Sunday, July 26, 2009

Christmas in the Hills 2009

This morning I set off for Lobethal for Christmas in the Hills....Jane from the Patchwork Apple did a brilliant job (aided by her girls and Sara) in hosting the day and dressing up the venue ..... Serena provided fab food and Rosalie Quinlan was our tutor for the day........I think everyone who attended enjoyed the day....I know I did!

A sample of the goodies on offer for morning and afternoon tea.........I forgot to take pics of the lunch.....!

Loved the snowman cupcakes!! but it was hard to pick a favourite.....everything was amazing!

Rosalie was happy to show us some samples of her new fabric line......."Grandmother's Flower Garden" ....pop over to Rosalie's blog to find out more....and there is a giveaway!! One lucky lady today won a bundle of fat quarters from the new range.....and no we didn't mug her in the car park on her way out!

Jane had plenty of goodies in the shop to tempt us......including kits for Helen Stubbing's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" BOM........and yo-yo "tinsel"....(seen wound on the bobbin in the picture below).......

This is the view from the shop on the stage.........the only reason I went to the shop section was to take photos......well....that's my story and I am sticking to it........!!

Kris saved me from myself by buying the French General:Home Sewn book......! Thank you Kris!!

I even did some stitching......there were several projects on offer for the day........Rosalie presented some of Leanne Beasley's projects as well as her own.........

Thanks Jane for putting on a fabulous day......I know it wasn't without a couple of "minor" hitches...LOL....define "minor"...!! but it all came together on the day .....I will leave you tonight with a pic of Jane (aka Precious)......



...........and of course thanks to Rosie who did a fab job of getting around to everyone and sharing her knowledge.....great to catch up again...and congratulations on the fabric range......just delightful!

Reno update: the painter has finished apart from the passage as we decided it needed new cornice and a ceiling rose .....which meant recalling Mr Gyprock......who will be here tomorrow....won't be long now!!

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

17 comments:

Sue said...

Well done Loz on a great post of a fantastic day ... myself and my 3 offsiders throughly enjoyed the day. The food was sooo yummy ... the projects were lovely .... and wow!! what great goody bags we got. All in all a fab day. Cheers Sue

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...the food looked amazing and just how fun was that to spend a day in July as Holiday! I bet this gets the fire lit to start those holiday projects!

Maree said...

Looks like a Great day....love those cakes with the snowmen..how clever...Glad the reno is progressing nicely...
have a good week
cheers

Stina said...

Ahhh.. the cakes looks too tempting!!! Bet they were really tasty too... Ahhh.. so much fun .. . a perfectly spent day!!! :o)

Pat said...

Thanks for the picture of the cupcakes! Do you know what project I would have picked? Which one did you stitch?

May Kristin said...

Wow! You had another lovely week-end! How good for you! Look forward to see your buyings....!
LOL!

Anne said...

Wow, what a fun time that looks like. I'm so jealous. And...I better start thinking about Christmas projects too. It'll be here before you know it!

Nell said...

Gee you are organised Lorraine! Can't believe you've blogged this already! I came home and finished off the heart hanger. Was a great day and just what I needed to escape the everyday domestic stuff. Thanks for sharing the photos!
Keep smiling,
Nell

AnnieO said...

This looks like such well organized fun--you could just show up and enjoy yourself, so nice! Love the cupcakes too, especially the reindeer with pretzel horns and M&M eyes!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well that looks like a fun time. You sure do get to do some great things over there. The food is making me hungry though.

Shiree said...

Oh it sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time! What a fun day!!

Gran said...

What a treat to see your special event! The shop looked so festive. Christmas in July sure is fun. The fabric looks so nice. Thanks for the link to Rosalie's site.

Chookyblue...... said...

Merry Christmas.......looks like a great workshop........

yellowfarmhouse said...

You hang in there sister on the reno - this to shall pass and before you know it (well no not really but it sounds good) it will be done.

I loved how you entered the store part just to take pictures, LOL - good story there. What a fun way to spend the day - great idea, projects and fooooood, lol.

Hugs - Karen

pinkicing said...

Thanks Lorraine for the beautiful pics of the food - Donna Hay eat your heart out! A few ladies were asking "what I do". I run a cooking school with a twist in Lobethal, The Hills Market Kitchen. Check out our website www.adelaidehillsmarket.com. Thanks again for the lovely photos.
Ihave vowed to spend a little less time cooking and take up the needles again.
Sarina

Leanne said...

Looks like a great day I forgot it was last weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you stitched.

Karen said...

The snowman cupcakes are adorable! What a fun way to celebrate.