Thursday, 30 April 2009

Stitch 'n' Bitch goes away for the weekend

A few weekends ago, actually it was the last weekend in March, our little Stitch 'n' Bitch group went away for a long weekend to Smiths Beach on Phillip Island SW of Melbourne. It was forecast to be a lovely weekend and we weren't disappointed.
By the time I (B1) picked up the key and got organised it was lunch time before I picked up Pam (B2) and headed off. In the meantime we had a call from Nita (B3) to find out what was taking us so long as she was already in Cranbourne.
B1 & B2 finally arrived mid afternoon to find B3 happily sitting in her car stitching away in the sunshine and generally enjoying the peace & quite. We unloaded our gear and happily started stitching.

This is the view from the balcony of the house we were staying at looking up the road to the beach car park & the sea. It is a wonderful view.

This is (B3) improvising to trace a pattern.

It was B2's birthday on the day we arrived so we had to have cake. B3's daughter made this lovely cake, it was apple streudel or something like that, it was scrumptious. B2 is showing off one of her birthday pressies.

B2's project was to continue working on finishing this QAYG quilt she was making for her daughters 21st Feb 2008....B2 has been a little bit slack. So the quilt police were active on the weekend.

We had some of the locals come and check out what we were up to over the weekend. I wonder if it could have been the drunken revelry which attracted them. Not us of course, it must have been the neighbours.

These are some QAYG blocks I put together using up some of the overflowing scrap box. They are destined for a double/queen quilt for the Victoria bushfire survivors.

This is another quilt I put together which is also destined for the Victoria bushfire survivors. They are flannel prints, lovely & bright, perfect for a kids quilt. The blocks are all sewn together, I now just have to find something for the border to make it into a single & finish it off.

We all had a great weekend. Although we ate too much and probably could have got more stitching done, however we were all satisfied with what we achieved and were totally relaxed at the end of the weekend. None of us wanted to go home though.


Pamela said...

B2 had a great weekend with B1 and B3. B1 and B3 are notorious for being the 3rd word of our quilting group name, they pick on poor little B2 constantly, B2 has no idea why as she is the perfect little Angel but when she is in the Company of B1 and B3 the naughtiness happens to pop through occasionally. Hope B1 and B3 enjoyed the weekend too. WOuld you believe the word verification for this post is appropriate.

gwensmom said...

Retreats are the best! Food, drink, carousing and stitching. Oooooh I am jealous!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

I love that circle pattern on that second set of quilt blocks.. awesome.. been a while since I visited. I see I missed your B-day happy belated :)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Has anyone heard from Jackie... is she ok??? she has not posted for a while!!

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Dusty said...

I fell in love with your whirlygig quilt. Please may I have the pattern, or could I buy the pattern?

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thank you!!

clare's craftroom said...

What a productive fun weekend , Merry Christmas !