Thursday, April 2, 2015

March 2015 Catch-up, Part 1.

March has been a very busy one for me this year. It started with Lets Get Stitched in Brisbane, only 50 minutes away from where I live. I chose to stay at the hotel with all the other girls and was lucky enough to share a couple of rooms with these girls.

Thanks roomies for letting me share with you, it was great fun. Wendy, me, Larissa and Dianne. Trish, our other room-mate is missing. We did have a few more beds just in case you were wondering.
This was a great few days run by Fee, Vicki, Dawn and Joy. All these girls are from a different state except Joy, whose turn it was to organize the event this year and let me say she did a wonderful job. Next  year it is on in Tasmania where Fee lives.
We went to a local pub for dinner Thursday night to renew old friendships and make some new ones.

Friday we were up bright and early ready for our bus trip. Our first stop was Bayside Stitchcraft where Joy works. We all enjoyed shopping here.

I bought a few things there, buttons, fabric, a couple of patterns and a bag handle.
Next we popped into Linen and Lace, which had lots of beautiful things as the name suggests. I bought this small butterfly container as a memento of the shop.
Our next stop was Nikki Tervo's Brandy Gully. She had lots of fabrics,buttons and patterns.

Above, the things I bought. Tilda fabric and buttons plus a  Bali jelly roll. Nikki was very generous and gave everyone on the bus a booklet with stitcheries in it.
We then stopped for lunch before heading to our last two stops, Fairies in my Garden and The Quilters and Embroiderers Store. A few more purchases and my day was complete.

I was looking for a metal hanger to fit a wall hanging I had been given at Xmas and on the last stop I finally found one to fit.  It was a fantastic day.
Friday night was pizza and games night held in one of the rooms at the hotel. Here we had a bring and swap table and a game where we exchanged paper bags containing a charm pack. We played some games, I had to sing a song from Mumma Mia but luckily I had some girls join in who knew all the words and helped me out.
Saturday was a free day so we ended up going to the cinema to see a movie in Gold Class and pretended we were ladies for a day. Saturday night we met for dinner at The Morrison Hotel across from the hotel.

Sorry these photos are a little fuzzy. Top photo The Nutters. Some of the girls sitting in front of the infamous nude wall paper, very interesting.
Finally Sunday was our stitching day. Vicki Joy Fiona Dawn and the two mystery designers.
Mystery designers on the ends. Michele to the left and Teresa to the right.

The whole stitching day group.

Above is our Goodie Bag and it's contents / a pattern and starter kit from each designer. Will show these as I make them up. Cheryl Goss was another mystery designer but she couldn't make it at the last minute. Her lovely pattern is the one on the far left.
Well it has been a long post and this only covers 5 days so will be back with the next instalment soon. Thank you if you have stuck with me and made it to the end.
Happy Stitching till next time............ HAPPY EASTER for tomorrow.........


  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  2. Some fun times there Noela. Hugs, xx

  3. what a great time had by all!
    lovely purchases and goodies too.

  4. Great post Noela.... it was great fun.

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun and managed some lovely purchases. You are going to be busy with projects using your goodies.

  6. It was a great weekend Noela, you have some great photos there...glad to hear there was more than one bed in your
    Have a great

  7. By everyone's reports, you all had a wonderful time. Lovely shopping, Noela.

  8. It was a busy weekend... great to have seen you on the Sunday...


  9. Hi Noela it was an awesome time,it's good looking at your photos reliving everything again,it was good to catch up with you my friend till next year xx

  10. I enjoyed reading every bit of your lovely post and looking at all the great photos of everyone having so much fun :)

  11. It was lovely reliving the weekend through your post Noela. I love all the items that you bought on our bus trip!

  12. So many happy faces. Good to see you all enjoying yourselves. Happy Easter to you too.