Monday, July 4, 2011

Inspired Stitches.

I've just had the best weekend away at a stitching retreat in Adelaide.
Organised by Sarah at Quilt Fabric Delights, a fantastic time was had by all.  We had FOUR impressive teachers who each had several projects on offer for the weekend.
We were able to select from Natalie Ross, Gail Pan, Janelle Wind , and Helen Stubbings.
A sunglasses case that has already been pressed into service.

 And a needle case.

Here are my first two projects, finished in the weekend.  Feels very good to actually finish a project.  One of my companions also finished a couple of projects,  what a woman!!!  And , not to be outdone, Jindi was also close to finishing her starts for the weekend.
Met some lovely ladies on my tables on Saturday and Sunday, a very diverse group.  The weekend was held in Adelaide,  we travelled from Melbourne, and we had a ladies from Perth, Darwin , and Sydney sitting with us!!!  If we were in Europe, we'd all have come from different countries.  Distance is no barrier to a good weekend sewing retreat.


  1. What a lovely stitcherie! Looks like you had a great time!

  2. Wow you were busy, I just went the Saturday and nearly finished the stitchery on the sunglasses case. I finished it off once I got home that night and then did all the sewing on Sunday. It was a very enjoyable day.

  3. Oh Kerry! This sounds like a perfect getaway. I would have loved to have joined you. Your teachers are my favorites, as I've stitched Natalie Ross and Janelle Wind pieces myself, and it was from a Helen Stubbings DVD that I learned how to Colourque. Your finishes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

  4. What a woman...coming second in the Finishing of the Projects Started on the Weekend usual I'm too busy gigging around to actually get to the finish line...almost just not quite...ha ha ha...such a fun weekend...