A day Sewjourn

A couple of  weekends ago a few of my friends went away for the weekend to Sewjourn and from all reports there were lots of laughs, lots of creating and lots of eating.  Unfortunately I couldn’t make it for the whole weekend but did manage to visit on Sunday and had a lovely day.

Here’s some of the sewing they achieved…… 

And Jetta made a gorgeous framed stamp picture and I am kicking myself that I didn’t get a photo of it.

I managed to get quite a bit done in the day as well.

A bit of ‘secret sewing’, followed by constructing my sewing bag and then some new cushions for the lounge room at Sewjourn.

 And as I type this out I realise that I didn’t show photos of my weekend at Sewjourn with some other lovely girls….way back in July.  (Wow, a whole term has passed since then but it’s been a busy one and LOTS of things have happened at our house…I’ll post about that in the week to come).  But this  July Sewjourn is where I started the handquilting on my little sewing bag.  It’s a Rosalie Quinlan pattern that I’ve had for years and from fabric I bought in Houston last year.  Really happy with how it looks.

And Meredithe and I both finished our Kaffe Quilt tops started at his workshop at Ballarat Patchwork way back in February.  It wasn’t at all competitive as we sat next to each other and zoomed away but there may have been smoke billowing from our machines they were working so fast.  And of course the gorgeous Miss M won the race! (And she even has hers quilted now and it looks fantastic!)

I think they both look great!  Can you believe that the blue used as the centre background is the same fabric in both of our quilts??  It’s amazing how different it looks surrounded by the different colours.

And then after this relaxing weekend I spent a couple of days in Bendigo where my mum showed me how to crotchet (again…..I DID do a whole blanket of granny squares when I was about 15…)  Learning to crochet was one of my resolutions at the start of the year.  And it’s great.  So far I’ve done a cushion in double crochet….which will also go into the lounge room at Sewjourn when it’s sewn together (hopefully in these school holidays).  Photo to come…….thought there was one on the camera but no!

And also during this last crazy term of school that seemed to fly by….. we had lots of gymnastic comps and a few cross-country runs.

And a couple of fun parties……but that’s another post.

4 Responses to “A day Sewjourn”

  1. trash Says:

    I just keep thinking and pondering and giggling to myself. Squeeeeeee ;-)

  2. Meredithe Says:

    Love what the friends sewed at Sewjourn. Your cushions look great. Is that bag finished yet?!?! That’s a very “muddy” photo – glad I didn’t have to do the washing!

  3. Thimbleanna Says:

    On top of all those gorgeous projects, it looks like you have a lot of laundry going on there too LOL. Wow — looks like you’ve been busy. I recognize that cute sewing kit fabric from market — I got some too. I can’t wait to see your finished project. And your Kaffe quilts — they’re beautiful — you’re a fun group of girls!

  4. Thimbleanna Says:

    Hmmmm….there must have been a wee bit of activity on this blog, as your post about going to London popped up in google reader. An internet glitch perhaps? Either way, it caused my heart to lurch — the thrill of hearing from our fabulous Jan!!! I miss you my dear — I hope all is going well in your world!

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