Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Daylesford Craft Experience Extravaganza 2012...

This past weekend was the Annual Daylesford Craft Experience Extravaganza - wahoo!!!  I picked up Rosie (no blog) early Friday afternoon and we set off in holiday mode...first stop - Woodend for lunch at the bakery and then on to Daylesford to collect the keys to "our house", the lovely cottage LuLu's where we stayed last year and by 4:00pm we were settled in and looking forward to a couple of days of stitchy relaxation.  RIght after I rang Jindi's sitter and asked for the computer and heater in my house to please be switched off when going to give Jindi her tea...yep, I was in such a rush to be "on holidays" that I left the house without completing all the necessary shutdowns!...

"our house" - Lu Lu
Out and about bright and early Saturday morning to get a "good" parking spot and meet lovely GF Jean (no blog) for breakfast at The Red Star Cafe across the road from the day's venue, Peppers in Hepburn Springs...we all had Eggs Benedict (mine with smoked salmon as I don't eat pig)...a very yummy way to start the day's proceedings before heading across the road to the main event...Daylesford Craft Experience 2012...our lovely designers this year were Natalie Lymer, Cinderberry Stitches and Jodie Carleton, Ric Rac who designed as-yet (at the time of the event) unreleased projects for our stitching pleasure...and of course they didn't disappoint...along with the patterns for all their projects our goodie bags contained a kit for Natalie's stitchery needle case and from Jodie "I hate Christmas" Carleton two felt Christmas decorations, projects achievable to start, and maybe even finish, on the day.....what to choose what to choose?...the coin toss came down to Jodie's Christmas Tree and Santa...I went with the tree.  You'll be stunned and amazed to learn that I didn't finish my tree on the day...as if there was any chance that I'd actually be that focused!...
I started the decorations at least...

but my over achieving friends, well what can I say about those two...
Jean finished her tree...

and
Rosie finished Santa...
And then they both went and started the other decoration!  Over achievers!!!

All together now!...

Another fab day out with good friends...looking forward to next year already...

And I have finished the tree...Sunday night I finished the decorations... 
Happy Stitching...

10 comments:

Christine M said...

Sounds like a fun day. Your little Christmas tree looks lovely.

shez said...

what fun you 3 would've got up to,lol,lovely finished girls.xx

Kris said...

Lovely dekkies and a lovely weekend by the looks of it!

Fiona said...

How fun... and I love your tree...
Hugz

Mistea said...

Definitely focussed - no food pics?

Cute tree decoration.

Sounds like a lovely day with those over achievers!

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katherine macwin said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time together even if your friends were over achievers lol. very lucky girl to get to enjoy such a great weekend and i enjoyed reading about it too.

Anthea said...

Great stitching Annette, and great to be able to have such adventures with friends too!

Grethe said...

Must have been a lovely weekend after all! Love the Santa and the trees;glad you finished your tree on Sunday ;-)

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Looks like a tonne of fun in Daylesford, love Posie