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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stitching...

Last Sunday the appropriately named Sunday Stitchers group gathered for the February meet up. This time the venue was a community centre in Coomera and we had a number of 'extra' ladies joining us as visitors. The lovely Maree had organised a workshop for us, with the designer, Natalie Bird. 
The venue was spacious...

Natalie is a very gracious and lovely lady...generous with her help to all of us participants...

 We had a choice of 2 projects...interestingly I chose the one which didn't require needle turn appliqué :-/.




Later in the day, Natalie came to each table with some stamped stitchery designs that we could choose from as an extra little gift from her.
I chose this one...


And what would a Sunday Stitchers meet up be without the Show and Tell session. Members who had brought along Natalie Bird finished projects lined up to show them off and line up for a photo or two. 
Then some more photos with the designer included in the group...
In one corner if the room, Natalie had set up a table with items made from her books on display as well as heaps of things for sale...

We all had the most wonderful day. As well as the fun workshop, Maree had organised the food...it was plentiful and sooooo delicious. Talking of stitching, designers and fun....
The weekend after next is Let's Get Stitched 2015. This year it is in Brisbane...long time readers might recall the fun time I had at last year's LGS which was held in Melbourne. Each participant on the Friday Bus Tour of Patchwork shops, has to make a name badge for another person. My 'person' likes green and pink, so this is the creation I've come up with for her. It's a secret so I've covered up her name which is stitched in pink. 


( When I taught Year 1, My teaching partner and I would model for the students, writing 'our names' on the worksheets. We adopted the names Fifi (for me) and Trixie. So I suppose there are some 20 something people who believe their Year 1 teachers were Trixie C and Fifi C! Not Noela and Maria! Lol) 

10 comments:

Maria said...

What a fabulous fun day .. Nice little printed stitchery you picked.

doodles n daydreams said...

Looks like you all had a fun day out.

Diana

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Maria. Love Natalie's designs

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a fun day on Sunday, Maria. Your name tag looks lovely. I wonder who is going to get it!

Susan said...

Sunday was a very successful day....
Love the tale of Fifi!

linny said...

Such a lovely day on Sunday. It was great to meet you for the first time, after swapping with you last year. Hope to catch up again. Lyn Smith

Joanne Noragon said...

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. The quilt behind Natalie is stunning. She is quite a talent.

Renee said...

What a wonderful stitching event!

Susan said...

A beaut gathering and lots of fun by the happy smiles on everyones faces :D)
I remember your post from last year's Friday Bus Tour. You've made another pretty name badge.
That's so cute, your Fifi alias!!
Cheers :D)

Maureen Clare said...

Love that photos, thanks Maria and your name badge for LGS is very pretty. Enjoy. Hugs