Sunday, June 27, 2010

are'nt blogging friends just the best!

So I made it over Burkes Pass ok, quite uneventfully, and Oh what a wonderful fun filled weekend, with my blogging buddies; Deb, Darlene and Michelle, and lots of new friends too, including Nicky who came up all the way from down south for Sunday's fun.

I was one of the chosen few who got to spend a totally fun filled weekend with Leanne and Rosie. stitching to our hearts content...

Lesley was the wonderful quilt fairy who organised this weekend, and is to be well and truly congratulated on her stunning organisation for the last 2 days. Everything was so superb, and I bet she is collapsing in a heap tonight. ...and the food, OMG... Well done Lesley!! every single little detail was so well thought out!


Now to look at some of the fun times that we had....

Here is Rosie, signing Miss Deb's book "Gift"...

Both Leanne and Rosalie use the most beautiful Lecien Cosmos threads, which are very hard, if not damn near impossible to purchase in NZ. These 2 just rave about them, lucky Michelle has the whole new "Season" range, having purchased them at Spring market in Minneapolis recently.

Leanne regaled us with a very clever and entertaining lecture on how we might begin to design our own quilt, a lot of this made very good sense, just need to put it into practice.. Leanne made it sound so easy peasy!


Rosie showed us all how to do needle turn applique...

and she ironed and ironed and ironed, bless her little cotton socks, all those transfers onto our hanky linen for stitchin...

and Leanne snapped shots left, right and centre!

look at their amazing table of goodies...


this is Leanne's amazing "Down in the Garden" (BOM) - stunning huh!!


This is my project, completed yay!!!

thanks ladies for making it such a wonderful event! Miss D, you were supposed to be in this pikkie, thank you ever so much for being such a wonderful wonderful host, and putting up with me for the weekend!! .... and a BIG thanks to Bill for the cheese toasties last night!!

(me, Leanne, Lesley, Rosie, Michelle)

This was just the most fantabulous weekend!!


p.s so made it back home, over Burke's Pass - very very cold here! (-2.5 at 4pm, but the cold day didn't stop the builders from working on my little project - more tomorrow....)

10 comments:

Maree: said...

Great Pics of what looked like a Great Time...Glad you made it home safe & sound...Your Stitchery is Gorgeous...
cheers

By Hoki Quilts said...

Between our Mainlanders photo's I'm getting a really great overview of the weekend. Love the work you did. Now I bet you are well and truly inspired for many projects to come.
So glad you made it home ove the pass, not an easy trip in mid winter.
hugs - Miche'le

loulee said...

Soooooo jealous... I'd trade 25C for minus 2.5 anyday, just to be down there!!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a great time was had by all...love your stitchery...glad you made it safely home!

Laurie said...

Just 4 more sleeps and a hour and half drive and we will be there...you have made it sound so exciting...I can't wait.
Lovely photo's nice to see pictures of people we know by blogging ... may be one day we could have a "bloggers meet"

hugs Laurie

Deb said...

More photos I hadn't seen. That one of Rosie's teaching time definitely shows how entranced I was by everything she was doing. I love that needleturn method. I felt very privileged to get the signing of my book and it was such a great weekend.
hugs Deb

Marls said...

OMG that looks like you have all had the most amazing weekend. What alot of inspiration around. Your stitchery is just gorgeous.
Glad you got home safely over those icy roads.

Michelle Gaut said...

I think we could do this again when you hold your retreat at your place.
Fantastic photos, I think you need to give me lessons on blogging.
Sogreat to see you

Micki said...

Looks like you all had a great time!
Micki

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the project you made, Shiree and what a fantastic weekend you had.
Glad you got home safely!