Monday, August 22, 2011

Stitching at the Water's Edge Retreat

It is hard to decide which pictures to show first as there are so many from this lovely weekend away. Thanks to Kim of Jukejema Quilting Barn for organising this lovely retreat. The weather wasn't perfect but it didn't matter to us as we were stitching and enjoying meeting lovely new friends and sharing a very special time together. This is the view from the verandah at the venue.
Kim had invited 3 wonderful tutors to come to the retreat. We were so pleased to meet and spend time with Anni Downs, Janelle Wind and Natalie Ross. They had designed some great projects for us to do. Anni made these great bags using woven wool felt.
Her other projects were Christmassy! Some cones and....
a lovely stitched mat.
Natalie had designed a lovely block keeper and a chair cushion with nifty pockets on the sides for all your bits and pieces at retreat.
Janelle had designed some lovely bags in different sizes and also a delightful flower made from fabric to decorate your bag, a headband or even a journal cover.
Here are Fiona, Natalie, Janelle and Shirley.
Here they are again with Karen and me too.
Then we added Sheree and Colleen who came to the retreat all the way from New Zealand. We had a great time with these girls.
We spent a delightful couple of days laughing, chatting, stitching, eating and just enjoying every minute. I will share a few more pictures tomorrow.

4 comments:

Chocolate Cat said...

Sounds like a great weekend and wonderful projects to work on!

Deb said...

What a wonderful weekend you had Sylvia. No wonder Shiree and Colleen were so excited about going. I can believe you had fun together knowing those two.

SandyN said...

I found you... it was a great weekend hey. Which we could do it again every weekend.


Sandyn

shez said...

Slyvia this retreat looks like a lot of fun,great post.