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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stitching by the Waters Edge Retreat

I have just returned from a fabulous few days at "Stitching by the Waters Edge" Retreat at Waterslea on the Shoalhaven River.  Run by Kim and Carol from Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra, this was a really special weekend with guest tutors, Anni Downs, Janelle Wind and Natalie Ross!  Exceptional!!!    These  little gift boxes awaited each of the ladies attending - and held a cute little gift for each of us!

Our bags were beautifully decorated!

Anni's projects were this gorgeous Christmas mat and an equally gorgeous woollen bag!

Janelle made beautiful bags with retro flowers!

And more retro flowers on a journal cover!

Natalie's projects were a "retreat seat" and a block holder!

The "retreat seat" had great pockets on the sides for all your stitching bits and pieces!

More of Anni's projects - lovely felt Christmas cones!

Friends and tutors - back row - Karen, Sylvia and Janelle Wind (Tutor) and front row - me, Natalie (Tutor) and Shirley!

Not sure what happened to the colour in this photo - but I met up with other blogging friends - left to right - Syvlia, Sandy, Kate, Shiree, me and Sue!   Lots of chatting and laughter took place with these girls!!

And the tranquil scenery - the view outside!  Spectacular!


  1. Know you had a wonderful time at the retreat.
    Always fun to stitch with other stitchers.
    Joyce C F /TX

  2. Fiona: I am glad you had a great time, the projects look wonderful and so many talents.


  3. HI Fiona, Only met you in the last few hours of the retreat, which was a shame, but hope to catch up more in 2013, love your photos.... glad you managed to get a photo of 'just' Karen, and 'just' Shirley!!! It brings it all back doesnt it. Cheers for now...think it in pink Kim xx

  4. It was lovely to catch up with you again.....

    It was so much fun hey..


  5. Hi Fiona
    It was a lovely weekend and it was such fun stitching and catching up with everyone, especially the bloggers.

  6. How lovely and it looks like you had a great time stitching and with friends,heaven

  7. Oh, Looks like SO much fun!
    I want to do a class !


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