Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back from Tamborine Retreat.

I'm not sure where time has gone but I am finally able to post a few photos from my camp on the weekend. It was a new venue this time and the facilities and food were both great. I'm sure I have come home much heavier than I went. The company as always was wonderful and besides all the talking, laughing and very late nights I did get a bit done. Some secret sewing which I can't show yet, my finished Authentic quilt and blocks for my QAL. This was my sewing space.

Here is a photo of my Authentic quilt with the binding on at last.
I also managed to finish 3 more blocks of my Aiming for Accuracy QAL. Still have blocks 9 and 10 to do.

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8
These blocks are turning out quite well and hopefully when put together will make a lovely quilt. I have quite a few photos to share but have to sort them out. My computer has been quite slow since I returned which hasn't helped.
This is my place mat for the challenge at retreat.

The thread catcher was a little gift given to us on the first day. 

Name badge. The theme of the camp Embroidery and Applique. Colour blue.

Thank you to everyone who left a lovely comment on my last post. I can assure you I did have the most wonderful time although I think I may take a few days to recover. I have started trying to catch up on a few blog posts but still have lots more to read so may take a while.
Also I am getting ready for my grandson Jake to stay with us for a week while his Dad goes fishing.  Never a dull moment in this household.
Well must go for now.  Hopefully back soon with a few more photos.


  1. Sounds like a really successful retreat!

  2. Love your Authentic quilt and you made some good headway on the A4A quilt blocks...

  3. You made good progress...and if you had a ball as well - well that's the icing on the cake..

  4. Looks like you were able to get a lot done. Will have to hear about the venue later.

  5. i can see you had a wonderful time Noela and love all your projects you sure was busy,have fun with Jake.xx

  6. My goodness, you achieved so much on your retreat! xx

  7. Oh it all looks wonderful Noela! So glad to read that you had such a great time...

  8. Sounds like a wonderful time away and all your projects look beautiful. The quilt is gorgeous, hugs wendy

  9. You were a very busy little bee Noela. Lots of lovely sewing.

  10. You got lots done Noela - love your blocks

  11. Oh you've been busy! Love your blocks!