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Sew.Stitch.Sea, here on the Sunshine Coast, Australia


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 Following the stitching event that Helen Stubbings hosted in Hobart earlier this year to which I was the invited guest, Helen challenged me to host a stitching event here on the Sunshine Coast. After lots of brain storming with the girls in the studio and the store we came up with a name 'Sew.Stitch.Sea', we booked a date and the venue. Planning began and bookings were taken, yesterday was 'the day'.


 The fabulous light airy room in the 'Surf Air', Marcoola, Sunshine Coast was the perfect setting, here's the room all set up  and ready for our stitching ladies to arrive. Just outside the big windows was our lunch venue and if you wanted to see the ocean then a climb over the sand dune got you onto the beach.

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My pop up shop all set up and ready for action


Helen's pop up shop almost ready....


Lovely smiling faces as we open the doors...waving back at you Lisa....


 My team for the day without whom we could not have managed , Kay (store manager), Ivanka, Vince (@quiltsherpa) and me...also a behind the scenes 'thank you' to Gail, Emma, Kay and Summer who worked hard over the last two weeks to ensure we had everything we needed for the day


 Helen showing her techniques with the 'quiet' table in the corner!!!!!!! 


hard at work, stitching ...


Lots of concentration...


 We had a stocking swap for those who wanted to join in. I enjoyed seeing all the different ideas for stockings and it was fun have them on display all day for everyone to admire. The pattern for the stocking shape we used is from my book 'Stitch It For Christmas' but it was up to each maker to decide how to decorate hers (the stockings in the top picture are from the book).

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a room full of activity...


 There was lots of 'show and tell' on display, here are a couple of things for you to admire Sewing Accessories Case and Country Cottage Purse.


Helens' project for the day was a lovely combination of rework stitchery and clamshells on a nice grey linen background.



My project for Sew.Stitch.Sea was a sweet new zippered pouch featuring some furry friends...the pattern includes the templates for both cat and dog/chicken versions. We have patterns and a handful of kits for this project available.


 The back of the pouch is randomly placed 1/2" hexagons and I have a great way to keep your hexagons safe while your working on stitching them together. 

We had the best day ever with lots of fun, laughter and friendships made between stitchers who had come from far and wide to join us. We have set some dates for 2016, information and details on how to book will be sent out via our newsletter, you can sign up here for the newsletters.

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