Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spring Stitch-In - 12th September

I flew to Melbourne on Friday night ready for my day at Glenharrow with Leanne and Rosalie...



There were giftbags at each seat with some very cute cookie cutters, a kit each from Rosalie and Leanne and also 2 fat-eighths of Rosalie's new fabric range!!

There were lollies to keep our energy levels up (note the tablecloth of Rosie's new fabric)...

And he barn was decorated with gorgeous samples of Rosalie and Leanne's work.


It was lovely to see these quilts up close and to discover the incredible amount of work that Leanne had put into them - her embroidery stitches are so tiny!


We did a little stitching too - in between nibbling on the lollies!

Here's my Mum - busily stitching!


We enjoyed a lovely lunch...

And then went for a walk through the gardens of Glenharrow...




We met some of the Glenharrow family....


This little guy was my favourite!


We went back inside for some show and tell. This is Chantelle - one of the lovely girls Mum and I shared a table with. She had two gorgeous quilts to share.


Then I showed off my Leanne's house quilt (yes, I know, I've still not finished! It will happen one day!)
Leanne spent some time chatting with us and teaching us her method for needle-turn applique


Then Rosalie taught us how to mount our stitcheries onto a canvas

I was a little nervous when we arrived as all the ladies seemed to know each otheralready. But everyone was so lovely and Rosalie and Leanne were incredibly friendly, approachable and very honest. A huge thankyou to both ladies (as well as Nel, Erica and the others) for organising such a wonderful day.
Mum and I had such a great day - when can we sign up for next year?!?

12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks so much for sharing all your pics.............looks and sounds wonderful..........would love to come but it is just a bit to far.........

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

What a wonderful weekend! And even better that you got to share it with your mum :) xox

a good yarn said...

It looks as though you both had a wonderful time and were spoiled with all those goodies. Donkeys are such charming creatures. Ann :)

Wendy B said...

Looks like places story books are written about..what gorgeous photos! How lucky we are to have such talented ladies who love to share!!!!
;o)

Linda said...

Your story and pictures made my day!

Dolores said...

It was nice that you could share your time with your mom. What a great day.

mellyandrosie said...

Such a shame to have missed you, but I am so glad to hear that you had a great day! What fab photos!!!!

Little Mysteries said...

Looks like you had a great time. Your pictures are fantastic. Can't wait to see the projects you made. Glenharrow is such a gorgeous place.

beth said...

sounds like a great time! AND, what a beautiful place!

Sarah said...

Oh Renee - this looks like SUCH a good stitching day. They are coming down to Hobart end of October (yippie). I also LOVE the fabric range you have on your title picture...

Sarah

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely happy post! I just love Leanne and Rosalie! And your Leanne's House quilt is gorgeous. You used such great colors for it. So different from what I have seen until now!

Nikki Cardigan said...

This sounds like a fabulous weekend. Nothing to think about except craft. And to have your Mum there too. Perfect!