Monday, September 11, 2017

Busy weekend.....

This last weekend was the annual Stitchers Dream Day Out hosted by The Quilters Angel...

Friday was frenetic with setting up... one team member down as she decided this was a good day to have a baby!!! Yay for precious baby who arrived in the afternoon with much joy..... I'm not saying any more - not my special to share except to say its all very exciting.... 

A few bows got tied ....



And the room looked just beautiful once the chairs and tables were all set up....



This years designers were Libby Richardson and Lauren Wright.... and they made up a gorgeous selection of projects - all patterns provided to the participants and a starter kit so they can start stitching one of them...

Lauren from Molly and Mama's projects...

Hexagon Bumblebee Bag 

(the bottom part of the bag has hexagons, some of which have embroidered designs)


Flex Frame Glasses Case.... 


Embroidered Zipper Pouch

Libby's Projects.... (ArtSmart Craft Cottage)


Needle and Thread Case

 Topiary Tree Wall Hanging


I loved all the projects this year and so they have been added to my want to do list!

The designers also held workshops and Libby helped people learn to paint their bears .... and Lauren assisted people getting started on the hexagon addiction.  The demonstration tables were full the whole time so there was clearly a lot of interest in learning new skills and tips...

The two days went off wonderfully well, Saturday was completely booked up and Sunday a good crowd too... it's wonderful to see these days rising in popularity again.

Lauren is a relatively new designer, her projects are mostly smaller items and very sweet and pretty with lots of wool.  Libby is well known and it's wonderful to have her experience and humour visiting us.  Her bears are extraordinarily cute.

Next year there will be Janet Rowe from Wildcraft Farm and Leanne Knell from Petals and Patches.  I'm already excited!

Righto, Gotto Go....

Weekends away having fun mean home chores to be done!


18 comments:

Jeanette said...

They look fabulous projects. One of these days I'll get up there to a stitchers dream day out. Hugs, xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great weekend and the new Mum had a perfect excuse lol!

Deb R said...

Wow looks like a great day!

I am said...

Hi Fiona wow what a wonderful weekend and how lovely that the baby has finally come,i can imagine that everyone was excited for her.
Love the projects and great designers for next year xx

Jennifer said...

Looks like a great weekend......and I love the pretty projects!

Jane Galley said...

that's an inconsiderate baby :) looks like you all had a great weekend

Susan said...

Some new designers - always nice to visit up there....mmmmm....might think about that for 2018

Chookyblue...... said...

So pleased everything went off well......it's always lots of organising and work but so worth it

Maria said...

The room looked beautiful and you had great tutors. Love the projects you worked and received..

Raewyn said...

Oh it looks like such a great weekend!! Lucky you to take part - gorgeous projects, they all would have gone onto my list too!

Louise said...

How fun! I can see so many of those projects are right up your alley :) Hope your chores weren't too taxing...

Lin said...

Lovely projects - sounds like a great weekend. xx

Janice said...

It must have been a wonderful weekend, gorgeous projects and lovely setting.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Everything looked very pretty. Hard to choose where to start with such lovely projects x

Anthea said...

So many lovely projects Fiona, no wonder your Want To Do list is growing!
And good to get such a great number of people too... as for the baby arriving, well it's the first of many times that the Mum will be held back from her sewing & stitching LOL.
x

Barb said...

all those projects are so awesome....

Karen S said...

What a wonderful weekend. There is so much work to do in preparation but it is well worth it. Lovely projects!!

Chookyblue...... said...

The weekend looked wonderful.....
I'm catching up on some old posts.....

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