I hope that you have enjoyed seeing what we did at our stitching weekend and that you are enthused about Adelaide next year. Here is my project designed for the day which I called "Plant a Pot of Friendship"
It has a paper pieced border, applique flowers and a few other techniques thrown in for good measure.
The weekend begun for me on Thursday morning with the first of several visits to the airport. We were delayed getting Dawn's luggage as the sniffer dog decided that there was something "suspect" in her luggage and they wouldn't release it without first going through it.
They couldn't find what had set the dog off so she was allowed to repack her bag and go on her way - That was the first of many giggles.
We went on a shop hop on Friday to a number of local quilt stores. The ladies had a wonderful time picking up fabrics and patterns. Kerri did just a little spending - LOL
Then we had a "suprise" stop for the ladies. We took them to the heart and soul of "Pattern Press" a pattern distribution company which was operating at full speed - It was wonderful for the girls to get a behind the scenes look at the operations of a successful quilting business.
A HUGE thank you to Helen for taking time out of her busy schedule to show the ladies around and it was her birthday too.
Later that day we went to the Cadbury factory. Dawn fell in love with Freddo.
The folllowing day we went to Salamanca Market on the waterside in Hobart. Everytime I go I find so much inspiration - It is a wonderful place for the creative soul.
Dawn and I liked the hand dyed hair bands. The lady offered to put them on us and show us how they worked (They go on like a figure of 8)
So they go around like this
And then you do this......... But there was a problem with Dawn's.... Hers wouldn't stay on - The lady said it was because she has a flat head.......
Dawn was just a bit upset....... Don't you just love that face ??
stayed on - It seems that I don't have a flat head - LOL
Judy & Dawn hooked up with the Hobart Town Crier
And then on the way home we dropped into one of my treasure hunting haunts - The girls had a wonderful rummage and came up with some lovely finds.
On Friday night we had party games and a pizza night. My sister who is training in the beauty industry came along and gave hand massages - Judy loved it.
Saturday night was our gala dinner at the Riverfront Hotel which was a lovely meal and a great night
So after a lovely 4 days it was time to go home back to my family - This little fellow was very pleased to have me home.
And just a little shot of a blue bird I bought at Salamanca. I'll be back tomorrow with a little quilting tool I have made.....
Hugs - Fee XX