Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Stitch in Spring

I was lucky enough to get a spot at "Stitch in Spring" - a very popular weekend run by Gum Valley Patchwork.  I had stitched many of Anni Downs' (from Hatched and Patched) projects, block of the months and stitchalongs, but had never done a class with Anni, so was particularly keen to do this weekend.  Another favourite was teaching with her - Melissa from One Day in May.
The tables were oh so gorgeous and Linda had made each one of us a zippered pouch - 130 in total.

Melissa's beautiful zippered rabbit pouch was a favourite of our projects - all done by hand.
Her second project was this beautiful book cover with pretty Lilacs.

Anni's gorgeous folder cover - the project I stitched on the day. This was the stitchery/wool version.
And the stitched version on beautiful brown linen.

Anni showing her second project - a gorgeous zippered bag in linen and wools - also completely done by hand. Love those sorts of projects.  She is the sweetest person and very giving of her time and information, as is Melissa.

I had been so looking forward to see Anni's block of the month "Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs" in the flesh - gorgeous linen background and quirky wool blocks.  I am "collecting" this block of the month for "one day" lol.

Have lots of other lovely photos from this day, so might carry them over for another post. Cheryl

Monday, 16 October 2017

August Catchup

My local craft/patchwork shop, where I happen to be employed (I know dream job) had a lovely class in early August with Leanne from Petals and Patches.  So great when they come out into the country as it's usually us travelling to Melbourne.

Have some great photos of our class but for some reason my security provider on my laptop is not letting me download them tonight - think it's time for a new laptop!!!

We had  two lovely projects to work on the day. This one I am well underway with the stitching.
The other was a beautiful appliqued needlecase/sewing folder.

August also saw us enjoying a lovely week on the Sunshine Coast. My lovely friend Karen and her husband from Brisbane spent one day with us and took us on a tour around - first stop The Patchwork Angel.  And didn't we have fun.  Wish I'd taken a photo of the ginger scones we had at the Buderim ginger factory - oh they were amazing.

Karen inside the beautiful The Patchwork Angel.

So many lovely things to do on the Sunshine coast apart from relaxing. Australia Zoo was a favourite - so clean and spacious.

 Ha ha - this was the only photo I could get to download

Relaxing at Australia Zoo - ;
loved it here. Just amazing.  Hopefully I can get this sorted and back with more soon. Cheryl