Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stitcher's Dream Day Out in Toowoomba.

There have been some tricky times over the last few months with family issues, health issues and even computer issues. There has been very little 'me' time so I decided that I needed a day out and what better place than in Toowoomba at the Stitcher's Dream Day Out. This is run by The Quilter's Angel and is well worth the trip. It is about a 2 hour drive from where I live but as most crafty people know, we never let things like that stop us, and I had my trusty travelling companion Cheryl with me.
This was the table which was waiting for us. The theme this year was Love so everything was decorated beautifully in reds and pinks.
There were six projects presented, we got the patterns for all six and a kit to make one. The designers this year were Rosalie Quinlan, Debbie Magee and Ella of Ella and Skysie. It is an informal day with the designers moving around the tables sharing with the participants. Here's Rosalie showing us how she does chain stitch and satin stitch.
Debbie Magee came around to show us her cute birds on spools. And as I love pincushions, I know I will be making one of these soon (yes I did buy spool or two).

There were lots of show and tell from the designers but my favourite was being able to see Rosalie's complete Best Friends Forever quilt ( which might just be on my to do list. )
You can see more pictures of the event here and some of our day here on Kris's blog and also on Fiona's blog. She managed to get a photo of the three of us (Cheryl, Fiona and myself) which I didn't but you can see us over there.
And I have to say that Fiona did a wonderful job of tying all the bows. It looked so pretty with all the shades of pink.
It was a lovely day and just what I needed.

12 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lynda! Lovely to catch up with you & Cheryl again! So glad you joined us for fun & stitching. I think there will be a lot of Deb's little bird pin cushions being 'hatched' :0) Look forward to catching up for some stitching & giggles again soon! Maybe in April for an early Christmas treat?!? :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Maria said...

how nice to be able to travel to your lovely weekend with Cheryl..
Looks like such a great venue to sit and stitch with all your crafty friends..

Fiona said...

It was great to see you... and I have been trying not to be tempted by Best Friends Forever as my list is already too long... and thank you so much for noticing my sashing skills!!! haha

Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had the perfect day..

Susan said...

Good to see you popping your head up for a bit - it looked like a lovely day up in the mountain - and lovely to catch up with a few bloggers And I would shower praise on Fiona again for her bow tying ability - but she has already visited so might miss it!!!LOL..
Those bird spools are just lovely.

Susan said...

A stitching day can improve almost any situation. Hope everyone (and everything) is back on track soon. X

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a wonderful day you all had...love the birdies on the spools.
I can see why one is on your list to make.

Marilyn said...

So pleased you were able to enjoy the stitching day. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The birds on the spool are definitely cute and would be tempting to make one.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

So jealous, great projects

Noela said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day out with Cheryl. Hugs......

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a nice time . I really missed going and meeting up with you and Cheryl this year. Love the little birds

Chookyblue...... said...

great that you got to catch up with the girls on the "hill".....the tables look wonderful........