Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekend away…

Ahhhhhh, another sewing weekend away was wonderful.  Katherine and I managed to head off early before lunch on Friday this time which gave us a few extra hours stitching in.   We had wee Abigail with us too which was lovely, she happily gooed and gahed most of the time and fitted in around Katherine’s sewing plans!

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First priority was a friends 40th birthday quilt that we worked on together, here’s a sneak peek but you’ll have to wait till after the birthday until the reveal.

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I finished off my Bears Paw Quilt, The range of fabrics were Mother Goose & Friends by Terry Clothier Thompson for Moda.  The photo is not the best as the sun was actually out the day I took it!  Which is a bit different to the last few days here in Melbourne where it has rained and rained, I know we need the rain but the carols by candlelight had to be cancelled today which made us all a bit sad.  We love to pack a picnic and head off to sit on the picnic rug at Come Celebrate light our candles and sing carols, it’s a real family event.  It’s the first wet one in 10 years so I guess that’s a good record.

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I also started a Christmas Stocking for a little girl I mentor through the Kids Hope Aus program at our local Primary School.  She’s in Prep and we meet once a week to have fun, chat, do some school work and self esteem building stuff. It’s a lot of fun and I wanted to make her something special.  This was a stitchery I came across on the Wee Wonderfuls site, designed by Hillary Lang, it was a joy to stitch and to see the look on her face when she opened the parcel last Friday brought tears to my eyes. ( It does have her name stitched on it but I’ve removed it here for privacy reasons )

I also made a covered notebook and a library bag but haven’t taken any photo’s of those.  All in all it was a very productive, relaxing and fun weekend.  All we need is a tea lady and a personal chef and the weekend would be perfect!

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I had to put a few shots of our kids at Church this morning, we had a lot of fun with a Christmas theme and a bit of silly fun.  There’s nothing like being a Kids Church leader to keep you young!!

Till next post, stay happy and don’t let the Silly Season wear you down!

Kylie

7 comments:

Janellybelly said...

I will have to talk to DH about coming to the next sewing weekend as Tea Lady & Personal Chef :) Love the stocking, & Sarah looks so cute all dressed up!
Nelly xx

clare said...

Yes great stocking and I make a good cuppa ...
Clare's CRAFTROOM

Krafty KJ said...

What fun a weekend sewing is and what a find that gorgeous stitchery was. Well Done, she is blessed to have you in her life! Until next time...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a productive weekend away you had! Love the little Christmas stocking - such a cute design.

Maree said...

Love the Birthday Quilt & Your Stocking is too Cute....ah the Kiddies are looking Gorgeous ...
cheers

Christy said...

I love your elfette stocking!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi girls,
Both of your '6 Random Facts' posts were interesting. Thanks for joining in.
Hugs,
Kerryanne