Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Time with William 2

Sorry for the boring blog title, but could not think of a better one tonight. Thought I would report in before the rest of the week takes over. Although, being Wednesday evening already, I think the end of the week is almost here again. I have been standing with Max again today, after a few days "off"! Although I have not been quilting, I have been playing hostess to lots of lovely ladies over the last 5 days. Much has been achieved by all of us, and I did take a few photos for you. 

Michele managed to put a few quilts together, and this is one that she is showing the girls, and sorry I can't remember what it is called. It will come out as a pattern in due course.

A little sugar fix, helps the energy levels, doesn't it??

I managed to get some time to sit, cut and layout my blocks for my Dear William quilt. I had done quite a bit of the cutting earlier in the year, and only had 2 of the 9 blocks left to cut. I have made changes to the original pattern, and left out some of the applique. (Hopefully my quilter will use the extra space to be "creative"!!)

And by Tuesday evening, I had ironed all 9 blocks and now they are ready to sew. Not too sure just when I will get to do this??? Hopefully it will not be too many more years!!

Another of Michele's designs heading for a finish.

All the blocks laid out on the floor, and a name was decided on, but I did not write it down, and can't remember what it was!! It looks fantastic, and there will be applique on the corner triangles to do yet.

And of course, the group photo.

I could probably write a lot more, but I think it is time for bed. It has been a fantastic few days, and the last retreat for 2017. Thankyou so much for sharing your time with us Michele, and your amazing knowledge of William Morris. I think he would be very pleased with how you honour his name with your creations.

Thankyou also, to all who have come to Number 8 during the year, and shared in the fun and friendships at each retreat. I look forward to what's in store for 2018.

The weather was rather warm, but with the air conditioner going inside, we hardly knew it was 38 deg outside. And after 2 hot days, today's temp was back to 22 deg, and we have had 42 mls of rain. Quite a contrast!

Over and out, back soon.

Blessings, From Jude


Chookyblue...... said...

Applique heaven........ Wow last retreat for the year..... It's closing in fast.......the rain sounds wonderful...... Desperate for more here but there is a bit forecast over the next few days.... Nov had been very mild so far which is nice but the heat sick will come I am sure.......

Chookyblue...... said...

Woops heat shock I meant....

Raylene Edwards said...

Two retreats where 15 ladies enjoyed the expertise of Michele’s knowledge & stitched quilts & hangers related to William Morris. These items will bring great memories of a wonderful weekend.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I really think I need to move to your part of the world... you have so much fun! Lovely projects going on there! xx