Monday, 8 July 2013

My Temporary Home and Christmas in July Workshop

We are having a lovely (sunny) break in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Thought you might like to see where we are staying for the week - a renovated miners cottage, which is over 100 years old. Sounds like me, doesn't it?
The house is full of many beautiful old fittings and furniture.
And look what was on the bed.

On the way through I did a "Christmas in July" class with The Christmas Beetle.
Gail Pan was the tutor - this cute stitchery was the morning project. Lots of different stitches, although a bit hard to see from the photo. Another lovely cottage garden thread "Running Postman".
And in the afternoon we worked on this beautiful needleturned wallhanging.  Mine is not this far advanced.
And I just had to show you morning tea. They were the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. And she had used Gail's little bird design and topped them with little icing replicas.

Enjoy your week. Cheryl





14 comments:

shez said...

such a lovely old place Cheryl and wow lucky you doing a class on the way,love those cup cakes,have fun.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....lucky you...gorgeous spot...

Noela said...

Beautiful projects from Gail Pan. Love where you are staying and also the quilt is just gorgeous. Hugs....

Sue B said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to spend the day, I love staying in old cottage b&b's

Susan said...

Lucky you....maybe I saw you as we passed though the mountains today! Lovely projects from your workshop, Running Postman is one of my favourites.

Susan said...

this sounds idyllic

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just lovely... great projects too. I love the little birdie cupcakes. Have fun :-)

Donna Coombes said...

Oh it was a lovely day and it was great to meet you. Looks like your miner's house will have some lovely new decorations

laurajane said...

That bedding is just beautiful.Cup cakes look yummy.x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Looks a beautiful spot and the sewing projects are lovely. Delicious looking cupcakes! xx

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous place you are staying. Love those projects you worked on. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

How fun... what a lovely place for you to finish off your projects??? Have a great time...
Hugz

Michelle said...

That miners cottage looks gorgeous and I so love the quilt and those scales! Your stitchery is also gorgeous! Enjoy your break, Michelle.

Cheryll said...

Oh what can I say... wow.. you lucky gal! :)