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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The cutest little tin

One of the things I did while I was on my blogging break was to go away with a group of my gorgeous sewing friends for a stitching retreat.  Actually it should have been called an eating, chatting, sewing, laughing retreat as there was a good deal more of these activities than stitching. These women are a marvellous group and we all get on so well, united by a love of Di Ford Hall's quilts.
(As you can see, we are not that good at selfies, but I promise you we were all happy.)

We stayed at the beautiful Mill Rose Retreat, located next door to Millrose Quilts in Ballan.  Quite a few of us bought the sweetest little decorated sewing tins and here is the one I chose.  I just love it.

I've been looking for some projects with a Spring theme even though we are heading in Autumn (Fall) here.  I thought this one is really sweet and I hope you like it too.
I found it at Thimbleanna as part of an Aurifil blog hop back in 2011.  Please follow this LINK if you would like a copy of the project.  Many many thanks to everyone involved in sharing it.

Hope you have time for some stitching today
PS A big happy birthday to my dad.  By my calculations he is 22 and a bit.  His birthday is February 29th so we always celebrate it on the 28th


  1. You look like you had a great time with some fun loving ladies! I was wondering if you used your light box yet and how you like it.
    xx, Carol

  2. I love the stitchery block, looks so pretty, and here we are waiting on spring to arrive soon. I always had such a fun time when I went to retreats so I can understand what yours must have been like. Glad you're back posting again tho.

  3. That is a GREAT selfie! What a gorgeous place and a quilt store right next door? I would have to file for bankruptcy when I got home! LOL!
    What a great trip and I can just imagine how much fun you all had. I love the tin...just precious. thank you for the free pattern....I even printed it off which means I might actually be serious! Ha! Ha!
    Happy birthday to your Dad.....he is the first person I have ever known to be born on Leap Day. So glad you're back blogging....you were missed!

  4. Quilting retreats are the best fun

  5. Your tin is gorgeous, Mel. Happy birthday to your Dad. xx

  6. Wi just loved that place. Very relaxing

  7. What a great get together! I agree, it is a cute tin.

  8. Sounds like you had fun Mel. How gorgeous is your tin. I was given a gorgeous one from there also for my birthday last year. Love it



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