Friday, March 14, 2014

Sunday Stitching Day

Sunday – Stitching day had finally arrived.  We assembled in the lobby, all super excited about what the day would bring.  As always our Nutters – Joy, Fee, Dawn and this years organiser, Vicki had done an outstanding job of bringing us a truly amazing and memorable day.

Those goody bags were teasing us as we were not to peek until told we could.. 
Finally we were introduced to this year’s designers.  They were Joy, Dawn, Fee and Vicki, with guest designers for this year being Jenny, Vikki and me.  Yes, me – I had been asked to be one of the designers.  Wow – what a privilege, and what awesome company to be among.
It is never a dull moment at these events – here we are - me, Vikki, Fee and Dawn, with Joy, Vicki and Jenny in front.
However it didnt stop there.  From behind the curtains came Rosalie Quinlan,
who gave us one of her designs, even ironing on the transfer to the linen many times over that morning.  She  had a “shop” of her fabrics, threads, etc for us to purchase. She also signed many of our stitchery designs that she had given us.  Such a generous designer.
Rosalie       photo (34)
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Our lovely table.  Loved stitching and chatting with them all.
My LGS project was the “To Market To Market Shopping Compendium.” 
Inside it has (from left) a place to keep fabrics, threads etc that you are wanting to find matching items for, a card pocket to keep gift cards, vouchers and business cards, a pen and a notebook to write requirements or to sketch an idea.
Alternatively it could be used to hold a photo, appointment cards, and a diary.  It is designed to hold an A6 notebook/diary.  (approximately 6 inches x 4 inches).

Another project that I sold the pattern for on the day is my “Priceless Sewing Case”.
The pattern  for the smaller size,is written. but I need to add the measurements for the larger one yet.
(larger sewing case)
.With so much excitement in the room, it is needless to say that not a great lot of stitching was done.  But there was such a buzz in the air, the food we were served was delicious, the projects are all amazing, and all in all it was the best day you could imagine.
(Once again, thank you to those LGSers whose photos I have copied to use here.)


Christine M said...

It must have been hard for you to keep your secret from your close friends, Marilyn. Your project is lovely. I've got so many things I have to make now. The to do list is getting bigger and bigger!

Sue W said...

I've been reading about this wonderful 'retreat' on a few blogs......It sounds like loads of fun and such a great lineup of talent. Both your projects look amazing Marilyn.
Sue -

Helen said...

Such an amazing time thanks for sharing !!

Chrissie said...

How wonderful for you to participate as a designer, what a very memorable week,so many projects to do. I bet everyone is looking forward to the next one now.

retdairyqueen said...

Loved your design and will get to make it some time soon

Maria said...

Firstly congratulations on being one of the designers..
Looks like all had a fabulous time...

Sew Useful Designs said...

It sure was an amazing day Marilyn, and so wonderful to meet you at last!!! I loved your compendium... and will be making the 'shopping' edition of course! ;-) Lots of love! Vikki xoxo

Anneliese said...

Congratulations, Marilyn, for your success with your shopping bag design. It must have been fun with such a happy lot of people.

Anneliese said...

....and the "Priceless Sewing Case" is looking wonderful and very practical.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your designs Marilyn...clever girl!!! Looks like a fab time was had by all.

Sisbabestitches said...

Fantastic designs Marilyn! And congratulations :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said... wonderful to be one of the designers....awesome project...

SuperMomNoCape said...

It looks like a super fun day! Congratulations on being one of the designers.

Fiona said...

I am so pleased that you are doing some designing... What fun and how clever of you... Beautiful projects

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great design.......well done........

catching up on some old tagged posts.........