Not much sewing completed in the last few days, as Friday I headed with my little one to Susans house for a play date with her daughters, It's fair to say everyone was exhausted by the end of the day, and I was impressed with Helen and Emily's ability to cope with the demands of an over-excited and over-exuberant 4 year old!
|Helen takes a well earned break, and Emily has passed out off camera somewhere!|
We had a fantastic picnic in the park, I especially enjoyed the fantastic chocolate cupcakes, you can see a picture of them here, thx Susan :o).
And yesterday I had a fantastic day in the sunshine in sunny Parwich, a beautiful village in the Peak District, with the ladies of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild.
We spent the day outside on the Village Hall sun terrace, with a talk from the Contemporary Quilt Guild, and then a nice bit of sewing time. I was lazy and just took some hexys to baste (as Susan had knackered me out on Friday), but there was quilt basting (Kerry), Weekender Sewing (Liz), more Hexy basting (Wendy), hand sewing (Lynne), HST prep (Mandy) binding (Trudi), Bee blocks (Moira) bag making (another one Di, really? You'll get a reputation as the Imelda Marcos of the bag making world!) chatting, banter and CAKE. Oh yes, the pot luck lunch seemed to involve more tea and cake than other food (there were some delicious salads and pasta), perfect in the sunshine.
We even had a guest visitor, the lovely Sarah from Duck Egg Threads who was holidaying just down the road. It was lovely to finally meet Sarah as we started blogging at the same time, and she has been a great support to me whilst I was trying to figure out how this blogging thing works!
And of course, as you would expect, there were some fantastic show and tell items brought along (all photos stolen from elsewhere) including this stunner by Mandy (but the finished version)- I'm not ashamed to say I stroked it a LOT!
And this beauty by the extremely talented Trudi, I had a prolonged stroke and cuddle with this one too
And a plethora of Weekenders, including Di's second one, a Weekender mini- fabulous!
And because Di is a massive over-achiever, her latest quilt top- stunning, the horrendously names Rainbow Sprout