Monday, March 12, 2012

Let's Get Stitched in Tassie - Part 1


A Dream 1 year ago of holding a bloggers weekend full of fun and laughter, new friendships and learning new skills is over. 

It's hard to believe that a year ago sitting around a motel room gigling and laughing like school girls Joy, Dawn, Vicki and I dreamed up "Let's Get Stitched".  We dreamt of a retreat like no other, of structured tutorials, of laughter, of party games and pizza nights and of day trips and shop hops.  We have just spent an awesome 4 days with some wonderful ladies from around Australia and also from New Zealand. 



Amanda designed a gorgeous stick pin so that we could give each lady a keepsake of their day.


Each bag not only contained a pattern from each of the 6 designers but also a starter pack for each project so that they could learn the special techniques with the tutor.


You can imagine the buzz that this created as each lady delved into her bag of patterns and goodies


And Lillian from Esme's Quilting Shop gave each lady a gift voucher and some fabrics.


The oohs and aahs continued throughout the day


There was plenty of retail therapy with 6 trade tables


Each designer held 5 X half hour tutorials on the techniques used in their project.  And spent one on one time with every lady.  This is Jo's project - Isn't it goegeous - She is our "Paper Crafts" Queen.


This is Dawn's Project - I totally love this cushion ! 


And Vicki's Around & Around table topper project is so pretty.


This was our communal area of the room where we sat and ate and chatted over coffee inbetween the tutor groups.

And each lady received a lovely "apple" name tag made by our Jo.

I have so much more to show you and so much more to tell so there will be a few more posts to come.  If you are sorry that you missed out then I am pleased to tell you that in 2013 we will be running "Let's get Stitched in Adelaide" hosted by Dawn  - Dates to be announced soon and just for plenty of warning in 2014 we will be holding "Let's Get Stitched" in New Zealand hosted by Michele.  Isn't that exciting?

I am off now for another short nanna nap.

Hugs - Fee XX

18 comments:

Kerri said...

Thanks you so much for organizing such a fantastic weekend. I have need ing for such a long time. Great weekend, great company, lots of laughs and nice new friends and BFF's too. Thanks again fee

Cheers Kez

Annie said...

Oh Fee, what a wonderful group of ladies to organise this.....my family is in N.Z., so I think I may need to time a trip across the ditch to partake in 2014's. I'm so pleased the inaugural weekend went so well for everyone - Well Done!

shez said...

how amazing everything looks,well done girls.xx

Larissa said...

O.M.Goodness!!! Those designs are gorgeous!!! ... And the table settings, etc ... Hmmm... why oh why did I not go?! LOL!! ... Probably would've had to cancel anyway as DD has been under the weather the last couple of weeks and we got the diagnosis of a chest infection this morning ... not pleasant!!! ... Hmmm ... Maybe I can do next year in Adelaide!!! ...

Maree: said...

A Big Pat on the Back You Girl's have done a Beautiful & Wonderful Job for your weekend...Everything looks Gorgeous!!
cheers

Barb said...

That looks so fun and amazing!

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Allie said...

OH that looks amazing! I love the projects - so wish I could have been there!!!!

barb's creations said...

Everything looks soooo good! Sounds like you had lots of fun,might just have to start saving my money for next years event....no uni = me time next year :) Barb.

Debbie said...

Wow, that looks like sooo much fun! How lucky you ladies are. Glad you had such a great time.

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Christine M said...

I wish I could have been there. Everything looks so lovely.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I knew it would be fabulous Fee... a job well done. Can't wait to see all the photos.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

boysmum2 said...

I am reading this at work, where I can read the words but not see the pictures! But already I am excited, you are coming to NZ. 2014 here I come, I will be there. Now I can't wait to get home tonight to be able to see all the wonderful pictures of what you have been getting up to all weekend. Go you, well done

Margaret said...

What a great, great day. So many goodies I like the cushion really super, so many ideas and all in a lot of fun.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hi Fee, everything looked just gorgeous...so pretty. Well done to you all. You have done a spectacular job.

Melody said...

It looks wonderful, wish I could have been there. I'm starting to save so that I can come to Adelaide. Can't wait.

manda said...

The way you displayed my pins - gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you liked them!!

Teresa said...

I am finally able to catch up with you and read your Tassie posts. I've started with the first, so I don't miss anything. It looks like you had an amazing time... I knew you would. I am so dirty I missed this one, but it won't happen again. Oh and I love Adelaide!!! Woo Hoo!!