Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Another - Chris' amazing wildflower quilt

Catching up ....

These photo's wont be in order and text to follow

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Meeting at OFBC

 Rhonda has almost finished her quilt - yahoo well done
 Robyn is knitting a cap / scarf ... looks good - bit like Peter rabbit?
 Helen finished the binding on her 'vintage' fabric floor quilt
 Steph continues with her 55 shells
You may ask what Cinzia is doing with the can of pineapple???
Well they did in the kitchen too.
You might just be able to see some poor tiny squashed hexies poking out 
from underneath the edge of the can.
I think they are 1/4" ????
 Rhonda doing some larger hexies - Cinzia grabbed the scraps!
 Everyone busy - not sure what Lorraine was stitching.
Great she was well enough to come along and stitch with us.
Sorry you're 'out of focus'
Margaret wasn't well and RAB was baby sitting.....
Others were busy elsewhere - we missed you.
Our challenge for next month .... an ORT Bag!
Lets see how many variations we get.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our a retreat at Coolangatta Estate April 2014 ....

It began at Sew and Tell at Berry followed by lunch at the Berry Pub with Curried sausages and Mash and an Alpaca Burger - yummo.
Then we headed en convoy out to Coolangatta to begin our adventure what a pretty spot.
This is the view from our 'work room' and my bedroom Lodge 34 on Saturday morning.
We rearranged the furniture and started sewing ... These are the hand sewers.
Yummo brekkie ...... Kept us satisfied until lunchtime.
This was my lunch - spicey Tomato Soup with an 'Easter Bunny' sourdough loaf.
The machine sewing area.
Robyn, Steph and Helen brought their machines and had a pretty productive weekend. 
While Cinzia joined us for the afternoon and cut 400 hexagons for the project she is working on at the moment.
Here are the sewers again .....
And One of Robyn's quilt tops completed ..... noice!
As you can see it was a very companionable interactive sharing time together!
Especially when we discovered the password for the Coolangatta Wi Fi network.
And we had just a few knibblies!
We woke to a beautiful rainbow after an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning...
The panoramic version ....
Another of Robyn's quilts made from a bright layer cake - noice again!
She actually found time to sew around watching the Rabbitos thrashing the Dragons on Saturday night!
Fun photo ....
Lee McCarron who called in after a visit to Berry markets came in handy as resident photographer after breakfast on Sunday. 
Thanks Leelee.
Here we are being sensible.
Note Rhondas lovely quilt in the background. 
She made great use of her enforced inactivity when she was recovering from her ankle surgery.
A great weekend was had by all - it went so quickly.
Now we are planning for our 2015 retreat at Billow View in Gerringong.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Number Two - the Lodges

This is the car park at the rear of the three lodges.
The view from the car park - noice
If you pull up the map you'll get an idea of the layout.
                                                         The lodges from the road....
From the lodges - see that white railing down there?
You walk down there and up past the tennis court and along by the
old buildings to the restaurant.
First lodge (36) I think.
                         If you pull up the image you'll see the yellow building in the distance.


Reccie to Coolangatta today.

 This is the turn in from the main road .
 The road round to reception from the main car park
Reception is to the right around this wall and the door with the sign is the restaurant
Here's the map. 
As you can see the lodges we are in are a bit of a hike down the road.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August GTG at OFBC

It was great to catch up with Lorraine this month.
Isn't she looking great after her surgery?
AND - was she surprised??? I reckon!
We are glad you like it Lorraine - think of your SCQIllawarra mates
 (as we'll be thinking of you) when you wrap up in your quilt.

 Robyn W has been busy .....

Stephanie actually put together her first SCQ Retreat Siggy quilt
from Tassie in 2000.
And Joan found a hexagon one that was almost finished.

 And here's my grandson Harry with his flannel 9FQ S&S quilt
inspired by Lorraine's demo last month - he loves it.
 More hexagons - are they all Cinzia's patterns?
Can't remember ... I'll update the details when someone tells me.

We are missing a couple of months photo's - any more to upload anyone????
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