I've been very lucky to be able to 'escape' day to day life and spend time in the company of other sewing and crafty chicks a number of times this year, the weekend just gone included.
A couple of the girls at NCB had a booking for Sewjourn with a couple of spare places available. As I have had a few weekends away lately I agreed that I would only go if my crafty friend could also make it as I knew spending time with her would be an added bonus.
As usual, it was lovely to relax, unwind and be free of the regular activities of daily life such as cooking, refereeing/parenting, cleaning and cooking; and just go with the flow.
I also love seeing what other people get up to in their crafty pursuits.
How they do things, what they choose to work on - I learn something new every time.
Brianna put this amazing quilt top together and inspired Wendy to make one up too. I love the colours and the shapes and everything about it.
The fabric is a range from Parson Gray (aka Mr Amy Butler), and I had planned on getting some for upcoming teacher gifts (yes I am planning well ahead!), so it was lovely to see and touch and feel the range 'in the flesh'.
Brianna, along with Mel, Claire, Liesl, Lisa, Daisy and of course Wendy and myself - got through a huge amount of sewing.
This is just some of what was done.
Oven mitts, PJ/lounge pants, skirts, jackets, quilt tops galore, dresses, cushion covers, shower caps, a scarf a bat softie, ear bud pouches, skirts ruffled and tiered and a sweet little Oliver+s top.
|Clothing, quilts and cushion covers for all shapes, sizes, styles and tastes!|
I was in fact very productive, completing two ruffled and two tiered skirts, five little shower caps (just for fun!), completing my first Slip-on Suzie dress, doing repairs on two pairs of jeans, one pair of bathers, one skirt, one shirt and putting elastic into three pair of leggings as well as making a start on my Clover Cape.
|Did you see the cute bat softie in the centre of the quilt...|
I have to say my only regret was not having started my cape earlier as the finish on the seams when using Brianna's totally-amazing-steam-generator-iron was nothing short of incredible - so I wish I had been able to complete it.
But I came home feeling like a 'sewing weight' had been lifted from my shoulders as many little 'odd jobs' that have been sitting in the 'to do' pile have now been completed.
|Loving making this one, stay tuned...|
For excellent food, conversation, music selections and of course company.
Check out Wendy's post here for more details on all the quilts she worked on.
A very big thanks to 'the guy who lives here' for making it possible - you are one in a million, and I am glad you are my one from the millions. xx