Friday, May 28, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been flat out since we came back from retreat and I have a few pics to show you of  few new shop samples...
First of all is Gelati Baby a colourful simple cot quilt, Made up in flannel so soft and yummy!
We have made up sits to suit a girl, and our boy version is full of cute little dinosaurs in greens and blues and red!
Now just to get it quilted....
I have also pieced a giant 100" monster for my King size bed at home, it is huge! Loads of Roses in pinks and greens, I can't wait to put it on my bed...ZZZZ


I have also just finished the June gift club project and it is a ruler/mat bag to carry all your 'Stuff'. The pattern will be available next week. It uses charm squares and our favourite bag batting...

I have almost finished another flannel quilt top in the woolies, but machine is smokin' it has been working so hard!

 Michelle has been stitching away on the BOM 'Down in the Garden', and Lorraine is finishing the binding on 'Lovebird Lane' it has come back from being quilted by Tricia and it looks divine! It should be hanging in store next week.
 Happy Stitching,
Liisa xoxo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankyou Ladies!

This lovely bouquet of flowers arrived for me on Tuesday. it was a gorgeous 'Thankyou'  from the ladies who attended the retreat. I felt very special and the flowers smell divine!

Speaking of flowers this gorgeous range of Flower Sugar florals from Lecien arrived this week, I will get them on the website by the weekend :)


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Retreat! Retreat! Retreat!

Well, we all had a great time on retreat! Lots of stitching and laughter and friendship and food and a drink or two! I managed to sew up two quilt tops and will have to get them quilted asap. We ran an aesthetically challenged (ugly) mug swap and Leona ended up with the prize Man Mug. Yes, she did drink her coffee out of this all weekend. BTW really nice PJ's Leona! 
Everyone arrived to a goody bag filled with treats, I can not tell you what was inside, as we have another group going on retreat next month so I do not want to spoil their surprise now do I?
The weather was cool but not freezing and the fire kept us warm at night.....
We did a little shopping at The Quilters Angel at Highfields and a couple of other local shops in Toowoomba, I am sure they were happy to see us.
Here are some of the girls stitching away. The light in the room was actually very good, but as a photographer I leave a lot to be desired!
A huge Thankyou to everyone who joined us in Highfields you made it a great weekend!

Happy Stitches,
Liisa xoxo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Only a few more sleeps til our May retreat!

There are 40 very excited ladies packing their bags as I blog, we are heading off to Highfields for a weekend of fun and friendship and some stitching. We have packed our aesthetically challenging, uniquely individual coffee mugs for a swap challenge, and our hats for Saturday night! A few bottles of bubbly and lots of projects to choose from in case we change our minds....
We are going to visit The Quilters Angel in Highfields, and catch up with the lovely Marion and Steph.
The hall at our venue is lovely and bright with loads of space. I am so looking forward to a whole weekend of sewing! Yipee! I will take some pics and let you know what everyone is up to.
I hope that you all have a great weekend too!
I am off to pack the goodie bags for the retreatees! Freddos -Check, Lollies - Check, Lots of other stuff - Check Check Check!
Cheers, Liisa