Straight out of the box to you

The delivery truck arrived yesterday with some beautiful fabrics.

Sixteen stunning fabrics by Judy Rothermel.....Civil War Peace and Unity
and one absolutely gorgeous 100% linen fabric from Yuwa.
My mind is just boggling as to what to do with them.
Got any ideas?


Tocal Retreat November 2013

What a great weekend we all had.
Lots of laughing, a few tears, great company and some sewing was all done over the weekend.
The weather was a bit daunting driving up the M1 (was F3...why do they do name changes?) with the rain sounding like rocks hitting the windscreen, but by Sunday afternoon it was a perfect day.

As usual the machines were working overtime from the time everyone arrived after lunch at the local pub right up until Sunday afternoon. Much was achieved by  everybody whether it be in tangible items to take home or in making big decisions over quilts yet to come.

There was a quiet corner of hand sewers and Lynette was one of those ladies. Lynette does the finest needlework embroidery as well as lovely quilts.
This lovely sample is hand pieced and she is now embroidering the top before tying the layers together. Just beautiful work.

Of course there was  the Friday Night Mud Map Mystery Project. This year it was a simple table runner......with some complications! They didn't all turn out the correct size, but hey they sure look good.

Thanks also to my friend Kim who comes along each retreat and takes care of the food. Making sure that we are looked after with yummy goodies to consume.

To see all of the images including the great show and tell, hop on over to FB and take a peek.


Catherine Butterworth

Last Wednesday Catherine Butterworth, a leading Sydney quilter came along to our group (Caroline Bay Quilters) with her many, many quilts.
The room was full and buzzing with anticipation as Catherine began telling us the story of her stitching and quilting journey.
She just uses the most amazing fabrics to create the beautiful designs.


Catherine is a demonstrator for the Marti Michelle templates, and she uses these to make her quilts.
I have used these templates myself and find them to be so precise that I was inspired to drag them out of their box and with some luck will start a project with them very soon...LOL!

Oh and of course we had the best lunch with sweet things as well. All prepared by our army of good cooks.

You can view more of Catherine's quilt images on my Face Book page.

I have been stuck in my office all day (days really) and just sat back and realized what a beautiful day it is outside my I thought I would let you see my view through that window.

Just heard the delivery truck that can only mean one thing!
Lots of new goodies have just arrived.