Monday, August 5, 2013

Stitching in the Hills

Fiona and I have just enjoyed another wonderful weekend of friendship and stitching at our retreat, Stitching in the Hills. We have had a lovely time preparing our patterns for this day especially as they were inspired but the wonderful range, Chateau Rouge, by French General. It is a delightful range! Because it is predominately red we did have a bit of a red theme for our weekend. Here are the samples of the projects that the ladies had to work on this time. There were several smaller items but if they wished to add a bit more fabric, then they could make the quilt. Their kits included a charm square pack of the range and a larger piece plus the stitching and backing fabrics, hexagons, canvas, buttons and threads. It was lovely to see everyone stitching these designs over the weekend. It was chilly outside but the room and the friendship (and all the chatting and eating) kept us quite warm!

 The bags were a lovely bright red and looked great.
 Even the name tags were made using the fabric.
 Here is the room full of busy stitching with quite a bit of chatting and socialising as well.
 On Saturday, Najelle and Terrie came out to set up a little Hobbysew shop at the retreat. I think the ladies enjoyed the shop very much by the number of people looking at the goodies.
 On Saturday night we were asked to wear red and everyone joined in and it was great fun.
 Even out littlest "stitcher" joined in. This precious little lady was so good all weekend. We all enjoying visiting her to say hello throughout the weekend.
 There was a "little" wine consumed with dinner but the ladies all headed back to stitching taking the glasses of wine with them! I wonder if the stitching was a little wobbly!

 Here we are on Sunday ready for another day of stitching and chatting.


Anonymous said...

what a lovely post Slyvia,the two of you have put on such a wonderful weekend and i love the projects you both designed so lovely,love the red theme too.xx

pamkennison said...

Wonderful Sylvia, looks like you all had great fun, wish I lived closer :) xx

Susan said...

Fantastic effort from you both, it looks like it was a really fun, successful weekend.

Kayly said...

You two, ever home? LOL
I also wish I lived closer. It looks like a great weekend.

Chookyblue...... said...

hey the silly box is gone........looks like a fun weekend........

Heather said...

Thank you for a fantastic weekend. This was my first Stitching in the Hills weekend and I can't wait for the next one. Feel so blessed to be able to participate in such a wonderful pastime with like minded passionate women. Eyes have been feeling a little weary, too much intense sewing I think. xx

FloS said...

It sounds a great retreat !!