Here is the hall. On the tables we had bottled water, gorgeous potted plants in the table centres, a brand new beautiful ceremic mug and a bag with all our bits and pieces in. It was so exciting looking through the bag to try and see the fabrics and what the patterns were (no covers with the patterns, but all was revealled a short time later).
Here is Rosie's project, a stitching bucket and needlecase. Gorgeous. I set these aside to make later as I had plans to pracice/learn other techniques on the day.
This is Leanne's project, a needlturn wallhanging/cushion cover. Needleturn is something I wanted to work on. You see about twelve months ago I was trying to do it with freezer paper and mine was A BIG MESS. It looked AWFUL. Then I had a lesson from Kerry, followed up by a lesson from Kim a few days later; AND a change of needle. THANKYOU Kim and Kerry. Since last year I have not practiced my needleturn applique, though I have been busy stitching bindings onto quilts - fabulous practice by the way!
My needleturn applique has improved OUT OF SIGHT, I am SOOOO over the moon about this! Get a look at these pictures, last years needleturn and then this years.
Pretty awful isn't it, and I have kept the worst one secret!
Now this one is a different story, sorry it's still all creased up from travelling. Points are perfect! I really am SOOO RAPT. You see when I first started needleturn applique it was absolute torture, why would people spend so much time using a horrible painstaking terrible result method like needleturn???? I totally understand now that I have got the knack of it. It is truly addictive, stitching flows along nicely and the end project is just amazing!
Kerry had organised the yummiest lunch for us, morocan chicken with couscous; presently beautifully; and practically; in a noodle box. Homemade food rocks. It is the best. Here are some pic's of Rosie and Leanne's projects on display.
I also tried the punchneedle, but will share these photos in the next post with other pictures.
oh, and why have I taken so long to blog when I was home three days ago???? We have had visitors; dh's neice Bobby and my aunt. So I spent time with them instead on the computer, my apologies but I did what I thought best. My aunt came to the stitching day too, along with my mum. Aunt had a go at what I did and mum worked on needleturn.