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!

Hugs

3 comments:

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