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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stitching in the Hills .... Weekend Retreat

Just back from our stitching retreat in the hills behind Canberra .... "Stitching in the Hills" was a lovely weekend enjoyed by 70 ladies from various regions and groups!  It was so nice to get together and share a weekend of stitching and friendship.   Sylvia and I had a great time organising and seeing our ideas come to fruition ... and I think the ladies all enjoyed their time with us!   Our projects were based around the beautiful Chateau Rouge range of French General fabrics which formed the basis for our kits ....  all contained in bright red bags !!

Our projects included a quilt with embroidery and appliqué, a framed picture, a journal cover, a table runner, a sewing bag, a pincushion, a needle case/sewing pouch and a little canvas work scissor fob !

Our table numbers were even made with French General fabrics !!

A group of happy sewers !!

A red themed dinner on Saturday night (thanks for the feather boas Shirley !!)

Some "red" wine for Sylvia, Helen and Robyn !

Lots of red outfits !

Waiting for dinner to be served !

Heather with her beautiful red knitted beret and scarf !

The first fascinator I have seen worn whilst stitching !!   Well done Beth !

Some of the Bay girls stitching well into the night !   Lots of photos to share but for now I'm off to bed ... exhausted but contented with a fabulous weekend of stitching with friends !


  1. wow look at those beautiful projects,well done ladies,love those projects and french general fabrics and look at all the fun everyone is having, sure wished i lived closer xx

  2. Looks like it was an amazing weekend. Beautiful projects and I love that everyone is wearing red. Such fun!

  3. Looks like you had a great weekend Fee, projects looked great and loved all the red xx

  4. Fantastic idea for your theme. Looks like everyone really got into the spirit of FG........your projects are lovely too.


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