Sunday, 18 January 2015

Road trip

Up bright and early yesterday morning for a two hour drive to Scone for a sewing day at Raelee's. I couldn't wait to see her new Grace quilting frame in action. The photograph shows it expanded to full size, lucky she has the perfect spot for it.

It was pretty much a meeting of the Cassilis Quilters as Kylie, Lea and Julie were there too. We had a lot of chatting to catch up on.......I managed to blanket stitch around four little wings and put a few stitches in this mini which has been in the cupboard for a while. Fiona's table runner inspired me to get it quilted.

Raelee has loaned me a cross stitch frame to try. I've never used a frame or hoop but it does seem to make it easier.

Hope you found some time to be creative over the weekend.
Susan x

21 comments:

  1. looks like a productive day. Your mini looks lovely and your cross stitch is coming along so beautifully!
    For a larger cross stitch I imagine the frame would be useful.
    The quilt Raelee has on the frame is gorgeous too.

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  2. That's an impressive,looking quilt frame! Sounds like a fun day!

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  3. Hi Susan sounds like the perfect day,your runner looks great,yes Fees has inspired me too start one soon,Thankyou for sharing parts of your wonderful day xx

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  4. lovely day... great friends... beautiful stitching! x

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  5. That looks like a wonderful quilt frame. Your quilt is very nice, and I love the cross stitch project you are working on.

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  6. I love the look of your cross stitch. For many years cross stitch was my stitching choice. I once tried a frame but didn't find it helpful. The frame you are using looks more suitable - maybe the trick is not having the cloth too tight. Sounds like a delightful day all round.

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  7. Sounds like a perfect day spent with friends :)

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  8. Ohhh. I love your cross stitch! What design is it??

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  9. Sounds like a lovely day Susan - do love the mini you were working on

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  10. Looks like a nice day out Susan...I am loving the look of your cross stitch x

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  11. oooh I love your mini, and how lovely to hand quilt it. The cross stitch is progressing nicely, perhaps the frame will assist?

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  12. Lovely day out for you and your friends. Your little mini is so lovely.

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  13. Another great stitching day amongst good company...perfect! I mainly use a frame for cross stitch too!

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  14. All your projects are lovely sounds like a good day x

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  15. Thanks for making the trip. It was lots of fun. Hope the frame is useful.

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  16. Looks like fun. I only use a hoop for cross stitch not hand quilting. Although I may try one in the future.

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  17. What a wonderful day.:) Lots of good stuff to see!

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  18. Glad to hear that you had a safe and enjoyable trip. Those little hst look so lovely all sewn together. Enjoy your quilting, or is it finished by now?

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  19. I feel so special to have inspired you as it is you hand quilt girls that have inspired me.
    I can't wait to make something else to hand quilt again.
    Love your little mini xxx

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