Sunday, 24 January 2016

Summer School 2016

Mid-January means my annual favourite stitchy adventure - the Blue Mountains for Karen Cunningham's Summer School. It was a quick trip this year and I was exhausted when I got there but at least I got to go.  I started this year's correspondence quilt "Little Tree" in the first workshop on the Wednesday & Thursday...
...and just keep on going...the quilt pattern for the second workshop is happy to wait its turn...doesn't look like much for five days work, but what with socialising, shopping, eating, socialising, shopping, eating, the days are full...he he he...The applique is only back basted as I was soooo tired that when I attempted to applique my eyes just couldn't deal with concentrating so I moved on to the hand piecing of the border instead.

Luckily I was passing through Bathurst on the way to the mountains during opening hours so I didn't miss out on my annual visit to The Home Patch - yay!  A copy of Anni's new book - The Story of My Day - just might have followed me home.

Another fabulous Summer School, it really is the best medicine..countdown to 2017!

Happy Stitching...

11 comments:

Susan said...

Summer school always sounds wonderful. Love you block, you certainly got off to a great start. The socialising is very important too!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That looks fantastic xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you had a wonderful retreat away x

shez said...

Hi Annette,I am so glad you enjoyed yourself,wow I love your work,I hope you enjoy your evening my friend xx

Maria said...

Sounds like a really great time; no wonder you're already looking forward to 2017! Love the quilt that you started; great design and gorgeous fabrics, Annette.

elliek said...

Sounds like you have had a great time.Love the block

Flickenstichlerin said...

What a cute block, love the colors and fabrics.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Jo said...

So glad you got to enjoy your time away. Another project on the go. Good for you...

Fiona said...

amazing block.. so much in it..
Hugz

marina said...

That's my kind of summer school.
Looks like a lovely project. Such pretty fabrics too.

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you made it to summer school.........love what you worked on.....hope you have made more progress since then...........