Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday -Stitching and Halloween

Today's plan is to sew sew sew!
I am working on my Anna Levens quilt from last weekends workshop with Marg Sampson George. I would really love to get all the middle blocks finished. 
One more completed....
The Tuesday girls thought it would be a fun idea to make everyone a survival kit for the long weekend. 
We filled them with everything we could think of for an emergency ..... bandaid, panadol, safety pin, tissues, toilet paper, stress relief, a game, tea bag, tic tacs, ear plugs, a dammit doll and there were chocolates and lollies as well. 
Helen Stubbings was there and gave us all a lesson usung her appliqué method. 
Then it was time to don the witches hats and have some fun! After all it was Halloween! 
The table was set up with every sweet thing to eat you can imagine!!!
It was so much fun! Everyone got dressed up. Can you imagine 16 witches sitting around, sewing? 
Lib made us all a cute little thread bag made in Halloween fabrics. The spider and finger lolly were inside.
Sandi, Helen, me, Cathy and De. 
Lynda and her gorgeous quilt. 
Cathy and hers. There was plenty of show and tell over the weekend. 
We exchanged our camp swap gifts on Saturday night as well. My gift was from Sarah. I love it. It is a charger/cable caddy just like what I made for Helen. I was very happy to have one of my own and the fabric is perfect. It was full of gifts - binder clips, glue stick refills, diamond nail file, cute ribbon and a bag of lollies. Talk about spoilt!
This is the cable caddy I made for my partner, Helen. 
I also gave Helen an owl eye mask and De got a pair from Sandi too. Love this photo of them modeling their masks. They look a little scared don't you think? 
Such a fun night. Lots of laughs and giggles! Who would have thought 16 witches could have so much fun? 
Teresa xx




Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday

First full day in Tassie and we have a lot planned.
First things first, we go downstairs for breakfast. 
The room is beautiful and set up so lovely. 
Then we were off towards Georgetown to see Sarah and her shop. On the way we stopped at Low Head where they have these amazing carvings in the trees. 

They were so interesting and all done with a chainsaw! 
We had a really lovely coffee and cake in a gorgeous house at the Pilots station at Low Head.
We later found out this is the house Sarah's grandmother grew up in.
We made it to Sarah's shop Patchworks Plus and it is such a wonderful shop. Spoilt with a gorgeous welcome cake 
And a lovely surprise gift from Sarah. 
On the road again to have lunch with most of the Friends in Stitching girls at the Cherry Shed. 
Almost all of us in this photo! 
The food here was excellent. I can see why the girls come here! 
On our way to the camp at Port Sorrel we stopped in Latrobe to see a shop called "Reliquaire" that my mum had told me about. This shop sells everything! Antiques, dolls, teddies, masks, jewellery, bags, books, games, puppets, statues, science stuff - you name it! It was VERY interesting! 
We finally arrived at the camp/retreat in Port Sorrel and I even started on some stitching. This weekend I plan to work on my blocks from last weekends workshop. 
We are all straight into sewing. That's Jo photobombing my pic! So good to meet these ladies after being blogging friends for so long. 
Teresa XX 

Catch ups

One of the best reasons to go to Tassie for this retreat, is that I was able to catch up with my wonderful friends Rod and Debbie.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tassie!!!!

We have arrived in Launceston for a long weekend of fun, quilting and catching up with friends. 
We found Sandi at the airport and met up with Cathy for dinner. We will see more of the Friends in Stitching girls tomorrow. 
We are staying in a gorgeous 1840's Bed and Breakfast and it is just perfect. It's right up high on a hill with a view of all of Launceston. 
I've been reading Wuthering Heights on the plane trip here and I swear I've just stepped back in time and this house is from the book. I love my bed! 
Looking forward to breakfast in the morning and we have a day well and truly planned. 
Hope Tassie is ready!!!!
Teresa xx

A New Addition

Yesterday my son, Jack, and I drove all the way out to a lovely farm at Mt Sylvia. We went to look at some gorgeous border collie pups.....
Jack has been wanting another dog for a very, very long time. This one caught his eye and I must admit he is gorgeous. 
The mother and father have the most beautiful colourings. 
So "Captain" stole Jacks heart and took the long drive home with us. He's adorable. Three months old, so he's already grown quite a bit. 
I think this is the start of a wonderful bond. 
Jacks fiancé loved the surprise (huge sigh of relief!) and their home is now 3!
Now I'm packed for our trip today and will be away for a few days. Hope I get regular updates and photos from my boy and his fur ball! 
Have a great weekend!
Teresa xx
PS love this photo Jack sent me today....

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Stitching

After a little bit of stitching today we decided on a trip out for lunch - trying a new cafe is always fun! 
The cafe, Yarra House, is part of Green Frog Hollow Home and Garden Centre so we were able to walk around the lovely gardens first. 
Lots of gardens, ponds, water features, statues and it was really lovely. 
Oh and there was a gift shop and cafe! Perfect! 
Much cooler sitting here amongst the gardens and enjoying lunch....
Think we might have to visit here again!
I finished the third block of Marg's "Anna Leven's" quilt tonight. I am loving this quilt! 
Teresa xx