Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tamborine Update, Let's Celebrate Easter

I enjoyed my retreat at Tamborine despite coming home with a sore throat. Feeling much much better now though. Whilst there I completed the stitchery on my place mat and finished that off on the first day, ready to use that night for dinner, put together a charm square table runner ready to cut up with my twister template (which I forgot to take with me) and completed the stitchery for the Xmas basket which I then finished for 1 Xmas Item a Month.

I did a few other bits and pieces which will be revealed at a later date.
It was great to catch up with the girls from Beaudesert as well as many who had travelled over the NSW border to be there. We spent most of the weekend laughing, sewing, eating and admiring all the beautiful things everyone was working on.  Below are a couple of collages of what was worked on, and some of the place mats made for the retreat challenge.
Block Bag, Miniature Twister, Tapestry Bag, French General Quilt, Flannel Shaggy Quilt, Twister Quilt., I Spy blocks and Quilt. 

A few of the 24 place mats made by each  quilter attending the retreat. The one top right won the challenge.
 For the retreat, Sue the coordinator  made us all a badge and also a few little extra goodies to bring home.

Dollies, pin cushions, my badge, all wonderful memento's of our retreat.
Thanks for a wonderful retreat Beauy girls, can't wait till the next one in August.
Before I close I would like to show you the beautiful gifts I have received from Kali, my partner in the Let's Celebrate swap, run by Karen from Mrs Martins Quilt Shop. The first swap was for Easter.
I opened mine on Monday as we head off to the coast for the Hot Rod Nationals on Thursday and will be away for Easter.  This has given me a couple of days to enjoy looking at them before we go. I can't show you what I sent Kali as yet because she is going to open hers tomorrow at her quilt group.

Pretty cute aren't they? Thank you so much Kali, I really love what you have made for me. Thank you to Karen also for running this swap.
So that is it for me tonight.   Hope you are organised for Easter as there is not long to go now.........
Happy Easter Stitching everyone.......   Hugs..........


  1. Lovely gifts from the swap. Hugs,xx

  2. what fun you had at the retreat and love your swap goodies,have fun at the hot rod nationals.xx

  3. it's just so nice to gather to sew with friends............

  4. Gorgeous projects from the retreat. Enjoy your time with the hot rods over Easter. Lovely swap gifts you received.

  5. Lovely Easter gifts from Kali. Sounds like you had fun on retreat.

  6. Glad you had a Good Retreat..Love your Easter Goodies

  7. Lovely stuff on your retreat - Enjoy the hot rods. And Easter too of course.

  8. So many lovely things, sounds like a nice retreat!