Monday, September 17, 2012

such a fun day .....

I was so fortunate to be able to attend "Stitchers Dream Day Out" hosted by Quilters Angel yesterday.....  Marion and Steph and their wonderful helpers put on a fabulous day of fun, stitching and learning.....

Designers who helped us during the day were Gail Pan, Natalie Bird and Nikki Tervo... all so helpful, full of useful tips and great fun.....

I did get to take a few pictures.......

This is what we were greeted with when we arrived .......


.... and I did do some work.... (my new needlecase from Katherine was put to work......) 


we each were provide the kit for one project... this is the project I started.... (a stitching wallet which is opened out)


... and I met Narelle from Pins and Whiskers... so fun to finally meet.... Narelle hosts One Christmas Item a Month and we have been bloggy friends for a couple of years now so it was wonderful to catch up....


I took my lovely wallhanging gift I received from Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches for show and tell... and of course Gail (the designer)  was so obliging to have her picture taken with it.....


I won a prize for show and tell.... so I'll be sending this to you Anthea.....


of course there were bags on our tables.....


filled with all sorts of goodies.....


there was a shop and by mistake some things jumped into my bag so I could make some of the other lovely projects....


The designers each make two projects (except for Nikki who made double!!!) specifically for the weekend and participants each receive a pattern for each of the projects and the fabric and preprinted picture for one of the projects to work on during the day (if there is time in between chatting, shopping, show and tell, eating.... etc) and then throughout the day there are mini workshops and guidance by the designers.....

It was a lovely day and so well worth it....

Righto.... Gotto Go... a clock to sew.....

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow Fiona what a wonderful day and how nice you got to meet Narelle,what a buzz for the both of you,its a lovely pic of the both of you.The wallhanging that Anthea made you is gorgeous and i can see why it won a prize,what a lovely thing for you to do by sending Anthea the pattern gee the blogging world is full of such loving and caring friends.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

What a wonderful day out. Sounds like a lot of fun. hugs

Mistea said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with all those lovely like minded friends and the very generous designers.
Love the little things that happened to jump into your bag.

Good to see you saved a little time for stitching.

Enjoy the clock sewing - hope that face does not need eyes?

Janet said...

Looks like a fun get-together. Love your little stitching wallet.

Jeanette said...

Looks like you have a lovely & fun day out. Hugs,

Susan said...

Looks like it was a great day out...and so many goodies!

Maria said...

What a fabulous retreat to go to...When I win Lotto I will come and join you.
Sew nice to meet bloggy friends..
Funny how things always jump into our bags LOL!!!!
I am sure Anthea will be thrilled to see the photo of her stitchery with Gail

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh it sounds like a wonderful day. How fab to meet another bloggging friend. Congrats to you and Anthea for your show and tell win. Funny how those darn things will just insist on jumping into you bag....cute goodies.

Cheryll said...

What a sensational day out... and to meet another blog friend "Narelle"... topped it off nicely!
WOW what a haul you came home with! :)

Susan said...

Sounds like a fun day - I went to the one they had 2 years ago - and I am so pleased to see they have it indoors now - a big improvement I think. Great you got to meet another blog friend, win a prize, shop and sew! well maybe a bit of sewing . .

The Patch Craft said...

Wow it looks like a fantastic day. I am going to the stitching day next year with Gail.

Lucky you to meet narelle.

sandra said...

Looks like a great day, isnt it funny how things just seem to pop into your bag?

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

WOW what a great sounding day ;-)

Loopylou said...

It looked amazing in that hall. What a fantastic way to spend the day

Deb R said...

Wow, what a wonderful weekend...looks like you got lots of goodies...soo jealous!!! lol

De said...

What a fantastic day!

Larissa said...

Looks like you ladies had a *wonderful* day stitching & chatting together - I can see why you chose to make that gorgeous wallet, fabulous!!! ... Lovely seeing pics with you and Narelle, the hall, and your gift with Gail; but I'm sorry, the little bag, goodies & purchases are causing oogly envy feelings :) So purdy!!

marina said...

what a great event, so glad you got a pic of you and Narelle together! wish I could have stuck my head in that pic and gotten to meet Narelle too.
sounds like you got a great stash to bring home with you.

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant day out, sounds like you had so much fun and lots of goodies too

Lyn said...

What a fun day that would be..lots of talking I imagine..and what lovely goodies you got to bring home with you

retdairyqueen said...

My swap partner in Cherylls Santa Sack swap Maddy was there too
Seems like you all had a lovely time

Jennifer said...

What a fun day! Sounds as though you had a great time.

Cheryl said...

Wish I could have been there with you fiona - looked like a fantastic day - and all those lovely projects to keep you occupied

Allie said...

That looks like a wonderful day - glad you had a great time, sweetie!

Sheila said...

Oh lucky you , what a lovely day you must have had , lovely projects and a beautiful atmosphere to work in with friends ,so glad you enjoyed it :-)hugs Sheila

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a great day out........nice to meet Narelle too..........

debbie said...

hi Fiona, thank you for posting a welcome to my new blog. I've actually been enjoying your blog for some time already.

Wendy said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day... I wish I could have been there

Nicky said...

Oh my, so many new projects to choose from, and lots of lovely friends to share the day with. Hope you've found 'time' to stitch that new clock!

Anthea said...

Fiona I just saw on Nikki's blog all the great designs you all got, WOW, what a collection of wonderfulness! Glad to see that you had such a great day, and my cheeks are flushing that you took the hanging for Show & Tell, thank you. Enjoy all your designs, are you booking for next year too?!

katherine macwin said...

sounds like you had such a great time. i'm jealous lol. glad that the needlecase came in handy too.

Elyte said...

Would have loved to be there. Looks like a great day.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, the bag of goodies and patterns look lovely.

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