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Monday, October 5, 2009

Stitching On The Bay Part 1...

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure in participating in Stitching On The Bay here...

hosted by Fiona and Sylvia

Upon arriving this is the scene that greets one at the door...

goodie bags for everyone...and then towards the back of the photo are 2 shop stalls

set up by Stephanie and Emma...

This is the table that I sat at...the farthest seat on the right at the head...

Some of the Fat Quarters available at Steph's...


The Raffle Quilt put together by one of the local Sewing Groups...

to be drawn later in the year...

Starting from the left and going round we have...

Trish, Mary, Shirley, Jenny and Marianela ...

Marianela took this pic...I won a Lucky Door Prize!!!

Aussie Stitching magazines, a Tilda Stitchery at the back and a Thread Holder...

The stitchery says...chugs for all that centers!
Not entirely sure though of what it means!!!

Back of the stitchery showing some of the other designs...
Tilda originates somewhere in Europe...

The board out the front showing the projects for the day...

all of the projects had most of the materials available in a kit

with minimal pre-preparation!!!


And hanging on the board was this sweel little strawberry pin cushion and Clover Thread Cutter holder...that made my decision easy for today...I fell in love with it and I was determined to finish one today!!!
All I had to supply was the thread and the Cutter!!!

Lunch ended up being a gluten free one...lucky for me!!!
Pumpkin, Leek and Feta Frittata...

and Fruit Salad Cups...

And blow me down...I did it!!!
My own little Strawberry Pin Cushion and Thread Cutter...
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this and learning the stitches...
Feather Stitch...Fly Stitch and Herringbone

I'll be back in a couple of days with more pics...
this time of the treats available for purchase!!!

Thank you Fiona and Sylvia for hosting this day...
Poor Syliva couldn't make it this time due to an unexpected happening but she was with us in Spirit...and in contact a few times during the day!!!

I had a great day and Fiona said they were thinking of doing another Stitching Day in Autumn...Bring it on Girls!!!

And the wonderful gals over at Gum Tree Designs have released the first of 9 free Christmas designs...this little Christmas Rose bag is by Judith at Creative Studio...
so if you have a chance hop over, have a look and grab yourself a copy of this very useful little bag...Thank You Gum Tree Designs and Judith!!!

17 comments:

The Faerie Queen said...

Dzintra, your little pincushion and thread cutter is beautiful. It looks like you had a really great day. I would have loved it. Shame, I dont know of anywhere in the Uk that does this sort of thing. hugs xxx

Mildred said...

What fun! Your doorprize looks wonderful - good for you. That lunch looks tasty too.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

What fun Dzintra! I love your thread cutter and the little bag at the end! Seeing all the fun inspires me! I can't wait til I'm done with my garden stuff to get to my stitchery! I pulled it out last evening... and laid out all the pieces, read the instructions and am getting ready to make my try at it.
xx Vicki

Stina said...

Oh...so much fun you have had... just as me!!! ;o))
And Ohhh.. I love the little strawberry... so so cute... perfect choice of you!!!! I know I would have made it too...:o)) Food looks so yummy!!

Granny Lyn said...

That must have been such a wonderful day! you lucky girl!

that strawberry is adorable, you did a great job on the stitching...

Kath said...

Hey, what beautiful work! Wish I could have been there, it sounds like a wonderful day. I like the sound of the frittata, yummee! Kath x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra dearest!
Your wares are just gorgeous; and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the splash of wine in your marinade! Do try the turkey recipe. It makes our Thanksgiving Day turkey so delicious! I will be doing a cooking blog post soon, so keep posted so that you can see some of my favorite stews! Stay happy dearest! Anita

Sandi said...

Oh, that looks like a fun day out. Cute pincushion and cutter that you made on the day. Lucky you winning the door prize too!

Fer said...

What a fun day! And a lucky win too. Your strawberry pincushion etc looks lovely.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, You had a great time.Good on you. I was impressed with the range of items you could do on the day all quite achievable. Well done on yours. The food looked yummy and healthy far better than the ones that have cupcakes everywhere.Enjoy your door prize. Have a great day.

Notjustnat said...

Wow, what's a day you must have had! Everything looks great! Xmas in July all over again...! Will be back and read it all over again soon - hugs Nat

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful time you most have had! I love your little pincushion and congratulations on finishing it! A beauty! The food looks yummy yummy too. That reminds me I should get to the kitchen NOW!!! *LOL*

VancityAllie said...

Wow I wish I could do that!

I love the bag!

Congrats on winning :D

Sylvia said...

The photos of the day look great as does your special strawberry. I am so sorry I couldn't be there but glad everyone had a great time.

Micki said...

You all did such lovely work...I would have really enjoyed that so much!
The food looked great too!
Micki

Serena said...

What a fun day!! You look very beautiful in your pic as well. The food looks yummy and it sounds like so much fun!!!

DAWNIE said...

Looks like it was a great workshop. Love your needle thread cutter - great idea. Some yummy fabrics -looks like the "harvest" range. And the food looks great too. What fun

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