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Monday, April 11, 2016

Let's Get Stitched...Hobart....2016

Twelve months ago I thought it might be a nice idea to attend Let's Get Stitched in Hobart, Tasmania and Mr Armchair said why not!!!
Very exciting as it was to be my first time to this Event

The time finally arrived
My plane above before boarding

My room in Hobart

Even though I hadn't met some of these gals in person it felt like I knew most of them.......the amazing world of the 'net!!!
Narelle, Helen/Heather (? sorry but I've forgotten), Wendy, Heather, Dawn and Joy

After ordering something to eat I realized I had no cutlery and said so and all these offers came in lol

Group shot...Vicki, Helen/Heather (?) me, Wendy and Dawn again

The next day saw us heading off to our first stop of the day to Helen Stubbings's new Patchwork Shop..... Quarter Inch

Happy shopping here with Wendy

Next stop was New Norfolk........and our second Patchwork Shop for the day

Some old car relics here

After that it was off to the Salmon Ponds where I spotted this cute little hut

and Albino Salmon!!!

Lovely English style gardens were here

Off to Hat Creek Quilts, run by Deirdre Bond Abel, one of the most interesting and lovely Patchwork Shops I have seen 
Deirdre's passions are traditional quilts, reproduction cotton prints from the 19th and early 20th Centuries and washed woven wool.  
Her shop is actually her home and there are quilts scattered throughout the house.  You will see these passions reflected in the goods that she has to offer. 

I couldn't resist purchasing the kit for the above quilt although the colours are a little different

My Kit above........instead of the 'pinky' background for the flowers I think mine will be more 'greeny'
Shez also purchased one so it will be fun to see hers when she has finished and no I haven't started Shez lol

Packed to the Rafters

Quilts scattered throughout the home.......check out that cupboard full

A roll of rich dark felt came home with me

along with 2 fat Christmas one and one with my favourite at the moment, fabric with deer on it
I thought that's it until I spotted this lovely bundle of Fat 1/4's

On to Richmond then where I spotted Lavender Ice Cream
Oh my, I have only seen this in Provence, France and had to have some lol
$5 for 1 scoop or $6 for 2......
Not much decision making there!!!
Oh dear, not as intense Lavender flavour but pretty good and the colours fine too

Then a little Challenge for us all
We had to make a Name Badge for Friday night's activities
and holy dooley I'd never made one before
I thought I would sketch one out (I am not a Sketcher) so what made me think of that who knows!!!

I used this little book I purchased at The National Art Gallery 
at the Masterpieces from Paris Exhibition
 Cover is of Vincent Van Gogh's Bedroom at Arles
(Le Chambre de van Gogh a Arles) 1889

My Badge was to be made for 'Val' who I didn't know
Brief was to use Black and White and Val's favourite colour......Lime Green

Front of Badge

and the back
I also whipped up a little lime green bag for her to put it in

and here I am with Val

My badge made by the lovely Michelle
My favourite colour upon asking was maroon.
I just love it
Thank you so much Michelle

That evening we were asked to wear a Mask and of course I forgot mine
but lucky the girls had spares!!!

That sums up my first full day in Hobart at Let's Get Stitched
A free day the next day and then the Stitching Day
I'll be back with more next post

Till then........Dzintra xo


Anonymous said...

hello my lovely friend ,what fun memories your pics have bought back,and no i havent started my kit yet either,lol,maybe soon.
i am so glad you came Dzintra and met all the lovely girls,hope i see you at the next one my friend xx

Diane-crewe said...

looks like you had a wonderful time ... no need to rush there is plenty of time to start" your project! lol x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So,pleased you got to go D .... Awesome photos 💕💕💕

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Isn't it thrilling to be with others who are passionate about what you love? YOU LOOK SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's great to see you having such a wonderful time!!

retdairyqueen said...

Looks like you had a great time
I was so disappointed to miss it this year

Nat Palaskas said...

Sounds fabulous Dzintra. I love Hobart! Glad you had a good time xx

Fiona said...

How lovely to go off and meet lots of other bloggers... and shop.. and eat... etc etc...

Cheryll said...

It was lovely having another visit to LGS and Hobart via your blog post.
Thanks for the FuN company too...xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


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