Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stitchers Dream Days Out....

We started in a very orderly pretty room....

Marion and Steph did such a lot of hard work to make it beautiful for us

Do please note the bows... Kris and I tried very hard to get them right!!


Some lovely projects for us to make... these are the samples...

A sewing cushion by Debbie... the flap lifts up and there is pockets and a place for needles....


Debbie also did this memory board with ribbons and lace and pretties on it...


Libby fixed up a journal in the print fabrics with a cute cameo bear to sew....


and a sweet little cushion using her amazing painting technique....


I did get some sewing done... this is  6 hours of work.... thats about one french knot every 15 minutes...


but I did attend Libby's painting class and have shaded out the body parts for my teddy....


there were so many wonderful friends there and I was a bad bad blogger and didn't take pictures..... I did manage a bit of photo bombing though and will collect pics as I find them around blogland!!!

Here is Lynda.....

and here is the Tuesday stitchers gang from Brisbane....


... and here is another group from Brisbane.....


I'm sure you can recognise them......

Meanwhile spring is happening in my garden.....  my most favourite of all is my wisteria


... the prunus has started flowering too.....


this weekend is the start of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers..... if any one is this way there will be a Creative Arts display at Highfields including lots of quilts and a variety of quality handmade items for sale, Toowoomba quilters have a quilt display and trading tables.  Another of my regular displays to visit is the teacups and teapots and I hope to get in a garden or two.  It's a very busy and fun time here

Righto, Gotto Go.... a gorgeous day to enjoy

27 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

What gorgeous projects and oh the bows look perfect. Lovely to see lots of familiar faces.

marina said...

what an inviting set up for all you Ladies!
boy those are such complicated french knots....1 every 15 min?
love your wisteria, the flowers are so gorgeous.
enjoy your action packed weekend

Cheryll said...

You are THE perfect bow maker!!!
What a beautiful room full of wondrous projects to make. No wonder YOU are smiling...& so too the other familiar faces. WOW.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,the bows were the first thing that i had noticed,the room looks amazing and how wonderful that you got to catch up with so many friends,so glad you had such a wonderful day my friend and your flowers are looking so pretty,enjoy your day my friend.xx

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful retreat, looks like everyone had a fun time.

Debbie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a wonderful day out Fiona with friends...I did recognize some of the faces!

Chantal said...

Beautiful decorated room; it looks so inviting. And so many gorgeous little projects to make. Much fun and wonderful memories were made in that lovely room I can tell.

Christine M said...

What a lovely way to spend the day.

Christine said...

No wonder it took 15 minutes per French knot with all the socialising you did! The bows were beautiful, a really lovely accent.

kiwikid said...

Great projects....lots of lovely happy people! Hope you enjoyed your sunny day....rain showers here! Love the spring flowers.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fun stitching time! Is it flower carnival time again.....has it really been a year already?

Narelle said...

Love the soft colours in the hall ... bet it didn't stay tidy for long though with all the busy gals stitching and painting the day away.
Great photo bombing :)

helbel19 said...

It was great to catch up with you again Fiona, we had such a good day.

Susan said...

It's looks like a beautiful day out.....and some interesting techniques to learn too. Lovely French knots!

KaHolly said...

You girls go way out to have a good time. It looks like a lovely set up!!

KERYN B said...

What a beautiful weekend. You have to watch those French Knots they are VERY time consuming..you must have been flat out getting those done.

Cheryl said...

How gorgeous does that room look (and those pretty pink bows of course). Gorgeous projects and love what you painted - do love Libby's painting technique

Dawn said...

Retreats are always special and it makes them even better when everyone puts so much effort in. Well done to all the stitchers with all their terrific work. Glad you had an enjoyable time.

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks a beautiful venue and the projects are lovely. Lots of fun photo bombing and your spring photos are gorgeous. xx

Susie said...

Looks fantastic - such fun

Chriss said...

Looks like you had a ball! Well done to everyone, I am so sorry I missed it. Love your french knots, I dont do them real fast either.

Chrissie said...

What a lovely set up for your retreat, the chairs and bows look great. The retreats I used to run at the farm in devon were always great fun and it was always great to have my regulars back and catch up on the socialising. Love your wisteria xcx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lucky Bubz...looks like an awesone day day company....and oh my you did stitche heaps....LOL

Elyte said...

Love that you got so much work done, ha ha! You look like you all had a fabulous time. You can catch up with your sewing when you are home on your own.

Jane Galley said...

Looks like you had fun

Karen said...

That looks like a perfect stitching day. What fun!
And your garden must be looking so pretty now.

DAWNIE said...

Some great pics, love your teddy and the shading nice job! I recognise some of this faces. Gorgeous wall hanging you did too.

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