Monday, 1 July 2013

A Weekend of Stitching

I spent the most lovely, indulgent weekend in the beautiful Dandenongs - a stitching retreat organised by Lisa from FignBerry Creations and Gail Pan. We were thoroughly spoilt with so many gorgeous new patterns to stitch, with kits for several to work on over the weekend.
This lovely drawstring bag was one I worked on over the weekend. This is Gail's sample, but I did finish the needleturn on mine ready to sew together.
Loved this project too - perfect for my growing Cottage Garden Thread collection. Bit hard to see in bottom right hand corner but the front has three rows of paper pieced clamshells on it. Hadn't done these before - very quick and easy and lots of fun.
The wallhanging on the left was another kit of Gail's that we received. Didn't get to start this one, but did manage to complete the dresden plate and stitchery for Lisa's very cute pincushion.

There were several others, including a very cute Christmas applique.  Karen from Mrs Martin's had her shop there, and of course it would be very rude not to make a purchase or two, but will keep that show and tell for next time. Have a great week. Cheryl


14 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely projects and I'm looking forward to seeing your retail therapy :) hugs

shez said...

great lot of projects there Cheryl,so glad you had a great time,cant what to see what you bought off Karen.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, all the projects look gorgeous!!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous projects. I think i need a folder like that too for my Cottage Garden Thread collection. :) Hugs,x

Susan said...

It sounds lovely to be away stitching - and some lovely projects to add to the list! CGThresds are a bit difficult to store - that folder could be a great way to do it... then again how many would I need to house them...

Fiona said...

so nice to get away for some stitching and those are really lovely little projects...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds perfect

Farm Gate Creations said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend.

Susan said...

It must have been hard to choose a project. Love the dresden pincushion. Sounds like a lovely weekend.

Christine M said...

Lovely projects Cheryl.

Deb R said...

Lovely projects and looks like a great day was had by all! So jealous, would love to do a Gail Pan workshop!

Michelle Ridgway said...

You have some gorgeous projects there Cheryl...love them all.

barb's creations said...

Just lovely Cheryl, sounds like lots of fun and lovely projects to choose from :) Barb.

Sue B said...

Oooohhh can you give me the name of the pattern for that thread holder, I must get the pattern for that its just what I need.