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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

"A Christmas Gathering" with Leanne Beasley and Gail Pan in Melbourne

Sylvia and I had a lovely (but chilly and wet)  weekend in Melbourne and spent Saturday at the "Christmas Gathering" with Leanne Beasley and Gail Pan and about 80 other ladies !!   Lots of gorgeous things to inspire and encourage us to create ....  our gift bags greeted us together with a cute little reindeer, candle and bon bon .... such a lovely start to the day ....



Sylvia and I joined a lovely table of ladies we hadn't met before so that was fun ....


This was our table and half the room full of busy stitching ladies ...


Table centrepieces were just beautiful ....


A little blurry ... but they don't keep still for very long !!   Here are Gail and Leanne describing their projects for the day !


I was, of course, partial to the orange tones in this Christmas table runner project of Leannes...


Gail's very cute little Christmas hanging ....


Leanne's table runner ....


A close up of the stitched table runner ....


Once again the food was special ... gingerbread men for morning tea !


There was real food for lunch but also some yummy desserts and fruit ...


Mini Christmas pudding cakes ....


And an added treat .... we were taught to make the "Quilters Cocktail" ....


And then there were the samples ....


A lovely day was had by all ... there was lots of lovely inspiration on display and I will share those photos tomorrow ...


11 comments:

  1. So lovely to catch up with you both again. Hugs

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  2. yes i am with Sharon you and Sylvia are two awesome ladies and it was great to catch up again.xx

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  3. Glad you had a great day! Your comment about "real food for lunch" made me smile....

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  4. Great photos Fiona. Thanks for a lovely weekend. Lovely to catch up with all the fellow bloggers too.

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  5. What a great day...love the projects!

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  6. Fiona: I love all your pictures i am sure a great time was had and the desserts look soooo yummy.
    Thank-you for sharing this event with us.
    Catherine

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  7. Oh wow......looks like you all had the best day....so much inspiration...

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  8. That looks like a day in heaven !!
    Florence

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  9. Looks like another amazing event!

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  10. great projects and looks like a fun day...........

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