Sunday, May 3, 2009

"Gathering" My Thoughts - Image Heavy Post


What a gorgeous sunny day we have here in Brighton although something tells me that there won't be too many more of these types of autumn days so I am enjoying the sunshine streaming into the house whilst I can. We rose early today and went off to the markets and a new little antique shop that I have discovered nearby. I brought home some treasures but I will leave them to show you another day because I have so much to show you and tell you about from the Quilted Crow's Autumn Gathering which was held at Campania yesterday.


Here is the lovely Cathy and Sarah stitching away. I didn't take any other photo's of the other bloggers because time just flew, by the time I realised I hadn't taken many it was time to go home - But I do know that others have heaps of shots - Some not so glamorous - So keep an eye on the other Tassie Bloggers sites.




This was our arrival parcel. A lovely cup cake, dish towel, box of sweets and our pattern packs.



This is the lovely Doiley for Deidre by Helen Stubbings . Jo created a beautiful version of this on the day. I can't wait to see it completely finished.


Helen also created these gorgeous needle turned dish towels



And a cup cake mug bag - I purchased the kit for this one



Here is an oven mitt designed by Natalie Ross - It is gorgeous. This is the project that I chose to start on the day.


Natalie also designed a lovely apron and pot holder (trivet) to go with it. They are stunning !!


Here are the designs from Deidre (Quilted Crow) - Backpacks, Dolly and Tea Cosy.

Leonie also had a gorgeous table runner which I forgot to photograph - It was called Oh My Stars



Here is my little needleturned cup cake for my oven mitt.
Both Helen and Natalie were super helpful and were both lovely ladies and so generous with their time.


And now to the most important part of the day - The purchases. I did ask Lenoie (Quilted Crow) to tie me to my seat after my 4th visit to the shop area - It was a little ridiculous - I kept seeing things I liked - You know how it is............
Above is all of the yummy fabric and Mug Carry Bag Kit.



And the patterns .......

It was a lovely day with great company and many laughs. I am already looking forward to the next one.
HUGS,

28 comments:

Milah said...

Everything looks so pretty. I'm glad you had a good time.

Lizzie said...

So you were hit with the same boost of 'non' willpower that I had lol. Looks like it was a great day and I love your cupcake, yummy,
big hugs, Lizzie

Christine said...

Hi Fiona. Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Looks like it was a great day (as usual). So hope I can make the next one. Love the cupcake you stitched and can see why you had to keep visiting the shop ... gorgeous purchases.
Christine

Robyn said...

Oh Fiona, it sounds like a wonderful day!!
So many pretty things and such good company!!
I would have chosen what you did too... it's so lovely!!
Can't wait to see yours finished too!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Robyn xx

Shiree said...

Oh my Fiona, it looks like you had the most wonderful time, all that creativity, and what inspiration - how you you not have fun!

Mistea said...

Looks like to much fun stuff there, how could you decide. Well done on completing the cupcake, I think I would still be trying to decide what to make.

The Pink Poodle said...

dear Fiona..
lovely you popped by my blog ...my marshmallow stuff sold like the proverbial hot cake!! cakes..
went back to get MORE of MORE today...but voila..
NO more marshmallow there..!!

so bought other stuff instead...

OKAY...love all your crafty goodies..sounds like a LOT of fun down there in TASSIE...
have a lovely week & enjoy the sunshine...know what you mean...beautiful day in melb...but how long will it last???

xx andrea

Maree said...

What a Gorgeous Day you've had...love your Purchases...
cheers

Simone de Klerk said...

I just love all those gorgeous cupcakes on the different cupcukes. Cupcakes are definitely one of my favorite, especially with the fabrics and colors you used!!!

Pauline said...

This is so fun looking at all the blogs from you ladies. you must all have had the BEST day!!! Thanks for the pics they are great viewing
cheers
Pauline

Mimi said...

I looks like a fantastic day of fun & goodies!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

What a fantastic day for you ladies!
I'm feeling envious (can you tell?)
all the way from Canada :^)

Jantine said...

That sounds like lots of fun. How on earth were you able to decide on what to sew? I wouldn't have been able to choose.

dimill said...

What a great day. Wish I lived closer so that I could attend. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Stubbings said...

okay spill the beans Fiona, where is the new antique shop? - you cant have all the goodies!
glad you had a nice day, hope to see you at Jo's soon, hugs, helen

Catherine said...

It sure was a great day Fiona....it was also lovely to meet you!! Cathyx

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Fiona, it looks like all you gals had a great time. All the cupcakes were so cute. Doesn't it make you feel really good to get together and stitch the day away.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a fabulous day you had!! So many decisions...projects? fabrics?...the best kind of choices to have to make!

Loralynn said...

It all looks so lovely! I admit I am a bit envious! I wish we had these type of wonderful gatherings here in the states where I am. You ladies down under have really taken the quilting and stitching to another level! My favorite stitchery/sewing/quilting things come from your neck of the woods! The fabrics you purchased are gorgeous! Feminine and romantic looking, my favorite!

Judith Tetley said...

What a great time you had. Cupcakes are a favourite subject and the designs look fabulous. Enjoy the feeling of the day!
Kind Regards
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Cybele's patch said...

What a lovely day you had. And look at all the goodies you showed! Can immagine why you kept going back to the shop.

Dzintra Ingrid said...

What a beautiful day you have all had...and I love that pot holder!!!

Millie said...

Everthing look so lofely. I love the colors...the cupcake is so cute!

Jeni said...

Fiona
what a lovely time you had ..and everthing looks so pretty

Margaret said...

I dithered as to write a comment, as everything had been said - So lovely colourful post, everything so pretty.

Mildred said...

Hello Fiona, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I have had the most enjoyable time looking at your lovely blog. This post is filled with pretty keepsakes and such colorful photos. It looks like you have a delightful group to spend the afternoon with.

Sarah said...

Hey Fiona!
I made it! Had a very, shall I say 'different' kind of week!! Tell ya later!
It was a very FUN day, it was great to meet you, will catch up soon again I am sure xx
x Sarah
PS: Great giveaway, I will put it up on my blog in a sec....

Stephanie said...

Looks like tons of cupcake goodness without the calories!