The scarf I completed at Sewjourn, out in front of the studio

Last weekend I went on my first sewing weekend to the lovely SewjournMelanie invited me along with some of the Northern Craft Bonanza ladies, so I wandered up there on the Saturday for 2 days of creativity with like-minded people.

Wall of Creativity at Sewjourn 6-8 July, 2012

And create we did.  I was not as productive as some, but certainly more productive than I would have been at home.  Some of this work was started before the weekend, but it is still a pretty impressive output!  The only thing I actually completed was the rainbow scarf in the first photo, but I completed the applique for two other projects (I am sure you can guess which ones are mine).

The Sewjourn participants for July 6-8, 2012

Fellow crafty types were Melanie, Brianna, Liesl, Wendy (me) and Karen.

I had a lovely time, and far too much delectable food to eat.  The company was great, thanks for including me ladies.

Brianna's "Curious Nature Quilt" (Fabric by Parson Gray)

Everyone made such lovely things, but we were all pretty interested in the “Curious Nature Quilt” that Brianna made, as it really is a suitable “Man Quilt”.  This is a free pattern put out by David Butler, the designer responsible for the Parson Gray fabric label, and Brianna quickly discovered, that due to the way that the pieces have to be cut on the grain, there is a serious case of wastage.  There was almost enough to make the entire quilt again (apart from the green fabrics).  It is just something to be aware of if you attempt this pattern.

Michaela in her Rainbow scarf

I came home and bestowed the fruits of my labour onto Michaela, who was pretty excited to have her new Rainbow Scarf.

She has some crazy hair going on because she spent the whole day in and out of her bike helmet.

Michaela riding her bike

While I was away, she learnt to ride with the training wheels OFF!

I have to acknowledge that neither this post, or the weekend would have been possible, without the efforts of Luke who was the solo parent that weekend, (thanks honey) and my Mum, who let me borrow her car to get to Sewjourn.

Have you been on a sewing weekend lately?



3 thoughts on “Sewjourn

  1. Such a wonderful time – very glad you were there sharing the sewing love!
    She looks very happy with her scarf – and why not – it’s gorgeous.

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