Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm back.....it must be Sunday!

Kris and I ran away to the beach for a few days on Wednesday.......Girl/bloggy friends and stitching....two things you can always rely on! There was no internet/mobile coverage where we were staying - which for two people who love their laptops and phones was "interesting"....after we established that there was indeed no coverage (ever the optimists!) we put away the laptops and got out the stitching!
...the mobile phones.....well........one of them was still receiving the odd text but no calls could be made......only one........??? explanation follows....................
The first night at the beach house was hot......we waited until the sun was almost gone and went down to the beach.....
.........one of us decided to go for a swim......clothes and all...........I was busy taking photos and just breathing in the sea air......Kris was paddling around in the water telling me how good it was.......but I don't think her IPhone was enjoying it as much!!!......Oooops!!
She sloshed back to the beach house and put the phone away in her room......to have a little rest!.....and got out her stitching!
Just before Christmas I started putting this quilt together....it was featured on the Moda Bake Shop and is a pattern by Rachel Griffith of PS I Quilt.......

I got a couple of rows done then it got put away ........when I was packing for the beach house getaway I grabbed all (well...almost all) the pieces and took them with me...................and after a hand stitching stint......and some time spent on completing the next round of the paper bag quilt (I got to work on a fantastic applique block...and it scared me!!).....I got out the Beach House Bernina and started work on the Scruffily Quilt.......and was pretty happy with the result........

You may notice that one block (bottom row) doesn't have any squares stitched on......but it will have....like I said......I took almost all the pieces!
So back to the real world today and I have started on the packing / cleaning of the sewing room......holidays are great aren't they? Thanks for coming with me Kris......and I have to also say thanks to Chooky Blue for her parcel....as I said ....girl/bloggy friends and stitching....can't beat that combination!

'Til next time...............Lorraine

18 comments:

Stina said...

What a wonderful weekend for both of you.. I would have loved this.. warm days..and even the nights.. log for that too..lol... and sewing with friends..
Love you new quilt.. lol.. even with the missing block...;o)

Suzanne said...

Beach...sewing...good friends...what a great weekend!

AnnieO said...

A girly/quilty getaway sounds luscious. I am going to have one of those someday, I hope! Laughed at the iphone's dip in the sea--your poor friend! That was an expensive swim.

The new flimsy is so pretty and fun! Glad you're getting stitching done on your holidays.

Pat said...

Sounds like the best time. Next time I want to come along. Love your quilt.

Grethe said...

Hi Granny Loz,
What a super new quilt, smart with 1 block different, keep on stitching,soon you`ll be there!
Looks lovely on the beach, here we struggle with tons of snow and a very low temperature. Very good for indoor activities.like quilting.

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a wonderful relaxing time..........just what you girls needed..........was just reading Kris's blog about the phone...........woops.........have "fun" packing up the sewing room...........pleased you enjoyed the package.......blog friends are the best fun for sure.......

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and the quilt looks good.......

Leanne said...

Looks like just what was needed. Love the quilt.

Sue said...

WOW Loz you are Kris are so lucky to have had a few days away together ... what fun ... nothing beats some girly time chatting and stitching. And Im impressed that you got your quilt together ... looks lovely, well done! Cheers S x

Lynda said...

Welcome back - the quilt looks great and sounds like you've had the best time.

Doris said...

Ouch...that was an expensive dip in the sea...

Glad to have you back, the quilt looks lovely!

Wish I could be there to help you clean out the sewing room! I actually LIKE that job...

Farmyard Crafts said...

Oops about the phone!! Glad that you had a wonderful time away!!

Lenora said...

Beaches and sea side towns are just the best places to relax, so glad you had such a great time. And I am very impressed that you got some 'work' done as well.

quiltygal said...

Aren't those breaks just the best...roll on May when my group go to Carrickalinga again!! love the quilt ...

OzRose said...

Yes, the girlie weekends are the best!! Cant wait for our next one either - for more reasons than one :)) Love the quilt you made minus one too Loz xx

Sheryl said...

Lorraine, sounds like you girls had a lovely time at the beach house, being near the water is so relaxing.... unless you're a phone oops!!!
Love the quilt you stitched, very nice colours... I like the idea of a "beach house bernina" I might need a "boat bernina" better get a bigger boat first though...lol...

julieQ said...

Your pictures of the beach look so inviting, being winter here. Sorry about the phone...hmmm, expensive little toys, aren't they?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Looks like you two had a good time. I'm sure it did you a world of good to get away with a girly friend.
Love the newe quilt you made.
Glad you enjoyed YOU!!