Sunday 10 November 2013

Stitching with Friends

Yesterday I was very lucky to be able to spend the day with some wonderful friends at

Everyone was greeted by .....

I love my new Reindeer.
Within the Goodie bag was out two "new release", fully kitted projects for the day.
First up is the Table Runner by Leanne Beasley

and this cute Mini Quilt / Wall hanging from Gail Pan.

We also got some thread for Hand Quilting our finished items, a hoop and more.

Here are the two wonderful ladies themselves introducing themselves and their projects.

(Gail on the left, Leanne on the right)

My chosen project for the day was Gail's project.

As you can see not a very productive day (this is after 6 hours!)
These days out are not really about the sewing but the fun and friendships.

Oh and course a little one on one tuition with Leanne and Gail.
Here is Gail talking about how she does her Needle Turn Applique.
Needle Turn is something I struggle with so it was very informative.
Mel is right in there too (in the Blue).  Don't think this will be her last stitching day like this either :o)
These days are always so much fun and one is really never enough.

Here is a sneak peak of Gail's new BOM.
If I remember correctly it is being launched in a few weeks.
So very tempting.

We were even treated to a little Cocktail demonstration.

Did I hear you say Retail Therapy?

Of course there was.  My one and only purchase for the day helped me transform this unsightly mess .....

to simply this.

with nothing on the floor anymore :o)
Thank you for the nudge on this purchase Claire.

A wonderful day. I want to do it all again.
Not long. Millrose Christmas get together is next weekend :o)

I will have some more pictures to share with you soon.
hugs Sharon xx


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! The storage box is pretty as well as functional- a double win, really!

  2. it was a wonderful day and as you say its about the friendship and lol poor Claire getting the blame for you buying your gorgeous box,dont think it took much arm twisting,lol.xx

  3. Lovely projects from both Gail and Leanne. I actually thought that for a stitching day, you managed to get quite a bit stitched! As everyone knows, you never actually do much stitching as you spend too much time chatting! LOL! You've certainly come home with some gorgeous goodies. I love your new box.

  4. My goodness you went to heaven for a day....

  5. Lucky you to have such a lovely day with two very talented designers, that new BOM of Gails is certainly enticing

  6. These wonderful days with stitching friends just pass too quickly. It must have been difficult to decide which project to start with. I think that little stocking stitchery will be showing up in all sorts of projects.

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful day Sharon, love th ebox.

  8. you had a wonderful time, how I wish we had groups like yours near to where I live

  9. It was wonderful to see you again and I agree it was a fabulous day. Roll on Mill Rosie next

  10. What a wonderful way to spend the day; wish I could have been there!

  11. looks like you all had a lovely day, see you next week at Mill Rosie

  12. Ohhh I love your storage box and the projects are sooo cute ......

  13. Yesterday was a great day for lots of us! Love your new wooden box.

  14. oh what a treat! Looks like it was fun (again). I'm sorry I missed it. Cute projects too.

  15. I was so jealous when I saw you'd bought this box as I'd been admiring it but thought it was part of the shop display :( Roll on Saturday for another fun filled day :) Barb.
    P.S: I've been doing a bit more on your secret project tonight, it's slowly getting bigger :)

  16. Lovely day Sharon and lovely to catch up with you and the others

  17. looks like a lovely day and the new projects are beautiful.
    I wouldn't have been able to leave that gorgeous box there either.

  18. I would have chosen Gail's embroidery too as those raindeer are very cute.

  19. how fun and two lovely projects to make...

  20. Looks like you had a wonderful time with all those ladies...I would have chosen Gail's design as well to work on, it is so very cute.

  21. fighting ... jealousy ... ... Lol! What a fabulous day you ladies must've had!!! Soooo wishing I lived closer!!! There's never anything like this happening up here ...


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