Sunday, October 6, 2013

another beach holiday part 2 ~ the sewing edition.....

Sue and I did both get quite a bit of sewing done while we were at St Leonards, and I think we were both quite pleased at the progress we made. 

We both worked on - and finished - our Wednesday night challenge project ~




I had a lovely morning on Tuesday, getting up early, making a lovely, hot cup of tea, and sewing the binding down on this tablerunner.  I also finished the book I have been reading and really enjoying.

a perfect Tuesday morning.....

I did get sidetracked into a mini quilt (which was not part or the sewing plan), using some of the new fabrics I had bought at The Blanket Box, plus a few I had taken along from my stash. Sue's Toy Voyager friends were most interested to see what I was up to, and kept a close eye on the proceedings.....



Sue worked on binding a couple of Christmas wallhangings and a Halloween tablerunner for a friend in New Zealand, and finishing (yes, FINISHING- finally!!!) the huge hexagon quilt she has been repairing. It took some convincing, but I made her do the Happy Dance to celebrate...



 
Sue also very kindly helped me baste the Halloween wallhanging I am making for the same friend in NZ after I had made a pieced back from some scraps, as the backing I had brought with me was not big enough.  It was then on to the hand quilting I am doing on this project.  




At the moment I am also doing leaders and enders on my sewing machine, and I was pleased to have got through quite a few of those over the few days we were there.

It was a wonderful few days away (thanks, Sue!), and too soon it was time to go home again - 
until the next time.....

4 comments:

  1. such beautiful work ladies,what fun you guys have,well done.xx

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  2. Lovely work...and I'm loving the happy dance.

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  3. Mmmmm....not sure about that happy dance, but VERY happy to have the quilt top done!
    xx

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  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful time...and accomplished a lot!

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