Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sewing day with the girls...

Yesterday was our girl's sewing day, and Michelle hosted again - she took my turn as I was still a bit weary from the road trip with Mr E. That's the thing about friends; they step in when you need a hand, and I am blessed to call these girls my friends...

We laughed, laughed, ate, stitched, laughed, ate, stitched, laughed and laughed. Honestly, we go home from these days with aching jaws because we laugh so much!

This week Michelle was stitching the outline of her coloured block...

Her colouring-in on fabric is beautiful!

Heather was stitching another cute camel block from the "Long Time Ago in Bethlehem" quilt...

...and Wendy is re-stitching her Anzac tribute block.

She has been informed by the Armed Forces that she is not allowed to use the Rising Sun symbol on her design. Sad that she cannot promote our Diggers with their symbol...

I stitched the rest of the Mother Terasa block from Michelle May's "Sentimental Journey" BOM...

...and something else, but I can't show you that yet!

I was really thrilled that both Michelle and Heather have made bags using my Dream & Create pattern!
They both chose to use different front panels instead of the stitchery that was on mine, and I love them!
Heather let the fabric shine for her pocket panel...

 ...and Michelle used a different stitchery on her pocket. Gorgeous bags, girls!

This was my original Dream & Create bag, which featured in THIS Elefantz Home e-zine...

Now you know that our stitching day is also a day of feasting, right?!
Michelle spoiled us again! We had the loveliest fruit cake for morning tea, which I forgot to photograph, and lunch was a yummy quiche and salad....

....followed by dessert. Michelle makes the best trifles, and I haven't had one since her New Years Eve party, until today!

Heather watched carefully as Michelle crumbled chocolate Flake over the top...

...and Wendy was snapping photos on her phone at the same time. See her just behind these sweet trifles?
They were YUM!!!

And where was I during all this?
Doing what I love. Snapping photos of everyone else.

Next week it's at my house. \o/

Congratulations to my 5th Blogversary giveaway winner!!!

I have emailed you, and once I have your address this bundle of lovelies will be on their way to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Wish I could bless you all!

It's Mr E's birthday today, and Miss Blossom is taking us out for lunch.
In celebration I am going to share a new free design with you tomorrow!
Make sure you drop by to download it...



  1. Thanks for the great post, I felt like I was there, too. You girls had so much fun! Beautiful stitching all around.

  2. Love the look of your blog now. Your blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends.

  3. Thank you for allowing us a peek inside your fun day! I am jealous and wish I was there too. =)

  4. What a fun time and the food, oh my!

    Patricia C

  5. Es maravilloso ver las hermosas labores que se realizan en grupo, pero lo mejor es la maravillosa amistad que se puede ver atraves de este hermoso reportaje, las fotos hablan por si solas, muchas felicidades por tan bellos trabajos todo es hermoso. Feliz Cumpleaños a Mr. E, Dios lo bendiga.


  6. Congratulations Kathryn! I know you will enjoy your wonderful gifties!

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Elephantz! I know you will be spoiled by your girls.

    It is sure good that you have wonderful friends that are there for a fun time of quilty pleasure. Can't wait to see what you've been working on.


  7. Congratulations to Kathryn . And Happy Birthday Mr. E. It sure looks like you girls job
    Have a great time sewing, eating and laughing and taking photos.

  8. Happy Birthday to Mr E! My husbands was yesterday. New bike and DVD's - boy stuff! And with 2 human boys and 2 boy cats as well not alot of girl stuff so I have to make up for it!

  9. I love your blog!
    Happy birthday Mr.E.

  10. Congratulations to the winner and also to Mr. E for his birthday.

  11. Schön die Bilder, ich kann mir denken dass es lustig zuging.
    Glückwunsch an Herrn E und alles alles Liebe und Gute vorallem Gesundheit.
    Liebe Grüße Annerose

  12. Que labores tan perfectas .Es lógico con el ambiente tan relajado que se os ve Besos

  13. the bestest of days with the bestest of girlfriends.....what more could you ask of from life??!! Can't wait till Monday....and yes, Jen-girl, I've found my colourque to bring along!!! It's ready!!! LOL
    love and big sugary ones hon. xoxox

  14. lovely to see the items you girls work on when you get together..so special,cheers Vickie

  15. Lindos trabalhos e grandes amigas! Quanta coisa boa!
    Um abraço!

    Beautiful work and great friends! What a good thing!


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