I had the most lovely weekend! On Friday afternoon we piled the boys and their friend Jillie into the car and went down the south coast to Milton so I could teach for Val at My Patch Fabric. Despite the weather being horrid on Friday, Saturday morning dawned clear and while I headed off for my class, the kids were able to go to the beach all day!
Val had set the hall up so beautifully, everything looked lovely and inviting.
Due to a few students who were ill we ended up a small class, but that was great - everyone got so much done and I was able to make sure they all learned everything they wanted to learn, including some hand quilting at the end.
All the girls in the class were working on different dolly quilts from Quilting: from little things. We had two learning needleturn applique, Asta working on Spring and Jeneene on A Little Silhouette:
Dianne wanted to learn wonky piecing, and she mastered her little log cabins from The Woodpile so quickly that we learned the wonky stars from Dandelions too!
Kerrie powered through her Diamond Chips quilt! As a beginner who has never done triangles before, she did a fantastic job.
After a wonderful day of teaching and lunch and chocolate cake and show and tell, I headed back to the beach with the kids and Damo for a game of rugby. The light was so beautiful on the beach that I took a million pictures.
Charlie and Jillie versus Dad and Oscar - a hotly contested game, with Mum and the dog as commentators.
The score was level until Dad (who played rugby for the State in his day) took off to score the winning try.
As you can see, he was very humble about it.
Everyone was hot, but after the kids saw a fin in the water (debatable as to wether it was a shark or a dolphin), they weren't so keen on going in!
Perhaps a walk on the rocks instead.