Saturday, June 20, 2015

Retreat, Sewing & FNSI

Finally made it to retreat after lunch of Friday & thought to myself  "must check that the machine foot hasn't fallen out". Talking to my daughter as i get stuff out of boot got distracted & didn't check. Just as well she hadn't gone far when i unpacked machine & could call her to bring the foot back. The blasted foot had fallen out. Only in the last few kilometres as we got out of the car in the town near retreat to have lunch, took pram out of boot & it wasn't loose then. Grrr.

First thing to work on was my blocks for Bonnie & Camille Sampler swap.
At night i worked on this
This was 2 nights work adding the green. The first night i went to bed early. Saturday i put this together
My 50th birthday quilt is now together. I just have to add the border fabric now i've bought it. Sunday i completed 4 blocks of this quilt before lunch & then it was pack up time.
The other 4 i did Wednesday. 4 more to go along with sashing & borders & my son has a quilt top. I'm just hoping it won't take me as long to turn it into a quilt as it did for me to finally sew it together. It's bee cut out for maybe 9 years. :)

FNSI saw me heading to the shops for fabric
also bag of buttons for $2 & ric rac for a project. The black & red are for the quilt above. I didn't really need it as i bought all the fabric & extra years ago but figured just in case it isn't big enough now for a queen size i'd better have the extra fabric. :) The lavender & the white are border & backing fabrics for the birthday quilt.

 After the fabric shopping i just dithered around, decided it would be a good idea to get started on changing the book cases around. Now i have to wait until my new one is put together to get my books off the floor. Maybe it wasn't such a brilliant idea to get a head start. Sew did i sew anything for FNSI? Darn right i did.
I finished the last bit of embroidery in this Christmas stitchery then added more green squares to my Trip Around the World.
Pop over & visit Wendy our lovely hostess to find out what other ladies who joined in last night worked on.

Happy Stitching,







21 comments:

KERYN B said...

Look at you just on fire. Love what you have made...did you get your foot back?

Cheryll said...


You had a very productive day and NiGHt... well done!
Your Trip Around quilt will be NiCe... xox

Chookyblue...... said...

a productive retreat time away...........

shez said...

wow you are amazing my friend,your camille blocks are awesome and love your birthday quilt,boy you got a lot done,hope you found your foot.xx

Terry said...

You've been busy...everything looks great! :0)

Maria said...

You did get a lot done at retreat. Glad you could get your foot back.
Your birthday quilt will look fabulous when you get all the borders on.

The Christmas stitchery is lovely and how do you do the TrIp Around the World.

Sheila said...

I'd say you had a very productive retreat and accomplished a great deal . Well don't Jeanette !

Roseanne said...

You have been very busy and love every think you have made well done.

Karen's Korner said...

You are on a roll.....lovely work.

kiwikid said...

Wow! You have been very productive...the retreat was good for you! the stitchery is lovely and you Trip around the World looks great too.

Fiona said...

you have some lovely quilts coming along...
Hugz

Susan said...

Sounds as if you were productive at your retreat and for FNSI - the birthday quilt is looking great - hope you bring it to SS.

Noela said...

Lots done on retreat and Friday night too. Great work Jeanette, love it all. hugs....

Flickenstichlerin said...

Your stitchery looks great and so does your block around the world. Busy, I can tell.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Cath said...

This is why I love retreats.....you get sooooo much done! Glad you got the sewing machine pedal though....that would have been annoying!!

Alexandra said...

oh what for a productive sew night. Your works looks great
greetings from Germany

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So much done looking fabulous xx

Anne Heidi said...

So many wonderful projects, and you sure are getting a lot done. Your trip around the world looks amazing, and I love your birthday quilt!

Leanne said...

Wow Jeanette, you got so much done. All your projects look lovely, I especially love your birthday quilt, How special.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Thank goodness you found your foot, yikes! Wow have you been busy. Love love love them all - your son is going to just adore his quilt!

Tania said...

Love all your projects, such great colours and lovely stitching