Monday, May 25, 2009


What a fantastic weekend we all had here at "Sewjourn".
We enjoyed beautiful weather, a perfect venue, wonderful company and, surprisingly, lots of sewing!
The cottage was fully equipped with everything you would ever need. This is the view from the studio.

The studio.

Settling in.....from left Jodie, Lara and Emma

Rachel's quilt for Maya
Blogless Megan's quilt - amazing or what!
Gorgeous Nikki whipping up clothes for herself and her little one in two seconds flat!
Annie had so many things on the go and she ticked all but one thing off her list of her things to do! Go Annie!
Lara made loads of very cute clothes for her little girls as well as a few things for herself.
And here is the Irish Flower Quilt that I managed to finish (apart from the binding). Thank you Jan (owner) for holding it up. I don't think I will be making another one, but I am really happy with it. I did have a few teething problems with the pattern being "out" slightly. I had to cut down the centre white squares as they were too big. I also managed to finish the stacked coins quilt. I'll have to post a photo tomorrow.
And did I mention how wonderful my "boys" are? Well, this is what was waiting for me on my arrival home. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I am a really lucky gal.

Thank you to these girls for one of the best weekends ever!!!
From left, Me! Nikki - You Sew Girl, Lara - Thornberry, Annie - Flower Garden, Jodie - Ric Rac, Megan - blogless and Rachel - Four Wise Monkey's
Emma - Scrap Bag (missing from the photo)
Here's to next year!
Kathryn. XX


NoƩmia said...

A lovely weekend and a good welcome home! What more can you desire?
You deserve it!:)

Janellybelly said...

Your quilt looks stunning Kathryn! What a wonderful collection of creations you all made over the weekend - when's the next one :)
Janelle xx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Sounds wonderful!
All the handmade goodies look terrific.
I am amazed by the thoughtfulness of your "boys"....
And that they can actucally make icing and pipe lettering!

bubbachenille said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all, where is this sewjourn ?

Sew Useful Designs said...

Oh WOW, Kathryn! What an amazing and productive weekend you all had! The idea of staying in a beautiful cottage, a tranquil sewing room... and the company of great friends while getting to SEW ALL WEEKEND... that sounds like pure heaven to me!

Your quilt looks beautiful!

Vikki x

rachelmp said...

Great pics Kathryn! And your cake, beautiful.

Jodie said...

What nice boys you have ! Hows the head today - Your quilt was spectacular and I can't wait until our next adventure next week (with thanks to Nikki)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Now that must qualify as the best weekend away Kathryn. The venue looks great, all those lovley creative friends and you all managed to get some serious sewing done. Your quilt turned out lovely - you must be so pleased.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kathy said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! I love retreating.

marie said...

What a lot of great things you all made! Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend of inspiration...and fun!
And what sweet boys ~ the cake looks yummy!!

Purple Pam said...

It appears everyone had a wonderful and productive weekend. I love sewing retreats. So much fun, laughter, and sewing happends. What a nice welcome home present for you. I like your quilt.

Mila said...

Wonderful your sneak peek!
I love every quilt..oh my! Great job girls!
Have a nice day
Mila :)

Annie said...

What a fantastic wrap up Shabby! I made it through school but am pretty wacked tonight. How's the cake eh!!! Lucky You - we got lost

Nikki said...

Wasn't it so much fun? It looks like my grandmother confused the blue rinse with the red dye and popped in for a spot of sewing.... (Oh, I see now... it's ME!).

I hope you have fun with your sewing session on Wednesday. Are you going to blog the results so I can see?

Vera Jean said...

You lucky lucky girls, I hate to ask how much coffee you all drank to stay alert to get all those projects completed...fabulous..I might book in..just so I can get a cake when I get home.he he

ittybittyandpretty said...

just a little bit JEALOUS... looks like a really nice place to relax and get something constructive done!!
you all look so relaxed :)
your boys are beaut.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it just WONDERFUL! I can't wait until next year (and I'm sure we can fit in a couple of one-day sewing sessions somehow, somewhere as well). Great wrapup Kathryn, and thanks again.

Antique Rose Designs said...

Wow Kathryn your quilt turned out gorgeous looks like alot of work went into it. Looks like you all had a great weekend. I got my new sewing machine today so I'll be back into my sewing soon. Take care Carol

{oc cottage} said...

Looks like tons of fun! And geez louise are you all talented! Even "Blogless Megan" ;)

m ^..^

Unknown said...

That really looks like a lovely time! What a sweet treat that your boys had waiting for you when you got home! :)

SG said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! And you all made wonderful things!

Unknown said...

So nice to hear of such a lovely productive weekend , when is the next one ?

Claire Mercado-Obias said...

Oh what fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryn,
So glad that all you girls has such a great weekend. You all made such beautiful things.
~S~ xxx

Linda Marie said...

Beautiful Site !!! Thanks for sharing ,,Awesome !!
Linda Marie
Don't forget to sign guest book for Drawing :D