Wednesday, June 11, 2008

At the weekend, I had a lovely day sewing with one of my friends. We both had our sewing machines whirring and there was chat and contemplation.There were new blocks being formed and the ironing board was getting a good work out - only time it ever gets used is for sewing purposes! I bought the "Sock and Glove" book on Friday night and had fun playing with the monkey page. Ran out out stuffing so it has come to a standstill.I enjoyed watching my clever friend turn fabrics into this . . .
And as the hours rolled by, it turned into this....
...then this!
Tonight when I got home from school, I was excited to recieve a parcel from Amitie

. . . very exciting stuff and oh . . . what to make ? ? ?

Love it, love it, love it.


18 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely sewing here.......sounds like the perfect day........

Suzie said...

Sewing, laughing, eating, chatting with friends, it is wonderful to spend the time like that!!! I love your blocks and the pattern! I think it will be a beatiful quilt!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I see all the signs of a great day. Love all that sewing and a little wine to go with it! Perfect.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Friends, fabric, food and wine - it doesn't get better than that!! Love your new fabrics from Amitie!

picciolo said...

how lovely to have sewing day, you created some gorgeous things! The sock monkey looks good, can't wait to see him finished. I like the look of your parcel of goodies too.
(We do have a back garden, but it wouldn't be big enough to grow what we wanted and have a garden!)
: )

Michelle said...

Wow, great blog! Glad I found you! :)

Jenny said...

Oh maybe I'll be getting my parcel soon too!You certainly had a great day with your friend. I like the chatting and contemplating bit and of course you have to have some wine and something delicious to eat to go with it! I have that book too but have't made anything fromit yet-but hope to. What a lovely day you had.

fiona said...

what a great night you had! wine and the sewing machine that could get dangerous!i got my package from Amitie as well i squelled!!!

Muddling Through said...

I don't know what looks tastier - the quilt or the pie! They're both lovely.
Sounds like a great time.
~Elaine~

Melanie said...

What immaculate piecing- especially after a glass or so of wine! So so so not turning envious green here. LOL What a lovely day- friends, sewing, good food, idle chatter sounds wonderful. The things memories are made of.

Chocolate Cat said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day! That book looks great, could you give me any more details about it??

zoesquid said...

What a lovely way to spend a day. We have a sewing evening once a month with my mothers group. Its fantastic fun...but a whole day would be blissful! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your Amitie goodies.

Helz said...

As Chookyblue said... The Perfect Day...

Jessica said...

Oh no! A sewing machine with a glass of wine next to it...that is dangerous. More dangerous? That peach pie! Yum. I just found your blog and I enjoy it very much! Thanks for offering up a great blog!

Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Annie, I have really enjoyed looking through your blog. Thanks for the link to one of my blogs on your sidebar. I'm a gardener and a crafter too.
You can find me at The Gardener Side or The Crafty Side

Jean C. said...

O.K. did I miss something? Or are you just very magical? It seemed like you were saying that the material turned into the pie! Hmmmm, I've never managed that one b/4! LoL... my DH would be very happy if that happened anytime I went into the sewing room! Or course, I wouldn't mind either! The quilt is sure cute... you gals were busy weren't you? Good for you... it's always nice to spend time gal time! Funny what you can accomplish when your working and talking!
Have fun... Jean C.

Jacquie said...

Now this is a fun day. Beautiful blocks...love the colors.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love those blocks. Can we see the finished quilt?? It's great and that glass of vino.........looks good. And so does that pie. YUMMY.