Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stitching on the lake 2 November

It was so lovely to catch up with all the stitching ladies at our first Stitching on the Lake day yesterday. Thanks to Lynne and Sammy for the delicious lunch and morning and afternoon tea. I didn't take any pictures of the yummy food so as not to spoil it for the ladies coming on the 23 November. Here is the hall all ready for the ladies to arrive.
 The kits were in the bags with the name tags attached.
The tables were set with lollies to enjoy throughout the day (not that we needed them with all the yummy food).
 Here are the samples.
 Thanks again to Najelle and Terrie for bringing a stall from Hobbysew. It is always fun to do a bit of shopping  in between stitching and chatting and eating.

 Here are some of the groups of ladies enjoying their day of stitching.

 Several people worked on the gorgeous canvas work. It was lovely to see the different colours being used. This canvas work could easily be done in any colours and be a scissor keeper instead of a decoration.

 Shirley managed to get her little felt decoration finished. Well done.
 There was some amazing Show and Tell. This is the cushion we made last year at the retreat stitched in beautiful blue thread!
 Jo and Pam amazed us by having this year's retreat (only in August) projects almost all done. Here  is Jo's quilt. It looks wonderful and I love the scrappy border.
 This is Pam's quilt which looks great too.
 Pam has also made her runner. The border fabric works so well.
Both ladies have also made most of the other smaller projects. Well done, Jo and Pam.

 Colleen from the afternoon class was at the stitching day too and showed her lovely bag made with beautiful blue fabrics. I love how she has fussy cut the flowers from the fabric and appliqued them to her background.

 Here we are with Judy yesterday. Judy reminded us that this is our 20th stitching day in Canberra!!!! Judy has been to every single one. She reminded me that that means we have done 120 projects over the 10 years!
It was a lovely day once again. Fiona and I are looking forward to doing it all again in just a few weeks.


shez said...

oh what marvelous projects you ladies came up with and what fun everyone is having,lots of lovely projects being made,well done ladies.xx

Penny said...

Glad you had a good day and you were well enough to enjoy it after your lurgi. Just love the blue embroidered cushion, mine is finished but hasn't made it to a cushion yet.