I picked up Mel and we loaded up the car.
Good thing I have a station wagon!
First thing we did was have a cuppa so we could decide which way we would head to Lake Dewar Lodge in Myrniong for our NOTYQ Retreat. We had both been so busy we hadn't had a chance to plan our adventure.
We decided to head off to Fairfield and went to GJ's (forgot to take a photo there). Next stop was The Cutting Cloth owned by Kellie. This is such a beautiful shop.
We made our way up to Gisborne and had some lunch at the 3 Little Pigs Cafe. The two of us both had the homemade Beef Goulash Pie. It was delicious!
Of course, we had to go to Patch n Quilt.
Who should we find there but our lovely friend, Margaret.
We also met Gabbie (in the green) who was best
friends with our late friend, Tania.
Next stop, Mill Rose Cottage. Here I am measuring my Double Wedding Ring Quilt. I have decided I just don't like the backing fabric I had and as I am unpicking the quilting I have already done (although not that much), it was a good chance to purchase something I would be happier with. It is now going to be quilted by the lovely Leanne.
I found the perfect one. This is so close to the corner stones I have on the front of the quilt. Not bad since the fabrics I used are 17 years old. I also picked up some lovely red check and a Cottage Garden Thread just because!
This is the project I worked on on Friday night.
My Naughty and Nice List!
I appliqued the centre onto the background.
Stitched the name tags. Now to put everything together.
On Saturday, Jenny from Gemelli Girls
gave us a lesson in fabric colouring.
All I need to do now is stitch the outlines and make
my cute little teddy bear into something.
Saturday night Mel and I may or may not
have drunk a bottle of champagne!
The rest of the time I worked on my hexagons.
Three rows of my first panel are now put together.
Thanks Mel for being such a wonderful
partner in crime over the weekend!
And that's another NOTYQ retreat over.