Thursday, March 15, 2012

Let's Get Stitched in Tassie - Part 3 - Final Pics


I hope that you have enjoyed seeing what we did at our stitching weekend and that you are enthused about Adelaide next year.  Here is my project designed for the day which I called "Plant a Pot of Friendship"


It has a paper pieced border, applique flowers and a few other techniques thrown in for good measure.


The weekend begun for me on Thursday morning with the first of several visits to the airport.  We were delayed getting Dawn's luggage as the sniffer dog decided that there was something "suspect" in her luggage and they wouldn't release it without first going through it.



They couldn't find what had set the dog off so she was allowed to repack her bag and go on her way - That was the first of many giggles.


We went on a shop hop on Friday to a number of local quilt stores.  The ladies had a wonderful time picking up fabrics and patterns.  Kerri did just a little spending - LOL


Then we had a "suprise" stop for the ladies.  We took them to the heart and soul of "Pattern Press" a pattern distribution company which was operating at full speed - It was wonderful for the girls to get a behind the scenes look at the operations of a successful quilting business.


A HUGE thank you to Helen for taking time out of her busy schedule to show the ladies around and it was her birthday too. 


Later that day we went to the Cadbury factory.  Dawn fell in love with Freddo.


The folllowing day we went to Salamanca Market on the waterside in Hobart.  Everytime I go I find so much inspiration - It is a wonderful place for the creative soul.


Dawn and I liked the hand dyed hair bands.  The lady offered to put them on us and show us how they worked (They go on like a figure of 8)


So they go around like this


And then you do this.........  But there was a problem with Dawn's.... Hers wouldn't stay on - The lady said it was because she has a flat head.......



Dawn was just a bit upset.......  Don't you just love that face ??


Mine however


stayed on - It seems that I don't have a flat head - LOL



Judy & Dawn hooked up with the Hobart Town Crier


And then on the way home we dropped into one of my treasure hunting haunts - The girls had a wonderful rummage and came up with some lovely finds.


On Friday night we had party games and a pizza night.  My sister who is training in the beauty industry came along and gave hand massages - Judy loved it.


Saturday night was our gala dinner at the Riverfront Hotel which was a lovely meal and a great night


So after a lovely 4 days it was time to go home back to my family - This little fellow was very pleased to have me home.


And just a little shot of a blue bird I bought at Salamanca.  I'll be back tomorrow with a little quilting tool I have made.....

Hugs - Fee XX

17 comments:

Fiona said...

looks like such fun... and I love your pretty design..
Hugz

shez said...

wow lots of fun times were had,i will have to try harder to get to the next one Fee.xx

Roseanne said...

Look like you all had a great time Fee. Sorry I have not been on many blogs this year Iam having time off sewing and bloging for a while I have not even seen Sarah for about 3 week.

Michelle said...

Fun fun fun!!! Looks like you girls had a fabulous time.

Pauline said...

looks like you guys had an awesome time fee...well done to you....

De said...

Oh love that little birdie - I got one just like it :)

Annie said...

I hope you purchased one of those headbands Fee - looked lovely on you :)

Debbie said...

Wow, what a fun filled interary you gals had! Loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Marilyn said...

Fee, it was great reliving the weekend through your photos. It was such an amazing time, over so quickly, but with lots of memories. Thanks heaps.
Hugs, xx

Allie said...

Oh sweetie I absolutely love your pics and I love the project you designed, so very sweet!!! Poor Dawn, love that face, lol....looks like it was tons of fun!!!

By Hoki Quilts said...

To think it all happened less than a week ago - I'm still recovering and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I had such a brilliant time and the hospitality shown by you all was so warm and wonderful, so for now it's a virtual hug to you all.
hugs ((((( xxx ))))

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a great weekend...........

Maree: said...

Well Done on what looked like a Fabulous Weekend...
Thanks for sharing all your Lovely Pics and showing us around...
hugs
xx

Cheryll said...

I very much enjoyed my visit with all you lucky ladies! :)

DAWNIE said...

I hoped to your blog from Jo's. Oh I am soooo jealous of you all looks like you have had a great time. I was nearly tempted when I read about this months ago and now wished I had gone - looks like you have all had a great time and Tassie such a beautiful place to visit.

Teresa said...

ha ha... last time I went to the Salamanca markets I bought 2 of those head bands!!! Wow, this was so organised and perfect for all the ladies. You managed a fantastic event... I can't wait for the next one. Well done to you and the other girls for producing such a brilliant, fun time in Tassie. So darn jealous, I can hardly type!!!!

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