Monday, September 14, 2015

A lovely weekend....

This last weekend was the annual Stitchers Dream Day Out hosted by The Quilters Angel .... I am lucky enough to be allowed to attend both days.. one as a helper and the other as a stitcher...  its lovely..

Kris and I consider ourselves in charge of getting chairs ready.... don't they look so pretty?


.. and there is a little shop stall for those emergency items one needs at a stitching day

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.. and gift bags with patterns and starter kits for the projects....


.. display boards with samples of the designers work.... this year we had Julie Lovell from Calico Farm Designs and Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly....


... No pictures of the designers but they were both lovely... I have read Bronwyn's blog for years and was a bit celebrity tongue tied meeting her... I have to tell you she is just lovely, down to earth and was quite happy getting her hands dirty helping clean up at the end of Sunday... ooooh and she sat in my car!!!! woohooooo

Here are the samples for the patterns we got...


I helped with registration and had this lovely red tea cup with lavender in it... and a cup of lovely coffee from the lady with her van...


... and wonderful to meet friends... here is Susan....


... and Marilyn... and Robyn (no blog)


... and here is all the bloggers together... Susan, me, Kris, Marilyn and Narelle (who drove 3 hours in the morning to get there)


... pretty roses at the tea table...


.. and lovely cake.... 


Narelle stayed overnight and joined us on Sunday too and it was lovely to get a chance to sit and have a chit chat (just a little!)

On Sunday I got my pack and kit... my project was one of Bronwyns ladies designs.... I do love her 3 glamorous girls....


Christine Lyn and I dressed for Tea Time (which was the theme for the weekend)....
(we do look like the girls in her drawings don't we.. though I don't think they blatantly show off their legs!)


... and there was another lovely cake....
(by the way they tasted just as good as they looked)


When I got home I found a little parcel in my bag... I thought someone had dropped it by mistake but Narelle sent me a message and said it was for me from her ..

I lovely gift - a little hanger for my new home, a thread holder and all wrapped in fabric and tied with ric-rac...

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... obviously she had taken note of how my thread was during the day!


... so now it is sorted .... thanks Narelle....


A lovely weekend... I'm looking forward to next years already....

Right, Gotto Go.... 


29 comments:

Jeanette said...

What a lovely weekend. I hope I can make it next year. Plans for last year & this year fell through. Love the patterns. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

It was a great treat to be there on Saturday - it looks like Sunday was just as good.
the chairs looked great by the way in case I forgot to say so!!!
And it was great to meet a few more bloggers that I only know cyberly - Kris & esp you know who!!

WoolenSails said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and what wonderful gifts.

Debbie

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely post....so nice to see lovely friends there. I love all the beautiful projects too. You and Kris do excellent "chair" lol! Gorgeous parcel from Narelle...that little sewing machine looks like a Tracey treasure xxx

Jane Galley said...

What a great weekend, that thread holder is amazing

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona ,wow what a fun wonderful day and how great that Narelle came down ,thankyou for sharing your fantastic day,love the projects,hope your day is awesome my friend xx

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great time was had by all stitchers! Oooohh, packing already......such a big job, and unpacking at the other end is another......the best money we spent on our move was $20 for a red hand trolley, to save our backs......worth every penny we paid, and more.

KaHolly said...

How envious am I? Glad you had such a wonderful time. Hope you can make your move a fun adventure! It's never an easy task.

Susan said...

Nice to have a stitching weekend away from the packing!

marina said...

looks like a wonderful weekend.
You all look very swish in your tea time attire! Such a sweet parcel from Narelle.
looks like the packing has started in earnest... how long before you move?

Ruth said...

Lovely to meet you Fiona.

Ruth said...

We had a lovely time. My friend and I travelled down from the Atherton Tableland and it was worth it..

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lucky Bubz ...Looks like heaps of fun 💖💚

KERYN B said...

Soo much fun by the look of it..the venue looks beautiful. I knew we were kindred spirits that's how I keep my threads (now that's nothing like you pin a quilt lol). I was really happy for you until I saw the last photo...packing...it's been 18 months for us and I'm still traumatised..

Cheryl said...

Wow Fiona sounds like an amazing weekend

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
what a lovely post, the setting looks fabulous, such a nice accomodation with the pretty tables and all the bags prepared for attendees. Wow, we don't have events like this in Germany, probably need to change something over here, this looks like too much fun.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Sue SA said...

Looks like everyone had lots of stitching fun. Good luck with the unpacking and decorating.

Chantal L. said...

What a lovely weekend you had. So happy for you as I know you deserved a break from seeing the boxes all over the house. Wonderful gifts too. I do agree with you; the chairs are fantastic. ;^)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Ooh that looks so fun, the tables [and chairs] all look so pretty, love the pic of you three gals showing off your glam gams....too fun!

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh what a gorgeous event, so prettily set and up and wonderfully organised :) What a lovely little giftee from Narelle :)

Wendy said...

What a fab day! I wish we had stitching days locally but it seems they only happen in your corner of the world

Wendy said...

What a fab day! I wish we had stitching days locally but it seems they only happen in your corner of the world

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. I hope I can make it next year (maybe I'll be paid by then!). Looking forward to seeing your new house. I have a strong craving for cake now LOL toni xx

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a wonderful couple of days............working and playing..........
goodluck with the packing...........

Sheila said...

Very impressive weekend , looks so well organized with some wonderful guests . Lucky you ! Hugs Sheila

Karen S said...

This looks like a wonderful weekend. How great to be able to spend 2 days there. The projects look lovely. Hope this was a good break from the boxes!

Christine M said...

What a fun weekend. Those cakes look too lovely to cut up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona-
Thanks for making it such a great weekend! Your help was invaluable.
And didn't it all go so quickly! But lots of fun.
Cheers-
Bronwyn ...

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona-
Thanks for making it such a great weekend! Your help was invaluable.
And didn't it all go so quickly! But lots of fun.
Cheers-
Bronwyn ...

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