Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Doing the catch up dance!

February and March were always going to be busy months in Cardy world, and they have been true to their promise! Maybe it is the warm weather, maybe our energy has been replenished by the post Christmas/ January lull and we are all busy again, or maybe it is that I like to say yes to lots of things? At the prompting of DH (aka SB), I thought I had better start a series (sorry but I have been busy) posts to answer that question "Where's Cardy?".


Well, aside from the normal stuff like work and family, I have clocked up a few kms, but with nice activities and friends. The hardest thing about moving eighteen months ago was leaving my sewing friends, so at the end of February I was able to catch up with some of them and sew for the weekend. It was nice to have that time with Raelee of wish2stitch, Kylie of Red Raspberry Quilts, Lea of Fairy Floss Stitches, Caron and Julie. I can't seem to link to blogs on this program! Lots of lovely sewing was done, but I didn't take many pics...too much sewing and chatting was going on! The rain was pouring down and the company was good, what more could a girl ask for?


On the way there, I stopped at a shop in Muswellbrook owned by lovely friends, Susan and Karen, Finders Keepers.


It is a seriously gorgeous gift and FABRIC shop


...a real oasis in the Hunter Valley. It is actually a bit dangerous as there is nothing not to like here. Call in and say hi from me....it is well worth visiting!


My time was spent working on my Double Wedding Ring quilt, slow progress was made, but I am enjoying it.


Lea was assembling blocks received in a recent swap.


Raelee was working on her Violet quilt...and the finish line is nearly in sight!


Loved the photo opportunity!


Kylie was making some very pretty blocks, and Caron was working on a table runner.


A good time was had by all!


The rain eased in time for me to head home, loose gravel broke my windscreen about half way home....reminded me of one of the things I hated about those country roads!
More to come!
Cardygirl xx



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14 comments:

Heather said...

So nice to hear you were able to spend a lovely time with friends. The projects all look superb.

Stephanie said...

How fun and rejuvenating to have time away with friends. And they are mighty talented too. Loving your double wedding ring.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It all looks wonderful! I love the photo of all the sewing machines, it just looks as though there is serioius sewing going on!! Your DWR is really awesome, that yellow AMH fabric is an inspired background choice! Bummer about the broken windscreen, at least it happened on the way home, after a fun day with friends, not on the way there.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful time was had by all it seems? I can't wait to see your DWR! It is going to be so beautiful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Anything which involves a glass of Rose sounds good to me! I love the vibrancy and movement in the DWR! Close-ups please!

Susan said...

It does look like a perfect antidote to a busy life! I'm pretty excited about joining you next time!

Anthea said...

Hi Cardy - lovely post to read - and sometimes a break from blogging is a good thing, especially if you are sewing such a gorgeous thing like the Double Ring!!

Shay said...

I'm quite suggestible at the moment and a double wedding ring has been on my list for a while...you may have just tipped me over the edge....

Your mini vacation looks like a great way to unwind and have some fun!

Lorraine said...

Where's Cardygirl indeed!? Glad you are having such a great time hanging out with friends and stitching....I am loving your DWR! Looking forward to the next instalment to find out where you have been and what you have been doing. Lucky Lea didn't fall off that lounge!!!

Furball Farm Quilting said...

What a great way to share time with friends........ doing something that you obviously all love!! All of the quilts look gorgeous.

Too many eggs said...

It s great spending time with friends, beautiful work being done, always busy busy Cardy your just too popular

pandchintz said...

What a lovely time with friends - always the best of times! Great projects - love the AMH in the DWR!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you girls had a great weekend sewing together.........

Marg said...

I love your fabric choice for the background of your DWR. Broken windscreens are the pits, I've had a couple over the years, but on bitumen, not gravel roads, both from stones thrown up by trucks!
So happy for you that you had a lovely stitching time with friends.