A Wonderful Weekend

I was lucky enough to have (another) whole weekend away sewing with some lovely friends. It really is such a treat to have two and a half days of uninterrupted stitchery. Not to mention the great company and some fabulous food. Emily brought a tray of homemade Cinamon buns which smelt amazing and tasted even better.

I spent my time on three projects one of which is a secret gift, so I can’t show any pictures of that. One was a cushion cover for my youngest sons birthday, which is coming up next month. This was the perfect opportunity to make it, away from prying little eyes!

Lastly I started on a dressmaking project. It really is amazing how much you can get done without all the distractions of home life. We all left on Sunday afternoon tired but relaxed and happy. Here are a few photos. I can’t wait until the next one!

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Sewing, Sunshine and Friends.

I’m just back from a wonderful sewing weekend with my friends Susy, Emily and Mary. It was fantastic to be away from the demands of family life and just sew, drink tea (and wine) chat and laugh. The weather was glorious, so we had lunch outside on the patio and could sew with the sunshine streaming in through the open doors. Heavenly! Here are a few photos: The cottage : 20140310-140125.jpgThe sewing: 20140310-140202.jpgOther activities (?): 20140310-140338.jpgA few other random things! 20140310-140420.jpg look at all our handmade bags! We all took different projects to work on and it was amazing to see what we could achieve with all that uninterrupted time. I can’t wait to plan the next one!

A Sewing Getaway

In 3 weeks time I am heading off on a little sewing adventure. Inspired by Mary’s tales of her visit to the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London last year, I duly signed up for this years instalment.

I’m travelling up with Mary and new local sewing friends Susy and Emily.

So to introduce myself, I’m Jo, from Devon. I’ve been sewing for just over a year, with pretty much no previous experience.

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It’s fair to say I’ve sewn everything in sight since I got aquatinted with my machine. Numerous bags a few quilts and lots of other fun stuff. I love it!

Apart from meeting lots of great people from the blogging world. I am really looking forward to learning some new things at the retreat. I know I’m doing Lucie Summer’s portholes class and Kerry’s fantasy fabric shop off the top of my head.

I’m looking forward to reading all about the rest of you!