Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Off to Retreat
On Friday I am off to a quilters retreat with the Southern Belles quilter's group. There are around 25 people heading off to Mannum in the South Australian Riverland. We get back later on Sunday, staying at the Mannum Motel/Country Club. I am so looking forward to a bit or R & R, and some serious stitching time. Today I started to organise what I am taking, sewing that is
Antique Sampler to work on. These are all ready to sew together, then applique in place.
Sentimental Stitches, Beyond the Cherry Tree. All the fabrics are chosen, just have to put them in place. Does not look terribly interesting like this, but it will when all the bits are added.
I bought some more wool from Morris and Sons. My granddaughter, Skylar, saw me knitting socks, and wanted to know if I was making some for her as well. Yes, I guess I am, and the purple/orange/teal is for me. Sock knitting is a bit addictive - a bit like quilting - and I will be taking some with me this weekend for the bus ride. You can knit where you can not sew! Another great site for wools is Yarnbow. They are currently having a "Summer Sale" which is just fine for us in the Southern hemisphere, 'cause we are having winter and want to knit. Great service from both these shops.