Sunday, June 29, 2014

Winter sit n sew

We braved the windy, wet, and cold Gisborne weather to gather at Christine's this month. We were all stitching away happily, supervised by Medley.

Jean (in hiding!) had completed this stunning little number, a blue and raspberry coloured log cabin with a twist. Love how the layout produced different secondary patterns, and the colours just popped!
Christine (also in hiding!) had finished the top of her new knee rug, all in warm flannels; I can see her rugged up against the cold in this! Very cute moose and bear flannel among that lot, too.

Kathryn was working on her "When Sochi met Bali" quilt. Coming together very nicely indeed. It'll be a stunner when it's finished. We'll wait until she's ready to reveal.

Mary was working on her Christmas project (secret woman's business, this!). It's looking very nice already.

And Donna was putting the binding on her 1600 Stonehenge quilt. A label to go on, and then it's all ready to go.

Alleyne couldn't attend today, and we look forward to catching up with her next month. She missed out on Christine's delicious caramel cake!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Having fun - just not in Mt. Beauty!

 Kathryn and I initially had planned to go to Mt. Beauty for a few days, however, circumstances meant we had to change to Plan B. Plan B involved having a few relaxing days of sit n sew in wintry Gisborne!
We armed ourselves with quilts to quilt and wool to knit, and occupied my loungeroom and kitchen for some - not so serious - fun. Mr. B had kindly laid on a roaring fire, I'd made a big pot of cauliflower soup, and Kathryn provided fresh bread and - wait for it - whoopie pies!! Yay!
 We were very productive - here's Kathryn's American quilt, which she finished quilting on Wednesday. It looks magnificent, just needs the binding now.
 Mr. Pretzel made use of the winter sun streaming through the windows, moving from sunny spot to sunny spot, and inspecting our work every so often. I think it passed muster - his fur deposits on our work kinda says so...

Friday was another good say for sit-n-sew; it was cold and blustery outside, and we kept warm and enjoyed some nice music - and more food. The lunch today was vegie curry, and Kathryn brought some very nice afternoon tea.

Kathryn was cutting out a new quilt today; she's making the "When Sochi met Bali" quilt, and it's going to be spectacular!The colours are just stunning. I don't think I could give that quilt away.
 In the meantime, yours truly was knitting, making a couple of scarves. They're both nearly finished, one is a Moebius (infinity) scarf, the other a man's scarf in a beautiful Patons wool blend.

I loved the days we sewed together, nothing better than doing what you love with good company, good food, good music, and a cat!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Blog Design

Months, and I mean months after Donna setting up our blog and asking us to go and have a play with the blog, change what we wanted I have finally found some time to play with the look of our blog!

While writing this post I am also texting Donna to make sure it doesn't look to dull!!!.....Lol

So, what do you think??? New look, same ladies!......Lol