Yesterday saw our final event for the year (well maybe we’ll squeeze one more in online)
Our annual Christmas gathering – a time to celebrate, share, inspire, stitch, learn new things and enjoy beautiful friendships and company.
The tables were all set with good cheer and a black and gold theme this year.
Lot’s of lovely gifts and goodies for our stitching friends
Surprises packing in small packages..
and lot’s of beautiful stitching friends who travelled from all over Australia.
Of course an abundance of beautifully cooked and prepared treats from my lovely girls and helpers – thankyou to Tessie, who baked all week, Adrienne (scone maker), Linda (the best friend and energetic helper you could ask for) Molly, Tilly and Arabella.. I have the best daughters ever!
Much stitching was actually achieved and as I upped the challenge on the two new projects there were even a few new tips and techniques to learn.
Our two projects were the
le fer tote bag – a little zipped bag designed to hold your mini travel iron for workshops and retreats – this bag has a hexied top lid, embroidered sides and the easy stitch on top lace zipper.
You may have made the Taffy Apple, Two fruits or Temora traveller projects before – well this is another in my sewing bag series and will join the team nicely. It and a few leftover patterns are available now while they last on the website.
OH - and because the lining can be a little tricky on this bag I have done a step by step photo tutorial for this project on the website – it may also help with the Taffy apple construction also.
Our second project – and our Christmas project this year was
The Cardinal. This is a small but very sweet table runner featuring my applique method. Yes those little dots are only 1/2” – but we did include them diecut in the pattern. You do have to trace and cut the leaves and the bird but the dots are precut for you. Thanks ladies for another beautiful day – and yes I will think very carefully about your feedback for next year! May you all have a wonderful stitchy Christmas and a wonderful festive season with those that you love.
hugs to you all
What lovely projects.
Posted by: Christine M | November 26, 2019 at 08:48 PM