Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gathering in the Hills with Helen Stubbings

I took to the Hills today....the Adelaide Hills - Lobethal in fact.....to spend the day at Jane's Gathering in the Hills with Helen Stubbings........Here are Helen and Jane greeting everyone.....the theme of the day was cupcakes and we all got cute cupcake name tags.......No calories in those.......But I am sure there were probably some in the cupcakes we had for morning tea..................

and.....................We were spoiled with fabulous vintage teapots, cups, saucers and plates...........

......oh and we did some stitching as well............................Helen demonstrated the Colourque technique and we worked on the centre panel of a quilt.......the technique uses colour pencils to colour the "applique" ....this is set with textile medium and then outline stitched in backstitch.....I would love to show you pictures of my effort but I haven't got any....and the battery has now died in my camera.......Helen had some samples of her work ..............and patterns for sale....I bought a couple (featuring cupcakes and Christmas) two of my favourite things!!.........You can see examples of the colourque technique on these samples (which are far better than mine anyway!!)..........................We all received goodie bags - which included a toffee apple...whilst I would love to enjoy this I can hear my dentist telling me not to.....although it would probably be beneficial to him if I did bite into it.......he has warned me that due to some over zealous drilling of my teeth by my dentist when I was a teenager a lot of them are in a very fragile state........so the toffee apple is off limits (for me anyway!).............

............. all in all it was an excellent day.........and I got to meet a couple of blogging buddies in Marc and Kris.....(and I am sure you will see some stitching examples on their blogs!!) Thanks must go to Jane - (you and the girls worked hard to make the day special.........)!!

Jane is also offering another of Helen's quilts as a BOM thru the Patchwork Apple....!

Back to work tomorrow.....and the ankle is better so can't even hobble in for sympathy........!

'Til next time........................Lorraine


14 comments:

Stina said...

Oh Lorraine...this must have been a wonderful day... I loved the pictures ...of the cupcakes...never seen so beutiful ones ...and the teacups...Mmmmm... lovely!!! And for the kit and the purchases they looked lovely...even if the picture was sooo small... ;o)
Hope to see some of your work later on...:o)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Loz what a fantastic day you must have had, I am very jealous, and wow you got to meet Marc...love all the treats in the photos....how is the ankle???

Linda said...

Sounds like a totally fun time was had. Shame you can't round up some sympathy with the ankle...

Kris said...

You are so organised! The Gathering posted already! It was so nice to meet you today, I had a very fun day and am itching to colour-in some more fabric! Have a good week!

shelley said...

What fun spending a day with Helen...lucky you. Cup cakes, vintage tea ware and a whole bunch of stitching, you must have been in stitchers paradise.

I am back blogging again after a short break. Sorry to hear about the ankle, I am sure you could have squeezed a tad more sympathy out of it though.
Till next time

Shelley

On my Verandah.. said...

OH Lorraine how Gorgeous is your Kit...looks like a Fab day all round..nice that you got to meet some bloggers too....& those Cupcakes look Yummy...does that mean more time at the Gym this week!!
cheers
maree

Suzanne said...

It looks like such fun! I'm glad you and Kris could meet face-to-face.

I'm glad the ankle was not any worse!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

What a lovely blog about our day yesterday! It was wonderful and just what I hoped for! I think everyone had a lovely day stitching with Helen, who has lots of knowledge to share. And how were the cupcakes??
Thanks again, Loz and btw... sorry I didn't realise you were injured! Good job you were able to make it yesterday!!???

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Looks like you had a great time. How could you not? And that apple sounds very tempting.

Sue said...

Hey Loz, Looks like you had a good time at the Gathering in the hills. How scrummy do those cup cakes look .... YUM!!!! Need some show and tell with what you did. Hope the gym is going well and your ankle is OK.
Cheers S

Kim said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun! I hope you had an extra cupcake or two since you missed out on the apple! Or, if you were being extra good about sticking with the healthy program, I hope you treated yourself to some purchases--LOL! I'll look forward to seeing what you did when you get a chance to share photos.

em's scrapbag said...

How fun for you. What a great time. Glad you were able to go. Can't wait tell your batteries are charged and we see what you made.

Sheryl said...

Hi Lorraine, what fun... cupcakes and tea in real teacups with proper teapots how lovely and patchwork goodies as well.. you lucky girls...:)

Annette said...

Great to see those beautiful tea cups being used instead of just tucked away in a dresser! Mmm those cupcakes look delicious. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!