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Monday, September 14, 2015

Stitching in the Hills 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at Warrambui in the hills behind Canberra for our annual "Stitching in the Hills" weekend retreat .... and what fun it was!  It is always lots of work to organise, design and make the kits, and make sure it all comes together and when the weekend finally arrives, we do realise it is well worth the effort.  This year we had 60 ladies join us for a weekend of stitching and fun and here are some of the photos to share .... I took this as I arrived on Friday afternoon ... it was a spectacular day in the hills ....


After a couple of hours of setting up the bags were all packed and tables decorated, quilts hung and everything ready to go ....


Table numbers decorated in the rainbow theme ....


The sun set on a beautiful day as the ladies were enjoying a lovely dinner inside ....


After dinner all was revealed as we slid back the doors to the conference room and revealed the projects and the bags containing kits and fabrics and threads and the patterns for our designs, together with a special gift for each lady .... lovely William Morris coffee mugs .... my project was a Felt Embroidered Tote Bag which I had lots of fun designing and using beautiful pure wool felt ...



And Sylvia's project was this gorgeous cushion using the same felts and threads .... lots of stitching fun for the ladies to choose from ...


Asta was busy photographing the contents of her bag so I slipped in over her shoulder and took a photo too ...


Sylvia and I ....

The ladies all had fun stitching the weekend away ....


We are always very fortunate to have Najelle and Terrie from Hobbysew Belconnen come out and join us for the day on Saturday and bring lots of lovely things to tempt us .... here are some of the ladies shopping up a storm !!


The weather was perfect so we all enjoyed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea outside ...


The new coffee machine was a hit especially for morning and afternoon tea ....


Some of ladies enjoying a break from their stitching ...




60 ladies all hard at work ....  I have lots more photos to share including the photos from our Rainbow Themed Dinner on Saturday night ... I will share those tomorrow .....




1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a great success. You must be so organised to take holidays and prepare for a stitching weekend!

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