Dragging this out hasn’t been my intention but more the result of my ISP not providing consistent service – in fact I’ve been off line more than on which doesn’t make for a very happy blogger – argh!
Right, back to the happier thoughts of the last day of ‘Let’s Get Stitched’
We were all up and at ‘em ready for the day ahead fairly early – Fee took us to the place where the ‘Titanic’ funnels stood guard over the racetrack in Hobart. This was Fee’s place of work and she (and others) had set the space up beautifully, look what we were greeted with…
Is this not one of the prettiest table settings? And what was in each bag?
so much, patterns from the tutors, kits from the tutors and pins to add to my collection… look at this teeny tiny ceramic pin that got especially made for the retreat – awesome!!!
There were wonderful tables to drool over with goodies galore to buy and yes I did buy and yes, when I have finished stitching my purchases up I will share them with you – promise.
this was just the tonic this kiwi needed, motivation to the max.
The wonderful ladies that kept our minds working and shared their skills with us are:
from left to right… Helen Stubbings (Hugs and Kisses), Fabulous Fee (Designs by Fee), Jo Chandler (Jo in Tas, or is it Lilly Pilly?), Vicki Tucek (The Pickle Dish Patch), Dawn Hay, Dawn Hay Designs, Sweet as Cinnamon and lastly the dynamic Joy from Joy Patch – how spoilt were we?
Because I’m having shocking problems with this internet connection I’m going to put up plenty of pictures and hope they will do the talking for me as I’m at risk of losing everything I’ve typed – flipping internet problems – grrrr!
Dawn showing Kerri just how easy it is to use the Go Baby Cutter and the project she shared.
Helen demonstrates how she appliques her beautiful works and my version of her project.
Fiona shared her latest pattern and shared traditional paper piecing, a technique used in her pattern
Vicki had the cutest little thread catcher made with hexies – of the giant kind
Jo shared Scrap booking, something I had never had a go at before, but after Hobart I’m putting it in my to do pile.
And lastly, but never forgotten our dear Joy taught two techniques for QAYG, or quilt as you go. I’m sorry I don’t have pics of this I just got too engrossed with the project and forgot to take out my camera.
After an amazing day we had our last group item, Fee took us to her beautiful home where we got to spy into her sewing room and store room and even got to make the greyhounds tails wag and flirt with her gorgeous cats. This was all after a very tasty dinner that her gorgeous children had made for and served to us – the meal was really delish and I even cooked the chicken dish here for Mr BHQ who gave it a double thumbs up – high praise indeed.
Fee, your hospitality and generosity are faultless. The weekend - spectacular! Thank you so much for the invite. Next year is Adelaide with dear Dawn and the following year – a big inhale of breath here – is HOKITIKA!!!! Yeah, I’m planning already *big, big grin*
My last day in Hobart started with being shared with Joyful Joy and Captain Fantastic. After a spot of morning tea they took me to my hotel where I went into a stitching lockdown to keep me busy until my early morning flight home the following day.
Bye bye Hobart, bye bye my new found awesome friends. If I don’t see you next year I definitely will in 2014 and can’t wait. Love you all, mwah