Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Finally...A Post in 2012...

Well, it seems that January is almost over...mmmm...precious little stitching activity has happened in my January. Well there has been progress on Some Kind of Wonderful...it is still progress of the whole quilt preparation kind that really is not photo worthy...but otherwise so little stitchy activity that I caught the sewing room and blog in a little tete-a-tete about whether or not to just give up and wander off they were feeling so neglected.  So first off...Happy 2012...hope January has treated you well so far.

After much anticipation the time finally came for a little stitchy R & R...a lovely few days in the Blue Mountains (a short 11 hour drive across the border in New South Wales)...ah, just the ticket...five days in good company catching up with fellow retreatees, eating, drinking cuppas, talking, stitching, eating, drinking cuppas, talking, picking up stitchy tips, eating, drinking cuppas, talking, shopping, eating, drinking cuppas, talking...yes, mostly I think I did the eating, drinking cuppas, talking bit but I did do some stitching...
A block from a pattern of Susan Smith's, Sparrow's Nest...I was obsessed with using 1930s repros but didn't want to make the whole quilt that I signed up for in 30s...so in an effort to get that obsession out of my system I did the one block thing...and now I"m happy and can make the other quilt in "more appropriate for its design" fabrics...eventually, no rush.

Other than working on this block (this retreat is all hand stitching no sewing machines in sight - yay!) there was a little progress on a couple of my under construction Karen Cunningham designs, Bumbl'e Bee which now has one snowball border actually sewn on and the second almost constructed and a start made on preparing the patches for the coffin border for Anna...my objectives for the weekend and ones that I met...

Happy Stitching...

6 comments:

shez said...

good to hear from you my friend and i am glad you got to have some R&R and got some stitching done.Lovely block Annette.xx

Fiona said...

Happy 2012 to you... sounds like you have started it in style... love the block...
Hugz

Kris said...

Your January sounds pretty good! I have been thinking about sewing much more than actually doing it here. Love your block!

rosie said...

I've just got back to blogging too Annette, so many things to catch up on..
It's been so hot here that lots of hand stitching has been happening. The sewing room is way too hot!
Glad you got to get away and have a great time..

Mistea said...

Stitchy R+R sounds like fun. Looks like you actually did some stitching as well as eating, drinking and talking - Well done.
Nice block.
Enjoy stitching some more soon.

Margaret said...

R & R sounds good to me after the Christmas rush, it doen't take us long to get back to those things that let us -- sit and relax --- doing what we enjoy.