Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cyber Stitching and Secret Santa Christmas Swap

Yesterday Amanda hosted a cyber stitching day .......she also supplied some amazing afternoon tea in the form of lemon curd cup cakes......! ...along with more cakes and scones.......thanks Amanda....I will have to go to the gym twice a day this week!!

I did get some stitching done ............I chose the Christmas stocking to start on..................

........ok there is still a bit of work to do on this but it was a reasonable start given the amount of chatting that was going on ................!

A couple of people have emailed me to ask what Cyber Stitching is.......so in a nutshell......Karen from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop offers "Cyber Stitching" twice a year.....it is advertised on her blog so have a look and you will see the details or email Karen for more information. It is a fun way for lots of people in all parts of the world to be working on projects at the same time.....like a workshop but the participants aren't in the same room.....I planned to take photos of my parcel but had pulled it apart before I realised I hadn't taken any pics! Viv Robinson was the guest tutor this time and the cyber stitching parcel included patterns for four projects along with starter kits for each of the patterns, a pattern from Hatched & Patched and some other fun things........great value.

Still on the Christmas theme I put the finishing touches to my SSCS today........and sent off a pic to the "Swap Mum" and let her know the parcel will be winging it's way to...????.............tomorrow......what tomorrow??.....and the deadline is Tuesday........finished with time to spare!! LOL.....here is a sneak peek........
Before and after stitching with the girls I caught up with Rhiannon and Jo and the babies.....Rhiannon was moving house and Jo was using the washing machine at the house because hers has "died"......and a washing machine is a "must" when you have a couple of babies in the house........it was good to catch up with them and of course it gave me a chance to hold little Ryley for a while.....not true that I wouldn't let anyone else!!

.......so there goes another weekend........another swap finished and the chance to start on some Christmas stitching of my own.......! December soon and that brings around my birthday month! woo hoo! .......oh and to my very patient PIF girls - I haven't forgotten you are next on the list!!
Hoping for a day off this week.......maybe Friday......off to the Patchwork Apple on Saturday with Cheryl (no blog) for a class to make a tea cosy........until then a busy week at work....!
'Til next time...............Lorraine

13 comments:

Daisy Jayne said...

Sound like you all had great fun..... I jealous (lol)
Nothing like a weekend of friends and food .........

Sue said...

I had a lovely time at Amanda, arvo tea was YUM!! It was great to catch up with everyone I couldnt beleive how quickly the time went. Glad you got to see your girls and your grand babies as well. Have a good week!!
Cheers Sue

Leanne said...

I didn't realise how much you stitched you are much better at doing two things at once....talking and stitching. LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like a fab day out........and you have stitchin to show........

Thanks for joining in the SSCS fun........

Sue said...

Hi Loz .... I think I have fixed the no reply thing. Chooky blue has a how to on her blog. You will have to let me know.
Cheers S

Narelle said...

Wow, what a weekend.
Cyber Stitching sounds like fun, I'll have to keep an eye out for the next one ... like your stocking so far.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! Sounds like you've been a busy bee! Your little stocking will be wonderful when it's finished. Hope your week is a little quieter and you get your day off to catch your breath! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Stina said...

Mmmm...those look way too good... and your stitchery looks wonderful...still havent got mine Cyber package......so I couldnt join you Austalians this time...

Sheryl said...

what fun.. stitching, chatting and yummy cup cakes and more...
and you still got lots done, nice stocking... I will have to check out this cyber stitching, sounds like it could be a bit of fun..

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like you had a fab day as well Loz, treats look yummy and your stocking looks great...

Granny Lyn said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

AND you got to hold a new babe,,,got those granny juices flowing real good, didn't you?

with all that, you still got some things done? you're a miracle!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

It's hard not to be envious of the fun you obviously had and the food and everything that went with it! Thank you for the photos that made me smile. Wish I had been there!
Mary Lou Weidman

mama said...

Beautiful !

Mama from http://www.sirpriz.com from France

Make friends and exchange some gift !