Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Weekend at CherryPie

I seem to forget to get the camera out and operating when I'm away at Retreat, so that I can show you what wonderful fun we had... I had a lovely weekend with 7 ladies at Cheryl's CherryPie Retreat in Levin. Cheryl and her husband Bruce are the most wonderful hosts. They even had cooked us a gorgeous Christmas dinner for Saturday evening, with all the trimmings including Fruit Pudding (made to Bruce's mum's recipe) with custard, cream or brandy sauce - hmmm.

Here are a few photo's from around their property - I seem to be lured to 'textures' at the moment - trying to capture the depth and range of textures in a single shot.

Here are two works in progress - on the left is Maryanne's quilt. On the right is Sandra C's

As always I didn't achieve all that I set out to do... catching up on the gossip and taking life at a slightly slower pace over the weekend seems to do that to me :) However on the Sunday I did make a start at creating the block for the Gail Pan stitcheries, I thought I'd do something different and used a block design that I have seen in a 'quilt in residence' at Sawmillers Quiltery - I think its looking rather delicious - have run out of the lighter cream background, so will get more from Sawmillers on Saturday to keep this work moving along - you never know it may just get finished in time for Christmas day!

Hope you are all having a happy week - how is your Christmas shopping going?? Hmm mine isn't doing so well... haven't even written my Christmas cards for posting yet!



loulee said...

Gails designs look lovely set into those blocks.

Deb said...

I am so jealous, I want to be there again, its such a relaxing weekend.
Pleased you managed to make it and didn't have any upsets to hold you back.

Yvonne & Kevin said...

Your blocks look lovely, you are so clever, we are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday & also aving you with us at DancZport on Saturday night
Love yvonne & kevin