10 August, 2013

Retreat Goodies and a Football Finals Update!

This time last week I was sitting at my machine at retreat sewing my Granny Squares together. 
That seems so long ago already. LOL! 
Would you like to see what came home with me?
We all received a very useful project box 
filled with lots of goodies.
My lovely friend Maddy from Woomba Woomba flew down from Queensland to join us on retreat. Maddy had knitted me a pair of slippers and they have been on my feet ever since (well, when I'm inside). They fit nicely into my other slippers which were actually a little big. Now my feet are always so warm and cosy. The added bonus of this is that the slippers won't wear out on the slate floor. Maddy also gave me a ruler holder (it is folded in the photo) in colours I love. Thank you so much Maddy. You certainly spoilt me and it was so lovely to see you again in person.
I only did a little shopping. A couple of fat quarters, some homespun, a reel of white thread (not pictured) as I didn't have any to sew my blocks with and two mini charm packs of Bonnie and Camille's new Scrumptious range. I am in love with this range. Can't wait for it to arrive in the shops.
 Mel and I also went to an antique store in Ballarat. 
I found this lovely doily holder from 1930. 
It was in such a good condition.
 Only that one little mark on the inside lid. (The doily is one I picked up at an op shop the other day for 50c!)
 This is the back. 
Last Sunday Mitchell's team won and are now straight into the Grand Final next week. 
Unfortunately Nelson's team lost the Semi Final but being second on the ladder means they have a second chance. Tomorrow they play the Preliminary Final. 
Good luck Nelson!

12 comments:

shez said...

well done Mitchell and good luck for tomorrow Nelson.
Love that doily holder Christine,this is only the 2nd one that i have ever seen and i think they are a great idea.
Dont show Shaz your charm pks,lol,they might go walkabouts,lol.
What lovely gifts Maddie gave you,and so glad you had lots of fun on your retreat.xx

Darlene said...

Beautiful granny square quilt.

The project box full of goodies is a terrific treat.

And, so many more treasures for you.

Susan said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as a doily holder, but it certainly looks useful. Lovely goodies from your weekend away....extra warm slippers have been needed this week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Good luck to the boys....and I am like Susan had no idea there was a doily holder, its gorgeous.....lovely slippers.....

Cheryl said...

Love your granny squares and some lovely purchases Christine. That doiley holder is just beautiful

Noela said...

Lots of lovely gifts from your retreat. Your quilt looks great. Good luck for the footy finals. Hugs......

Maria said...

Love the Granny Square Quilt. Nice gifts and purchases......
Well done Nelson and good luck Mitchell...

Rosa said...

Your quilt is just beautiful and pretty gifts and purchase.Have a fun weekend.

Leanne said...

I love your granny squarer quilt, its so pretty. Lots of lovely goodies to keep you busy.
Good luck to the boys and their footy teams.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your Granny Squares Quilt is just perfect and I have to agree, Scrumptious is just that. Good luck to both boys. We have had a bye this week and last game will be next week for Dec. No finals here this year, well not in Football. It looks like Aiden's team will make the finals in Basketball though. Have a great week, hugs

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely goodies from your weekend away and your granny squares quilt is beautiful. Lovely vintage finds too!

FloS said...

Lovely purchases !
Florence