Saturday, 13 October 2012

When Stitchers Gather...

A fun day is guaranteed when the local hall is filled with stitchers from near and far...Kilmore Quilters Biennial Quilt-In was a fabulous way to spend a Saturday...

Greeted at the door with a lovely present of a pouch made by one of our members...
 I chose the orange version...
 
Door prizes for all...I opened mine to find...
a "book" of William Morris inspired wrapping papers
lots of lovely inspiration including a 12 page narrative
about William Morris and his works...

Retail therapy provided by the lovely Marg Low and her Little Things...
a small selection of her lovelies on offer made
their way home with me...

And did I stitch? Well surprisingly, yes!...I didn't just spend the day chatting with Andrea and Marina and friends from Sunbury Stitchers & Quilters that I haven't seen for ages...it was so good to catch up with friends I don't often cross paths with...OK so I saw Andrea Friday night but didn't get to chat much and today we got to have a really good catch up which was lovely...
the stitchery parts of three more Some Kind of Wonderful blocks can be ticked off as done...I am admitting that I didn't do all the stitchery on the three blocks at the Quilt-In as they had all been started, two were almost finished and one was only just started so I'm counting the day as a great success and ticking off the three...

I've four more fully appliqued blocks left to embroider, a couple that are partly appliqued and the few I found that I hadn't even back basted yet *sigh*.  I really thought I'd done all the applique except for one particular block and was most disappointed to find the stitching faeries had in fact fallen down on the job and left some at the tracing of design point...it's so hard to get good help!!

Happy Stitching...

8 comments:

Mistea said...

Looks like a very successful day.
Good company, pretty goodies and stitching.

Those cup cakes look like the birthday girls cake today.

Whip that sewing angel into line!

Kerry said...

nice lot of little gifties for you. And 3 finishes too, sounds like a great day.

katherine macwin said...

lovely gifts, great shopping and you got some stitching done too. wish i was there too maybe next time

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time Annette. With the added bonus of those goodies you brought home. Lucky you to win the door prize.

Chookyblue...... said...

always great to see some SAL progress..........hope you share it with the SAL girls too......

can't read the word thingy..........

marina said...

Kilmore quilters are definitely an hospitable and generous group. It was a lovely meet.
Some of those Marg Low reds followed me home too!
Wish I could've stayed the whole day it was great fun.

Melody said...

Sounds like a fabulous day and such lovely gift ices.

Anthea said...

Hi Annette sounds like a great day all around, love your goodies of Marg Low purchases!