Sunday, 28 June 2015

Weekending

The birthday girl - Rachel

Show and tell

Deb busy finishing the other Rachael's belated birthday gift.

Those margaritas were everywhere.





My sewing girls and I had our bi-monthly get together on Sunday.  This time Rachel (Woodenspoon Quilts) was the birthday girl.  After the present opening session in the designated birthday chair, we did our usual show and tell of swaps received, new quilty books and projects to ooh and aah over, and of course a beautiful potluck lunch.  New margaritas - this time plum sorbet flavour (made by Gwen ,  a new member in our group) were a big hit,

The gifts I made Rachel were: a Liberty pincushion, a Liberty covered wooden spoon to hang in her sewing area and a Denyse Schmidt and linen zippy Pouch.  I used a new tutorial for the pouch from Tessa at The Sewing Chick.  This pouch has tabs at each end of the zip and covered seams, so there was no need to turn it inside out,, which made it nice and easy.  It has a lovely flat base too, so stands up nicely.  Tessa's tutorial has great photos and clear instructions, so I will definitely use it again.

Now I am at home recovering from a full day of fun, good food, a little sewing and lots of laughter with friends.


15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Rachel!! Such lovely birthday gifts! A bi-monthly Sunday get-together sounds like a dream!

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  2. What a lovely way to spend the day, the gifts were wonderful.

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  3. one day I hope to meet you all and have a sewing day!

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  4. fabulous day out with your like minded girlfriends, lovely gifts, great food and cheerful company, sounds like a perfect day out!

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  5. All that lovely colour...and great gifts :)

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  6. Oh what a wonderful day it looks! Happy Birthday to Rachel - Such gorgeous pressies and such a lovely thing to do with friends.

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  7. Eep!! Thanks so much for the lovely pressies Julie! It was another wonderful day, can't wait for the next one!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your friend! Looks as though you had an amazing time together! xx

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  9. The gifts were wonderful!!
    Have a nice week!

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  10. Fun, fun photos. :-) And it looks like a great time.
    Carla

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  11. Looks like a wondering get together - love the pouch you made for Rachael!

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  12. Sounds like another great day together! And very industrious... love the 'show & tell' pic!

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  13. I love that little bag that you made. Thanks for the link.

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  14. Plum sorbet flavor margaritas: yummy. Sewing afterwards: all over the place.

    This looks like a fun group to be in. I meet bi-weekly with other Americans living in Germany for a stitching evening, but there is only one other quilter there. I am, however, in the process of starting up a modern quilting group with another quilter living in my area that I met on Freshly pieced... how crazy is that?!?

    Great projects!

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