming along nicely. I'm off to NOTYQ Guild meeting today, 
so I'll continue working on this.
Thank you to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what others got up to here.

07 August, 2019

Friday Night With Friends At Retreat!

 I got a very early start to FNWF as Melody and I headed off to 
our yearly NOTYQ retreat. We take all day to get there (it's only an hour 
and quarter from home) but we stop and visit lots of lovely shops. 
Here we are in Ballan where the town was yarn bombed!
 My first project I worked on was to finish stitching the binding 
on a new baby quilt. It is very dull here today 
so I'll do a post on it when I can get better photos.
Saturday I started working on block one of Jenny's
Phyllis May's Kitchen BOM. Not an awful lot was stitched as 
there was too much time spent talking and eating!
But unfortunately, there was a mishap and red wine was 
spilt over my stitching. My dear friend was so upset but
accidents happen. We did try getting the wine out with 
little success. I'll just make another one!
So onto block two. 
I need to get more of the thread I had chosen for outlining 
the apron in chain stitch as the skein of green also got wined.
 Saturday night Melody and I found something 
new to play with - Instagram! 
We had so much fun playing with the filters. 
There was an awful lot of laughter happening!
We had a fabulous weekend with stitching friends.
I didn't get as much stitching done as I planned but retreats
are more about friendship and having fun.
Thank you to Cheryll for hosting us. 
You can see what others got up to here.

01 August, 2019

OPAM For July And Off On Retreat!

 My finish for July was Thea's apron for her 3rd birthday.
 One very happy Thea modelling her apron!
Thanks to Kris for keeping us inspired.
I do have another finish but you'll have to wait to see that.
Tomorrow Melody and I head off on retreat with the NOTYQ girls.
Looking forward to lots of shopping, eating, friendship
and hopefully, we'll get lots of stitching done too!
I'm going to start Jenny's "Phyllis May's Kitchen" except
mine is "Lillian Elizabeth's Kitchen" after my Grandmother.

21 July, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In

Nelson had a Friday night football game so I couldn't stitch along then. 
I joined the girls in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday. Got myself 
set up in the morning and then went to Mitchell's football match. 
Rex found himself comfortable spot with a perfect view!
When I got home I started working on a new baby quilt. 
The other baby quilt is finished but I can't show you that yet.
 I am doing it quilt-as-you-go.
 Next I spent some time preparing the applique pieces for the first 
two blocks of Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen (this is block 2). 
Will have to wait until I get some more Vliesofix so I can prepare 
some more. I'm off on retreat in a couple of weeks and 
this is one the projects I plan to work on.
Noel, Austin, Nelson and Paris headed down to Sandy Point yesterday 
and are heading off on a hike at Wilson's Promontory today, 
along with some others from their Kokoda trip. 
In case you're wondering why Noel is holding his phone up, that's 
because they were phone chatting with me so I'm there too! 
With them still away, that means another day of sewing for me!

Thank you to Wendy for hosting us.
You can see what lovely things others stitched here.
Well, I'm off to hopefully finish putting the quilt together.

07 July, 2019

Friday Night With Friends

Friday I worked on an apron for my great niece, Thea. 
She is turning 3 and loves to cook with her mummy.
 All finished. A special apron to go with
the wooden mixer I bought for her.
 I even found a pink mini whisk to go with it!
So nice to finally have a finish.
Thank you to Chez for hosting us for FNWF. 
You can see what the others got up to here.