Saturday, January 29, 2011

R & R!

A few days away with hubby and kids at the Launceston Country Club we are not travellers, this is our big holiday for the year. Lol!

So this is pretty much what I did...sit and relax, but with a nice cold beer, not a lemonade! Lol! This is the last stitchery for Gardeners Journal block F which only has to be peiced together now. I did do some stitching towards the next block whilst away too, very keen to have a GJ quilt, especially after seeing more finished quilts on the Stitch-a-long blog!!!
I had to find a craft store whilst away, as I forgot to take an embroidery needle with me and had to purchased all these lovelies! Lots of pretty fabrics at Esmes.
I even found some border fabric for my GJ. I was going to try and use what I had in my stash for the border, but I just really liked this one and hoped it would 'work' as I didn't have any of my GJ fabric samples with me. It looks blue in picture, but its more a Teal.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

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Michelle said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend to me! The fabrics are gorgeous, just as well you forgot the embroidery needle, lol

Sammy said...

This is beautiful. The fabric are lovely, and the embroidery is divine.
Enjoy your weekend.

-Samya :-)

Susan In Texas said...

Another terrific GJ block. I really like the golden dog. Your "vacation" sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Have a lovely weekend.

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely fabric....won't be long & you'll have GJ finished...looks good!

SandyN said...

Wow you quilt is going to look so pretty.... Glad you are having a relaxing holiday.


Helen said...

Great fabrics Lisa, you will have you quilt finished very soon the way you are going.


Chookyblue...... said...

no country clubs anywhere remotely close..........sounds good.......relaxing.......some more GJ stitching fantastic.........

Leanne said...

Hi Lisa
Sorry I missed you at Esme's, I have been on holidays , maybe next time your in Launcrston you'll have to pop in again.


ranette said...

Your stitching is impeccable as always! I wish I could take a lesson or two from you.
I've seen the fabric you bought for your border in person and it's lovely.

Sheila said...

You do beautiful stitching Lisa , such a lovely block and I Love your new fabrics , gorgeous .

Kylie said...

I am just about finished the same block for GJ and like you would like to see it finished soon. Great fabrics - I am really liking the Hope range as well. xxxx

Tatkis said...

New block is so nice and cosy, and I love photos with fabrics :)

Have a good vacation!

Best wishes,

Mistea said...

Your garden is looking beautiful. So glad you had time out to relax in it with a beer.
The border fabric looks perfect. Looking forward to seeing your top finished.