Monday, September 12, 2016

Ooh La La..... in Paris.....


.... was the theme for our Stitchers Day Out hosted by my favourite quilting shop The Quilters Angel..... as usual Marion and Steph put on a really fun and pretty day together where we can only feel spoilt and loved..... It is the only event like this that I know of in this area and this time I met people from Cairns, Mt Isa, Bribie Island, Brisbane (amongst others) as well as our lovely locals.

I prepared for the weekend by purchasing a red feather boa... I was at least going to be in the French colours!


Tables were set with eiffel towers and cases, bags and boxes....


Chairs were covered and tied with elegant bows.....


... the room was full with chatter and laughter....


... the three of us who sew together on a Tuesday  with our boa's....
(ok so mostly we got cursed because those feathers go EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!)


I was naughty and didn't take many pictures of the day and sat with a table full of other naughty lovely ladies ... 

.... we had personal bags with goodies at our seats.....


... and patterns for projects...

This is a bag design by Nicki Tervo..... lots of detail in her stitchery....


A drawstring bag by Debbie McGee....


... with lovely stitcheries all around it ....


Debbie was kind enough to have extra little patterns for us... I loved these butterfly needlecases....


the top of a case designed by Nicki,


.. and the hand bag insert designed by Debbie....


... here are the goodies I got in my bag - fabric and printed design to make up one of the projects, a zippy purse, sweet tin, lovely sewing machine zipper pull and a pair of those sneaky little scissors you can take on a plane.... and of course patterns for all of the projects...


For once I did stitch instead of chat all day and finished the stitchery for one of the hexagons that go around the drawstring bag.  I had a lesson with Debbie on her way to do the little bullion stitches so gave those a go.....  not a bad effort (even if I say so myself!)


Next year we are having Libby Richardson (Art Smart Cottage) and a lovely local lady Lauren from Molly and Mama who popped in to meet us all and say G'day.  I'm already looking forward to it....


Righto, Gotto Go... a weekend out means there is sewing housework to do! 


16 comments:

  1. Good morning my lovely friend,wow what an awesome goodie bag and i love the projects ,wow what a fun theme,so glad you had so much fun.xx

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  2. Sounds like a fantastic weekend/day?. It looks like they really put on a good 'spread' for you all. Neat goodie bags and fabulous projects! Hehe I can just imagine you with the boa and all the little bits floating everywhere!

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  3. oh my... it all sound like fun... even if the pesky feathers were naughty... lol...

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  4. oh, love that bag! Looks like you all had fun

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  5. Looks like a fun day Fiona and such beautiful projects.

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  6. Oh lala is right! Gorgeous projects and you aced the bullions xx

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  7. What a fun weekend, a gorgeous bag of goodies too!

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  8. What a wonderful day! Looks like a huge amount of fun.

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  9. These get-togetherness are just lovely....especially with a Paris theme!

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  10. Gorgeous designs for the stitching weekend. Love the butterfly needle cases. Hugs,xx

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  11. What fun. Sounds like you really had a great day
    Kathleen mary

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  12. Sounds like a load of fun...great work on the bullions too.

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  13. Wow what a brilliant goody bag, I loved everything, so lovely to have a weekend away with friends, naughty or otherwise lol and just enjoy, fabulous, no wonder you are looking forward to next year xcx

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  14. Oh you ladies look so elegant in your boas! What a fun day, love all the goodies and those darling projects!

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  15. Swish to say the least, just lovely, lovely

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  16. lots of great projects and always a fun day at workshops............

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