My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We retreated —

Last post I was getting all excited about retreat weekend coming up... well now I can say - we came -we retreated-we sewed.
We had a fabulous time!!!
Here is one of the views from where we stayed - we weren't right on the water but close enough to get great views and keep an eye on the tug boats and ships out at sea.
This spot was at one of the many bays here in Northland and out on the Whangarei Heads Road.
Friday night we were quickly unpacked and into the sewing -
Sew-Ezi tables rule - so easy!!
A few random shots of what different retreaters accomplished - 
One of our ladies is soon to be celebrating a special birthday. We surprised and wowed her with a cake and a gorgeous quilt.

We each had made a basket block. Mine is in the bottom right hand corner
See more of her birthday quilt here.

 Below is my work area - remember I do have a habit of 'taking over' - luckily there was plenty of room for  all 14 of us.
I managed 28 blocks for the Edyta Sitar quilt I started. Quite fun to sew, a good one to do while chatting, laughing and eating.
8 inch squares - almost a scrappy quilt but with a controlled selection of fabric.
 I really like it and think I will make it into a big one for our bed... so ---keep sewing Raewyn--!!
Hope everyone's week is going well, happy stitching!!


  1. Cool!!! It was an awesome retreat and a great b/day suprise for me!

  2. How amazing - I bet it was a fun weekend! Jealous much .. .. ..

  3. Seems we were retreating on the same weekend in different countries.
    Looks like a great weekend was had by all and I love the basket quilt you all made for your quilting friend.There was also lots of sewing done by you guys.
    We also managed a bit of sewing as well as chatting,eating and drinking.
    Blogger still will not let me comment on some blogs. GGRRRR!!!

  4. Love your Edyta Sitar quilt, her quilts are so homey and charming. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  5. Lovely to see what everyone was working on - looks like an eventful weekend for all - BLISS!

    Love Leanne

  6. Looks like lots of fun was had, your quilt is looking lovely!

  7. Testing!! Raewyn your's is one of the blogs that won't let me comment.

  8. Oh Yes goody goody it does work after doing what Fiona said. Just untick the signed in box.

  9. Looks as though you had a wonderful and fun time on your retreat and got lots finished. They are always so much fun!


  10. The place looks wonderful, the scenery is amazing and your sewing fabulous. What more could a girl want.

  11. Oh FUN!! How do you get to be invited to attend one of these retreats, Raewyn??

  12. Now that looks like a fun time and what a great place to have a retreat.
    What a fun cake and quilt too.


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