Friday, September 29, 2017

Road trip ...part 2 - Stitch in Spring and beyond

Saturday morning dawned a bit clearer and sunny!  (and still cold.....)

Well, the sun came and went a bit.....I do love the sea and all its moods!

The waves coming in at all angles made for a washing machine effect around the jetty and cliffs......

The venue for Stitch in Spring is on the shore to the left of the pic....

Back to the motel to get ready for the day......and this was the view from the venue.....not bad!

Linda is a master of organisation and even without her usual assistants, hubby Russell who had commitments elsewhere and her daughter Hannah who was on bridesmaid duties at a wedding shower she had a great team around her helping....the tables looked very Spring-like - and the zippered bags made by Linda were full of treats - including of course chocolate from Gorge Chocolates (I think it's probably just as well we had run out of time to visit their shop on Friday!!)

The tutors for the day were Anni Downs - Hatched and Patched and Melissa Grant - One Day in May  - this is one of Anni's projects for the day......

I started on the second project which - Love to Be Home folder cover......which included  a stitchery and wool applique

Anni is very talented and I have long been a fan of her  work......she was very helpful and it's always great to have the designer of a patter on hand to give a few tips and tricks!

Some of Anni's designs on display.....see the little pin pigs on the box....the pattern for those cuties came home with me! 

Melissa designed a folder cover and rabbit zippered purse/pouch for the day....her work is beautiful and many of the patterns include 3-D applique pieces which really give the work another dimension (bahahaha get what i did there....another dimension - 3-D.....sorry!)

I didn't take many photos on the day...too busy stitching, talking and I may have done a little shopping.....a few of Melissa's projects on display......

Linda stocks Melissa and Anni's patterns should you "need" one ...or some :)

Sunday we were up at about the same time as the sparrows to head to Ballan....but that's a post for part three of the road trip trilogy!

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

1 comment:

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous scenery to go along with pretty needle and thread time. Looks like a very lovely retreat.