How about this for a room with a view.
Loads of natural light and views to die for. Can you imagine a nicer place to spend a week sewing Took this pic right after we'd finished setting up our sewing stations (sounds really posh doesn't it) and before the mayhem began.
Meet the neighbours.......
they've got us surrounded. This is cow country.... dairy cow country! There is something so calming about cows don't you think.
Just as we were about to get down to the serious business of stitching Kitty surprised us with a gift....
she made us all a lovely little thread basket and heart pin cushion. There's wine and chocolates and a mug for tea and some lovely hand cream to soothe our work worn hands when we finish sewing for the day. I reckon she's a star!
Here's what's going on at Chris's table......
She's been busy cutting up a jelly roll of a new range of fabric from Aneela Hoey called Posy.
Sally sliced up a jelly roll of Origins by Basic Grey (it's an old one).....
she's busy here trying to persuade her blocks to expand by 1/8". Funny... we didn't have her pegged as the 'anal' type!
Kitty has already made and pieced half square triangles from no less than 2 layer cakes of Fig Tree Fabrics. Buttercup and Buttercup & Roses. She's ahead of the game because she didn't have to cut 540 pieces before she started... like I did! I'm only saying!
Strewth.... it's only day one and she's already got a quilt laid out on the floor.
Thought you might like to see a pic of quilters in action. All those heaps and bit of fabric in the foreground are the 540 pieces I cut and sorted into blocks. Just so you know I wasn't slacking. Finally found a pattern worthy of my prized Verna jelly roll.
Started stitching too....
more on that another day.
Trying hard not to spend too much time looking out of the windows.....
Did any of you watch the BBC TV series "2000 Acres of Sky" a few years back. I loved that show. Cried when it ended... how sad is that! Anyhow..... the village it was set in is actually nestled in that little cove below. Pure magic for me! Icing on the retreat cake.
That feint shadow on the horizon there is actually the coastline of Ireland!! Cool eh!!
Well.... I'd better get going. I can here the busy buzz of sewing machines in the conservatory. I bet they are sewing their socks off trying to leave me further behind..... they seem to think it's funny to do that. Don't you just love friends!
Hope you are all having as much fun as we are this week. I'll be back to bore you with more news, views and interviews from our country retreat very soon. Just when you thought you'd got rid of me....... no such luck!