What a fantastic weekend was had by all who attended. Congratulations to Marion and her team at The Quilters Angel, not only for a wonderful weekend but I would also like to acknowledge all the behind the scenes work that had been done to ensure that each lady had a wonderful bag full of goodies waiting for her on the day, the food was superb and pleantiful... well done ladies everything was just perfect and as you can see the marquee looked fantastic.
Some of the ladies were repeat offenders they attended last year!! Here are Judy and Aleta with their Springtime Needlecases, it was really lovely to see that they had finished their projects.
It was great to catch up with these two ladies again, as you can see they are both very proud of their Welcome Home Cushions and both of their stitching was so neat, well done Lyn and Elise. We travelled to Highfields on friday, luckily Vince's sister and her family live in Toowoomba so we stayed the weekend with them and the cousins had a great time together catching up on all the news and making plans for the next time the Toowoomba family visit us on the Sunshine Coast..... sometime next week!
Now I guess you are all wanting to see what I had created for the weekend?? The theme this year was friendship and my first project is a shoulder bag featuring two of the best friends I have ever known, Rosie our beautiful standard poodle whom we lost last year and then there is Hugo, cute, adorable etc. etc.
The other project is more ambitious and was a huge sucess, largely due to the fact that its a practical item and we all use them.... so..... shall I keep you waiting???
I found these brilliant lampshades a while ago which must have been designed especially for me! The lampshades come with a self adhesive coating, so once you remove the label you can just place your stitchery onto the adhesive, gently stroke into place and hey presto... you have a fabulous unique lampshade. I have had so much fun designing this Millhouse Stitchery lampshade, the table mat to go with it has a lovely friendship verse stitched in the border.
Both of these new designs will be available as patterns by the end of this week from your favourite store. Alternatively Marion at The Quilters Angel will have the patterns and she is also taking orders for the lampshades and or the wooden bases as we sold out of them on the weekend!
PS. Can you name the five designers in this picture?