Monday, 11 April 2011

A Weekend of Stitchy Related Activities...

Boy am I a tired little vegemite this morning today...think I overdid the stitchy goodness this weekend with both days out at stitchy events and the germs still not entirely left the building...seems I've managed another loooonnnngggg post...go get a cuppa, I'll wait...dum de dum...dum de dum...oh good you're back...right onwards we go...

Saturday morning craft group gathered in anticipation of the arrival of our bus limousine and chauffeur for the day...wahoo!...off we go...but to where?  the mystery was solved once boarded and on our way when it was revealed we were visiting four Central Victorian patchwork shops...

First stop was Kyneton...and the treasure trove in Piper Street that is Pick Up Stitches...
...that open red door is so inviting...do yourself a favour if you are in Kyneton and go right on in...not only does this shop have a great range of patchwork fabrics, her wool/yarn ranges are gorgeous...almost (I did say almost) made me want to buy some wool and pick up a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles...I resisted...an added bonus there was a farmers market across the road at the church to take a squiz at...

Next stop was Daylesford...and the lovely Merrilyn's shop Threadneedle...
where she tortured me with hints that she is about to finalise the mailout to Daylesford Craft Experience attendees but wouldn't give me my envelope...aaaaggghhhh...I wasn't above begging but to no avail...mail person stalking will have to be undertaken...

Threadneedle is a lovely bright airy shop with not only patchwork fabrics but books, notions, beading supplies, scrapbooking supplies, art supplies...a great selection of crafty goodness...

Fortified with lunch and a walk around the interesting Daylesford shops we set off for our final destination...Gisborne...which boasts not one but two dedicated patchwork shops...The Drapers of Mt Macedon and Quilters Bazaar...two great shops, so much to choose from...

Fabric acquisitions for the day....
and then there is this...I just had to have it...too much fun to leave behind...
...and it came with the cutest little tape measure...an impulse buy but it was an impulse I was powerless to resist...
...the case has already had an outing as yesterday was spent in the local hall at local quilt group's Sit and Sew Day...we sat, we sewed, we chatted, we nattered and we noshed on yummy goodies as everyone was instructed to bring a plate...and I did manage to put some stitches in...

...a little progress on "Lullaby"...piecing had already taken place and now applique has begun...see that top row of the outer border?...it is appliqued down...amazing...
This morning was spent at craft group for a little more stitching on my next 'Tis The Season stitchery for the Stitch-A-Long...a good way to extend a stitchy related weekend before going to work after lunch...
Hope your weekend was stitchy too...
Happy Sewing...
Blogger went mental half way through the post and decided to double the spaces between paragraphs and the only way to fix it was to have none...sheesh!

8 comments:

shez said...

what a wonderful weekend ,stitchers heaven

Mupminoes said...

Wat een leuk koffertje heb je en dan die mooie lapjes, die wil ik ook wel ;-)

Kerry said...

What a great way to spend a few days. I'm totally jealous.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Wow, I am jealous too!

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a perfect weekend.......

Mistea said...

Hope there is time for more stitchy fun in your week! Don't let that work stuff get in the way of the fun stuff. Pretty case.

Shiree said...

looks like you had the most super fabulous time!

BubzRugz said...

What a wonderful outing..... and I love your purchases... and am not surprised the case came home with you.... your applique is going to be stunning.... I haven't had the courage to try a big project with needleturn....
Hugz