Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stitchers Dream Day Out

Oh what fun we had!!! It's the first time I've ever been to a 'stitch in' :o). I went with 3 friends to the Quilters Angel "Stitchers Dream Day Out" in Highfields just outside Toowoomba and we had such a wonderful time!! The theme of the weekend was "Sweet Treats" and this is the first sweet treat we got ... Mmmmmm, yummy :o) And here's the next treat ... this is what was at each place setting .... Full of fabulous goodies, too many to list :o) ........ We each got 8 patterns - 2 from each of the guest designers - Debbie Magee "Always Stitchin", Bronwyn Hayes "Red Brolly", Ella from "Ella and Skysie and a new and very talented designer Shelley Anne .... plus a kit so that we could start on one right away .....
Aren't they all just stunning!!??! This is me with Bronwyn Hayes ... I'm chuffed to bits to have met her 'cos I've loved her designs ever since I started stitching!!!!
And who else should I find there but the gorgeous Kris from Tagalong Teddies!!! Kris and I hit it off famously and had lots of laughs - I knew we would ;o). We've even arranged to catch up for a coffee again soon!!! Looking forward to it Kris :o)!!!
Here's Lynn and Gwen working hard on their stitcheries .... That big green and red thing in the front was a giant cupcake, isn't it adorable??!! There was one in the centre of each table!!
and here's Valerie deep in concentration ......
Of course at the end of the day we were facing quite a long drive home, so we all made a mad dash to 'where ladies go' and poor Gwen was left holding the bags and the boxes and ... well, everything ;o) LOL!!!
Don't worry, we did eventually unload her ;o)!!

I was also very excited to meet up with another fellow blogger on Saturday ..... Cheryl from Willowberry Designs (thanks for the piccy Cheryl :o) )!!! I'm so glad we got the chance to meet face to face - I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of each other in the future too ;o). Keep an eye on the countdown widget, not long now and all will be revealed!!!
How EXCITING :o)!!!!!!!!

19 comments:

Lurline said...

Wow, what a day! You must have had such fun!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kate said...

Hi Joy - I did the stitchers dream day out 2 years ago and loved it - so well organised and a wonderful atmosphere. I kept finding people I knew!! BTW where is the countdown widget - can't seem to find it...

Terry said...

Looks like a great time Joy! :0)

wonderwoman said...

looks like a fab day! i'm notjealous at all!!!!

xxxx

May Britt said...

That was really a stitchers dream day out. A lot of vitamin Q.

Linda said...

What a fun day, hmm I see you have the same coundown widget as Vikki has. Now you have my interest.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a fantastic day...I can just tell that it has left you inspired and really to stitch up a storm :o)

Wendy B said...

Oh Joy, thanks for sharing....couldn't be there but felt a little like we made it through your bloggin! 8 patterns!!!!....OMG!!!! you will be a busy lass! I knew you and Kris would hit it off too..just by reading both of your blogs - great to meet new blogging friends!
Holding my breath until tomorrow!
;o) Wendy B

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Joy it looks like you had one of those awesome days...

Cheryl said...

Hi Joy,
Have you recovered?? Looks like you were totally spoiled for the day and how gorgeous to have a photo with 'Red Brolly' Bronwyn!!
I'll see you tomorrow in blogland...
hugs
Cheryl xx

Narelle said...

Stitchers Dream Day Out sounds just wonderful, maybe I'll have to try and get there next year.
Can't wait to find out what the countdown is all about!

Rebecca said...

I pleased you had a great weekend, very sad that I was unable to go maybe next year. Big Hugs
Bec

Perri said...

Pleased that you enjoyed your day at 'Stitchers Dream day out' - they are lovely days.
Happy stitching, P

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW what a great time you must have had. I am soooo jealous!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy! How much FUN did we have on the weekend! Oh, and we did a bit of stitching, of course - in between chatting! Tee! Hee! Hee! It was so lovely to meet up and can't wait til we get to enjoy another 'playdate'! Isn't it great to meet blogging buddies and have as much fun in person as in blogland!! Can't wait to see your project finished - and to find out the big secret you've been cooking up. Hmmmm ... I smell some fun coming! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Chookyblue...... said...

all these stitching weekends are so much fun.........it is always nice to meet other bloggers too..........

Deb said...

Joy what a fabulous day out for you. Such fun, and meeting fellow bloggers in heaven.

crazyQstitcher said...

It is always fabulous to meet like minded craftswomen. The gathering looks like a lot of fun.

Cath Ü said...

Looks like you all had a terrific time... sorry I can't come to lunch today to meet up with you.... but my house guest Sharon NZ is as Khris is coming out to pick her up.....

have fun today as well.... I had Jeanette with us yesterday too....

Cath Ü