Maree presented us with a lovely welcoming gift bag. In it was a wine glass ring (all individually named), a Barbara Smith Designs booklet and a challenge. We all had to make the thread catchers, pictured below. Thank you, Maree.
Some of us are just too vertically challenged to reach the top of the design wall.
It didn't stop Helen from getting her DH's quilt top finished.
We did not starve! This is an example of one our morning teas. In the middle is the rest of my birthday cake. The night of my birthday was fun. I made dinner. Helen gave us all party bags with lollies and toys. De had us playing the children's game Pass the Parcel. It was a happy, fun night with lots of laughter. Thank you, girls.
I then worked on my Gossip in the Garden centre block. It's nearly done, just a few more words to embroider.
There was lots of concentration. This tablecloth top by Alison had several people offering to take it home. It certainly would fit into my dinning room.
The quilt behind Marilyn is made from leftovers. Another quilt top that had offers of a new home.
Teresa's bag - very unusual fabric that had us intrigued.
I have not shown De's quilt as it is a present for someone special. Let's just say that although it was out of her colour range comfort zone. It looks great.
This was another challenge that several of the girls took up. It's the SewTogether bag. Very versatile with all those zip pockets.
It certainly was colder this year than last year.
After much stirring (from us) and perseverance by Maree, her Anni Downs' bag was finished.
Thank you, everyone. I had a ball.