Sunday, May 19, 2013

FNSI, Stitcher's Inc May Blog Meet

Last night I joined the quilters on the other side of the world for FNSI.  My sewing machine is away having a service so I  worked on Secret Sewing preparation for lots of swaps that I have coming up.
Top left: I cut out the last pieces to finish my SKOW Bag, Traced out  stitcheries  for several swaps and chose fabrics for Xmas swaps projects. 
This is all I can show of my prep as other than the SKOW bag, it is all Secret stuff and will have its reveal at a later date.
Today I attended the Brisbane Stitcher's Inc blog meet.  It was held at the Community Room at Garden City Shopping Centre with about 15 ladies attending.  We had a fun day stitching together .  It's always lovely to meet new friends as well as catch up with old. I was lucky enough to win the door prize.
Below is the gift I received from Maree, a pin cushion and a lovely Willow Valley Store vintage stitchery pattern.. I already had the Vignette mag that came with it so I gave it to one of the other ladies to read.
Thank you Maree.
Maree also brought along some Cottage Garden Threads from her shop Ollie and May for us to buy if we wished. I bought 8 of these beautiful threads. I have used them in a few projects lately and love stitching with them. If you go over to Maree's blog you can check them out along with other goodies she has for sale.
Below are a few photos from today.
Above and below everyone stitching except me of course.

Above and below, a bit of show and tell, De and Susan's SKOW bags, on the right Sandi with Xmas reindeer toppers and Helen with her Anni Downs Pin Cushion.  All beautiful work girls.

Thank you for a wonderful day ladies. I look forward to the next one.
Now for some stitching.........  See you next time............   Hugs........    


  1. It WAS a good day!
    I think we need a better backdrop though!

  2. fantastic pics Noela that show and tell is awesome,well done ladies and congrats Noela for winning the door prize.xx

  3. You did get a lot organised Noela.
    Thanks for sharing you lovely day out..

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time Noela.

  5. An evening preparing projects is as much fun as the actual sewing.....your SKOW bag looks interesting. Lovely show and tell at your sewing day.

  6. Sounds like a very enjoyable day and enjoyed the show and tell.
    Lovely gifts received too.

  7. Nice to have met you Noela. It was a wonderful day. Hugs,xx.

  8. Sounds like you all had a lovely time. I love the preparation almost as much as the actual sewing. Looking forward to seeing all the secret projects. hugs

  9. Looks like a fun time was had by all! Wish I could be there too!

  10. I had a wonderful time - it was so nice to meet you!

    Tatyana xx

  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, your stitching and prep looks lovely, hugs Wendy

  12. The blog meet looks like it was lots of fun! I love CGT floss as well - such vibrant colours.