Saturday, 14 December 2013

Road trip

I spent a lovely Friday with Lea and Julie (still no blog) in Muswellbrook. After a guided tour of Lea's amazing house we settled down to some stitching. Silly me didn't take a photo of the sweet elephant baby quilt that Lea is working on, or of the necklace that Julie was rethreading after a mishap with a preschooler.

We had a great lunch at Milkwood Teahouse. Lani was a generous hostess and we enjoyed having the place to ourselves.

I have been wanting to visit Finders Keepers for some time. Imagine a combination of your favourite gift shop, a Maxwell Williams store, and some of the brightest fabrics you've seen. It was almost too much for this repro, rustic girl! Just a couple of small purchases, I absolutely love the red fabric.....Blitzen by Moda.

And to prove that I did actually do some stitching yesterday I have another Irish Circles block finished. I am still struggling with colours for the blocks in this quilt. I'm not sure if this green one will make the cut, will see how it looks laid out with the others.
Hope you find some time to stitch over the weekend.

Susan x

22 comments:

  1. I like the green combo for your Irish circle, but I guess would need to see it with the others also. Love the red fabric, great print.

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  2. oh glad you girls got to catch up............nice fabrics.............

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  3. sounds like a fun time you had Susan,love your circle and your new buys,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  4. Great way to spend your time... shopping...eating... and most importantly with friends! :)

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  6. What a great way to spend a day! Your stitching is lovely and it looks great colour-wise from here but I guess it has to fit with what else you have done. Ohh that red is a stunner!!!

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  7. lovely day out..... and lovely block... I hope it fits in with the others....
    Hugz

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  8. sounds like you had lots of fun. Love your green irish circle block.
    Even if it doesn't make the cut it is still a beautiful block. such pretty greens.

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  9. Great fun pic! Love the colours in the irish circle quilt

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  10. Sounds like a lovely day, your new block is beautiful. You must be very proud of your Mr 12!

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  11. Glad you had a good day.....your block is stunning...

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  12. Stitching, socialising and shopping - also my favourite things. Hope the green block makes the cut. I agree with Marina, very pretty greens.

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  13. Love the block Susan. Always lovely to have a day out with friends. hugs....

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  14. Great day out...Finders Keepers sounds an awesome shop! Your block is lovely!

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  15. I love that red fabric too! I'd love to go to a Finders Keepers one day.

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  16. Sooo wish I could of joined you....l

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  17. It might surprise you how it will fit in :)
    That red fabric is so pretty!

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  18. We need to get you outside that comfort zone!! LOL....I love the green block...It will look good!
    Had a great day with you too... thanks for making the road trip!!! Xx

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  19. I love your new block too - the colours are beautiful together. Glad you had such a fun day. The red/white Moda fabric is so lovely.

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  20. Isn't it so great to spend time with stitchy friends?! Sounds like a great day Susan...
    The Irish Circles block looks interesting, I hope it does indeed make it into the quilt.
    Congratulations too, to your son on his achievements, what a great citizen of his school he has been... of course you are proud!

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