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

Monday, September 5, 2016

The weekend with friends



We've just had a wonderful weekend spent with friends; It started with Friday night with Friends, our monthly virtual sew in hosted by Cheryll. After a day at work and a trip to the supermarket, I only just made it!! I didn't sew for very long as bed was calling but I did make a little progress on the rabbit in the latest Anderson's Barge's Farm block.
Thankyou Cheryll for hosting us all. You can visit the link-up post *here*.
Below shows the result of my work day - it was mail out day for our Block of the Month, etc, programmes. Lots of wrapping.
I barely touched a needle for the rest of the weekend as the lovely Sue and her hubby (from Melbourne, Australia) came for a visit and overnight stay. Kiwikid Sue and I have been bloggy friends for a while now and it was so nice to meet her in person. We enjoyed our time chatting, eating, and looking around the farm.
Part way up the hill; Sue and her hubby posing...
..then Sue and I had a turn. Photo opportunities are a good excuse for a rest!
Sue showed me how she is doing her Clamshells; I'm very tempted to give this a try now!
Sue has written a lovely post about their visit *here*.

After we waved Sue and hubby goodbye YD and I did some horse work with my two horses. YD and her hubby have been working with my young horse while they've been living here. She is 5 years old and not yet broken in..... her hubby has saddled her recently but this was the first time she's had a girth on (so the saddle was actually buckled up!). Not bad - great work guys!!!
While she neighed in the stable ("where's my buddy?") with the saddle still attached, YD and I went for a ride - actually I rode and she opened gates :-) It's been a while since I've ridden my boy and it felt so good. I have a suspicion that exactly 24 hours after that ride I won't be feeling so good - that seems to be how long it takes for my muscles to realise they've done something they're not used to!!!

I've also made these blocks recently - I love this fabric, some from a Kim Diehl range - and I'm pleased with how these are looking :-)
(The lighting's probably not the best, I took these photos at night.)
All in all a wonderful weekend! I hope your's went just as well and you have a great week lined up ahead of you :-)
Happy stitches,
 

22 comments:

Melody said...

How fabulous to catch up with Sue

I am said...

Hi Raewyn ,wow so much going on ,so glad that you and Sue got to meet,she had so much fun.
Oh i love your horse and the youngins are doing well with her,my dad used to break ponies in,i used to love watching.
I love how green it looks around your farm and your stiching is beautiful,love the bunnies and your blocks,well done my friend xx

Chookyblue...... said...

great you girls got to meet up..........
gooduck with the after horse riding pains........

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely to have a visit from Sue. I do hope you are not tooo sore from your joyride! Love your blocks x

Susan said...

Always nice to turn blogging friends into real life friends! Looks like a fun, busy weekend. Hope your muscles are ok!

The Sloan Patch said...

What a lovely weekend...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love all of your blocks and your friends clamshells. When hiking I find picture taking a good excuse for a break too and also, keep stopping to look at plants and things :)

Chantal said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend with friends. Your blocks look great.

Maria said...

Sew nice to have meet Sue no her hubby... Pleased you had a great time together...
You sure have been busy at work..
Hope you weren't to sore after your ride.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

How wonderful to meet a friend that you hadn't met before--both you and her sound like you had a great visit--love her clam shell quilt--me's gotta make one one of these days too!!!
love your blocks too--
and love all the cow and horse photos--
love and laughter, di

Marlene said...

You have been busy. How wonderful to meet and have Sue and hubby stay. Hope the body is not too bad after your ride.

Sue said...

Isn't it lovely to meet like minded friends, and especially nice to meet bloggy friends. It was nice for Sue to meet Leeanne as well. I bet you were sore after your ride, if you haven't done it for a while.

Needled Mom said...

How fun it must have been to get together with Sue and her husband.

I'll bet the muscles are asking you if the fun was worth it by now. ;-) It won't be long before you are able to ride the young one.

Keeping so busy does not allow for much stitching.....does it?

Fiona said...

great to have a visit from Sue.... you both look so well.
Hugz

Janet O. said...

How fun to meet another blog friend and have her and hubby for a visit!
The farm looks like a grand place for a jaunt.
Those Kim Diehl fabrics made some lovely blocks!

Leeanne said...

Sue said she had a lovely time down on the farm and your country hospitality. So cool the horses are getting 'dusted off', just like riding a bike aye!

Kerry said...

How nice for you and Sue that you could meet up Raewyn and the weather behaved!!
Enjoy your horse rides and hope the breaking in goes ok. xxxx

Karen S said...

A lovely weekend all round. Great to catch up with friends and also to enjoy some time in the sun.
The blocks are looking good.
And I have posted the blocks I copied from you. They are a great idea.

Summer said...

Sounds like a really lovely weekend ♥ Your blocks are very pretty ♥

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Suz J said...

Lots of busy news... I'm sure it is still crazy busy on the farm too. Unfortunately none of those work packages were for me...

Rosemary Dickinson said...

What a nice weekend you had! It was a long holiday weekend here for us. I was busy everyday but didn't get much quilting done! Love your blocks! Those fabrics looks so nice together!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You certainly had a lovely weekend! A bit of stitching, visit from friends, what more could you ask for?! Love the bunnies! xx