Monday, March 25, 2013

Urban Stitching in Sydney

It was good fun to head to Sydney and go to the first Urban stitching day held in Sydney! It was held in Darling Harbour and this view was just lovely. We even had wonderful views of Darling Harbour from our hotel window. We did enjoy it all but missed Fiona this time, though she was in just the right place for their family at the moment.
 On Friday we settled in after a long, hot walk to the hotel! If only we had realised that the light rail goes right there. It wasn't that far but it was very confusing as to how to actually get to the Novatel! Thankfully we worked it out for the way back to the station as our bags were just a little heavier after a bit of shopping. We headed into town and browsed the shops for a while and then had dinner. On Saturday we were very excited to see the projects and to stitch for the day. These are the four lovely projects. Our bags had fully kitted patterns for each one of these.
 This was Melly's lovely little toy and stitchery.
 The one I started was Rosalie's little felt applique and stitchery p.ocket
 This little scissor keep is just lovely too.
 Simone Gooding was ill which was a shame, so we didn't get to meet her this time. The other tutors were Jodie from Ric Rac, Melly and Rosalie. We were also lucky to have Sandie from Winter Wood with her beautiful wool felt.
 There were gorgeous displays all around the room.

 Here are Allyson, Karen, Adrienne and Audrey stitching.
 This is what the room looked like during the day with everyone busy stitching.
 There was Show and tell too and here is Karen showing her lovely Red Home bag.
 Here I am with Barbara, Karen and Allyson ...just to prove I was there!


Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. What did Jodie design for the day?

Susan said...

Looks like it was a lovely weekend....and such pretty projects.

FloS said...

You are very lucky to be able to go to this fabulous event !!

Chookyblue...... said...

stitching retreats are always so much fun..........

Penny said...

Soo jealous! Stayed with the boys on that side of Darling Harbour once, we got a really good deal, Grand Mercure(?),never to be repeated. The view from the top and the swimmingpool at night was stunning.