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Out And About.

Posted on | July 30, 2013 | 13 Comments

I have been lucky enough to have recently had eight days in a row that have involved crafty things.  Several days were classes and another  was joining friends for a sewing day.  I had a day of art journalling and another working in a crafty capacity.

But two busiest days were visiting the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Exhibition Centre in Melbourne and then having a lovely day at Friends in Stitches in Glen Waverley.

I enjoy wandering through all the beautiful quilts at the Fair and of course spent time looking at all the vendor stands.

I did attend a workshop with Indigo Niche to learn Sashiko embroidery/quilting. This is the start of the sampler done in class.

I am looking forward to working on this project during the week.


Together with a group of friends I attended Friends In Stitches with Leanne Beasley, Gail Pan and Natalie Lymer.

I think there were about 100 ladies there each day. I was there on the Sunday.

We were given fully kitted projects from each designer.

These were Leanne and Gail’s.

And this was Natalie’s. I was able to complete this one. It makes up into a pin cushion.

We also received postcard patterns.

And then to top it off, we were given a lovely pendant as a gift.

A great day was had by all.

I will finish the post with pictures of the display of designs for each designer.






13 Responses to Out And About.

  • Linda King says:

    I must say that I’m a little jealous. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend 8 days!

  • Pauline says:

    WOW, that is what I call a fun day…Friends in Stitches…and you had 8 fun days. You tire me out just thinking about all your crafty days. Cute patterns and the pendant is adorable. Luv the Sashiko. Happy Stitching!! hugs Pauline

  • Melody says:

    Such a fabulous post. Thank you.

  • Looks like a really good time and lots of “eye candy”!

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    Good luck with all the goodies you will be working on. The Sashiko work will be lots of fun to work on.

    Happy days.

  • Frances says:

    WOW…..EIGHT crafty days in a row. Bet that was loads of fun!!!

  • Joan says:

    What beautiful stitcheries. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your little trip. That’s what life is all about! :-)

  • sunny says:

    I want to come hang out with you for awhile! Looks like a lot of fun, and some great kits and gifts.

  • Suz says:

    My, you did have a wonderful time Karen! Maybe I might need to join in next time?? Love the Sashiko and the Bunting House pincushion!

  • marina says:

    your sashiko looks lovely.
    what a wonderful busy week you had!
    the stitch in looks amazing.

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    You’ve been having a crafty fun time!! I bet you are inspired to stitch after seeing all those wonderful designs! I love your sashiko sampler.

  • Fiona says:

    sounds like some lovely days and the friends in sttiches event looks just so much fun and such lovely patterns…

  • Sunnybec says:

    What a fabulous day! Would love to do something like that. Always like Natalie’s stuff and Gail’s not quite sure about Leanne’s yet. Hugs xx


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